Fun Virtual Museum Tours for Kids
Spending days and days stuck in the house at times can get well, boring. Try our picks of virtual museum tours for kids!
Unfortunately, in today’s world getting out and going on adventures and to museums is either impossible or not likely. Museums and institutions are closed and travel is much more limited or non-existent. So, why not take a virtual museum tour with the kids?
Okay before you roll your eyes hear me out. These museums tours might just be the perfect thing to engage your child into something more educational!
We’ve scoured some of the world’s most famous museums and curated the most fun virtual museum tours for kids so you don’t have to! Yes, you’re welcome.
The beauty of this time though is with the internet there are a plethora of virtual activities available to us at just a click of our finger.
Imagine in an instant we can be whisked away to tour the mighty Acropolis, walk the Great Wall of China, see the Pyramids, visit the Louvre, experience Mars, or go to Monet’s house in Giverny. Imagine all of these amazing experiences from the comfort of our own homes and for free to boot!
Although taking a virtual tour doesn’t quite compare to actually visiting these amazing sites in person, it is still a better option than not experiencing it at all! Plus it may give you and your children the inspiration to identify some new favorite destinations and plan an in-person trip when the time is right.
Try some of these interesting virtual tours that kids will love. These have all been all kid-tested and approved. Try them with your kids and let us know in the comments what are your favorites!
Fun Virtual Museum Tour for Kids
Monet’s House in Giverny
This is a gem of a virtual tour that your kids are sure to love. I have visited Monet’s house and gardens in Giverny and it is absolutely breathtaking. This tour definitely intrigued and keep the attention of my daughter. She was genuinely interested and was curious about the beautiful and colorful home.
Claude Monet was one of the famous painters that founded the Impressionist movement in France. He lived from November 4, 1840 – December 5, 1926. He is also famous for his “en Plein air” landscape painting style. From 1883 he moved to Giverny where he painted some of his most know works.
For the virtual tour, you start outside the doorstep of Monet’s impressive estate. Then you go into the entryway with and can tour both upstairs and downstairs the home The tour takes you through the dining room, kitchen, the “salon bleu” or living room and print collection, the workshop, Monet’s bedroom, Alice’s bedroom, Blanche’s bedroom, and bathrooms connected to the bedrooms. All rooms have 360-degree views.
Try the kid-tested Monet’s House virtual tour here:
Atelier de Lumières
Try this fun interactive experience for the whole family at the Atelier de Lumières This is a newer museum established in Paris, France. I’ve never been to this one in person but it looks nothing short of magical. The name “Atelier de Lumières” means “Workshop of Lights” and the concept is a Digital Artspace where they showcase the work of famous artists such as Van Gogh, Monet, Klimpt, into a Digital experience of art and lights. You must check this one out!
The building itself has an interesting history. It was built during the in 1835 by the Plinchon brothers and was known as the Chemin-vert Foundry. During the Industrial Revolution, it was used as a factory to create high quality cast iron parts for the navy and railway industries. It closed down for many years when plastics dominated the market. In 2013 Bruno Monnier, President of Culturespaces discovered the unused space and proposed the idea of making it into a Digital Artspace. It opened in 2018 as the Atelier de Lumieres.
Although technically this one is not a “tour” they do have some online videos and clips that showcase their beautiful, luminous exhibits.
Okay, enough of my blabbing just go to the site below and check it out here!
The Louvre – Paris, France
Why not take a quick virtual jaunt to Paris and visit the world-famous Louvre. Oh, la la!
Le Louvre is the largest museum in the world and houses one of the most impressive art collections and legendary artworks such as Leonardo da Vinci’s, Mona Lisa, and the statue of the Winged Victory (Nike) of Samothrace. Need I say more?
The Louvre was originally built in 1190 as a fortress. In the 16th Century, it was reconstructed as a royal palace and has been built and rebuilt many times over the years. In 1882 Louis XIV relocated the royal residence to Versailles, and the Louvre became the home to various art academies and offered regular art exhibitions. The museum today now covers 652, 300 square feet.
I’ve been to this magnificent museum in person and it is absolutely awe-inspiring. While nothing quite beats viewing this amazing museum and works of art in person, at least during the present moment we do have the ability to virtually visit the museum.
They offer various online tour options. My favorite of the current virtual art Exhibits is the Egyptian Antiquities. The cool thing about this tour is you can really navigate yourself through the museum room to room.
So jump aboard the virtual ride and check it out here.
They also have an option to take “A Closer Look” at some of their most prized works to get a more up-close and personal view. You can try that, too, here https://www.louvre.fr/en/oal
Google Arts and Culture – 2000 Museums at your fingertips
Google Arts and Culture has compiled thousands of museum experiences into one resource. We’re talking the all the biggies here – Le Louvre, Moma, Musee d’Orsay, the Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art), even the White House and Nasa are present here. This resource is gold! There are just too many museums and sites to name.
There are different highlighted works and areas of the museums available that you can tour or do a 360-degree view.
Check out some of your favorite museums and sites here.
So there you have it – some unbelievable museum tours for you and the kiddos to check out right from the comfort of your own home.
Try them and comment below on which tours are your favorites. Also, if you have any tours that you think should be added here then let me know!
Also, for more fun kids activities from home try some of our other articles!
Be safe and stay well, Friends!