11 Virtual Tours To Check Out While Self-Isolating

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Even though we might not be able to leave our homes right now, it doesn’t mean you have to whittle away from boredom everyday. From online workouts, virtual roller coaster rides, and even tours from museums, zoos, and aquariums, the internet is a pretty fun place to be these days, maybe more than ever before.

Keep reading for 11 fun virtual tours you can experience even while self-isolating!

Art Gallery of Ontario

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Since you can’t stroll around the AGO (Art Gallery of Ontario) in person, viewing its collection of prized art is the next best thing. Most of the gallery’s pieces can be viewed on its online collection and it’s even organized alphabetically.

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

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Have your very own Night at the Museum experience when you virtually visit the Smithsonian. Take in every exhibit the museum has to offer through its 360-degree room-by-room tour.

British Museum

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Thanks to the geniuses at Google Arts & Culture, you can virtually walk through London’s British Museum and step way back in time. A few things you can expect to see here are Egyptian mummies and The Rosetta Stone.

Royal Ontario Museum

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Did you know that our beloved ROM has over 45,000 objects viewable on its online archive? Well now you do and if you’re going stir crazy at home, it’s high time you checked it out. If you’re interested in a more virtual experience, again through Google Arts & Culture, you can “walk” through the museums exhibits.

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

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Attention all art lovers! View works by famed artists like Pablo Picasso, Piet MondrianJeff Koons, and Franz Marc, to name a few when you virtually experience New York’s Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

Calgary Zoo

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Looking for your daily dose of cuteness? Don’t miss out on the Calgary Zoo’s panda live streams that take place every day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., MT.

The Louvre

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Even though we can’t jaunt over to Paris just yet, you can still enjoy fine art at one of the city’s most prized museums, The Louvre. Check out its free online tours that feature three famous exhibits, including Egyptian Antiquities.

NASA

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Curious about what happens behind the scenes at NASA? Well here is some good news because both Virginia’s Langley Research Center and Ohio’s Glenn Research Center are offering free online tours.

Walt Disney World

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If you’re feeling like now is a good time for some Disney magic, then don’t miss out on virtually experiencing the theme park thanks to Google Street View. Enjoy parks like Epcot, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, and more, as well as popular rides like It’s A Small World, Splash Mountain, and Mission Space.

Vancouver Aquarium

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What could be more uplifting than watching otters and penguins play? Tune into the Vancouver Aquarium’s live stream of animals like jelly fish, otters, penguins, and more!

Banff National Park

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If you’re craving a big dose of nature but you’re cooped up in your downtown condo, check out Banff National Park’s virtual hikes, virtual tours, and forest walks. Some videos even have sound so you can hear nature in the background.

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