Being confined indoors doesn’t mean you can’t explore the world.
Many organizations, such as museums and national parks, are offering free virtual tours for the public to enjoy from the comfort of their own homes.
From the beautiful sights and sounds of Yosemite National Park to the hallowed halls of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, there’s plenty to explore.
Here’s a list of the top spots. Enjoy your adventure.
Yellowstone National Park: Need to get outside with nature? Start by exploring virtually some of the park’s main attractions. View Yellowstone’s geysers in 3-D or visit the Norris Geyser Basin Trails.
Yosemite National Park: Enjoy a panoramic view of Glacier Park and view some of the park’s historic landmarks. Visit the Nevada Fall overlook, complete with the sounds of the rushing waterfall. Or listen to the birds sing as you take a walk across the Happy Isles Bridge.
The Guggenheim: Through a partnership with Google Arts and Culture, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum offers a Street View tour. Visit the New York-based museum’s works of art and peruse its architecture. Afterward, visit its home page for online programs.
The Louvre: One of the world’s most visited museums is offering virtual tours of its exhibition rooms and galleries. Tours of this historic site in Paris include viewing Egyptian antiquities, a space dedicated to art and cultural education with work from Delacroix, Rembrandt and Tintoretto, and remains of the Louvre’s moat that protected the original fortress.
The Great Wall of China: The Great Wall of China can be witnessed on this virtual tour. Take a stroll through the 2,300-year-old structure from your living room.
Enjoy a flight to Mars: NASA and Google partnered for this out-of-the-world adventure. Experience the real surface of Mars as recorded by NASA’s Curiosity rover. Travel 352 miles from home to see a 3D replica of the red planet.
Take me out to the ballgame: Baseball might be on a hiatus, but you can still get a sense of the boys of summer by virtually visiting the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Fans can celebrate the National Pastime by viewing the digital collection that includes oral histories and collections from the Negro Leagues. Through a partnership with Google, fans can take a virtual stroll through the museum.