Looking for a virtual field trip for your class or homeschool group? More than a slide show tour or live webcam feed, the virtual field trips in this list include a live session with an educator, ranger or other on site expert. Your students will be able to ask questions and interact live with experts on these virtual field trips.
Do you know of a great virtual live field trip program we’ve missed? Please let us know by emailing [email protected].
Schedule a live planetarium presentation via Zoom with the Earth and Space Science Center Hudnall Planetarium on topics such as constellations/night sky, sun-earth-moon system, moon phases, planets and the solar system, geology and more.
Presentations are available for classes, groups or homeschool families.
Presentations are 30-45 minutes.
Greenville Zoo is offering virtual field trips for groups. Options are available for Kindergarten through 12th grade and include a wide variety of topics on animals, habitats, careers, veterinary care and more.
Studio programs using both pre-recorded video and a live question and answer time are available on a wide variety of dolphin topics for elementary through high school age groups. $95
Live from the Docks programs are live with trainers and dolphins for 30-45 minutes, making this program more customizable. $140
Live virtual field trips are offered by the Museum of Aviation Foundation.
Options are available for PreK through 12th grade and include STEM topics as well as historical topics such as World War II and the Tuskegee Airmen.
Cost is $75 per class up to 100 people.
Classes are scheduled on Tuesdays and Fridays.
The National Park System has a wide variety of live, pre-recorded and activity based online field trip experiences for all grade levels. Talk with a ranger at the Grand Canyon, dive live into a kelp forest, go whale watching, ask a ranger about living in Alaska, chat with a ranger at Lincoln’s Home, and so much more.
Live presentations through Zoom that include customizable topics. They currently offer 6 distinct virtual programs.
All virtual field trips are $150 for 30 minutes.
Access previous live talks and visits to play anytime.
864.355.8900 | 402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville, SC
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Located just minutes from downtown Greenville, Roper Mountain Science Center is one of the nation’s most unique learning experiences. As a pinnacle of innovative learning, an engine for community engagement, and a national leader in science education, Roper Mountain’s mission is to ignite the natural curiosity of all learners to explore and shape their world.
The beautiful 62-acre campus contains an array of state-of-the-art educational facilities including a Planetarium and Observatory, Marine and Ecology labs, a Rainforest, a Living History Farm and a new Environmental Science and Sustainability Center.
Each year, more than 50,000 students, 6000 teachers and 30,000 families experience the latest in explorative STEM education through these interactive exhibits and hands-on learning opportunities. Families can attend numerous events throughout the year including Friday Starry Nights, Afternoon Explorations, Summer Adventure, Laser Days of Summer, Summer Exploration Camps, and seasonal holiday laser shows. Regardless of age, Roper Mountain provides everyone the opportunity to explore, discover, imagine and grow.
Tours and group reservations are currently limited in number, so please contact the farm before submitting a form to visit.
Carl Sandburg Home also offer online virtual lessons. These are not live presentations, but rather virtual lesson plans. Students can learn about the Sandburg family and the significance of Carl Sandburg’s writing. Here are the virtual lesson plans.
This historic estate of poet Carl Sandburg in nearby Flat Rock, NC offers a 1-2 hour educational tour for groups that include writing activities, house tour, and farm visits.
WNC Nature Center currently offers self-guided tours for school groups (registration required), as well as virtual small group programs, virtual auditorium programs, and recorded programs on various topics that include a live animal guest.
View 60 species of native animals at the WNC Nature Center! Programs are available for groups as small as 10.