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Live Virtual Field Trips

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]

Carl Sandburg Home

828.693.4178 | 81 Carl Sandburg Lane, Flat Rock, NC

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.

  • Age: Kindergarten through high school
  • Subject: Writing, poetry, language arts, history, social studies, science
  • Homeschool trips are also available.

Roper Mountain Science Center

864.355.8900 | 402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville, SC

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Greenville’s 62-acre science center includes labs, a living history farm, a space for traveling exhibits, animals, a planetarium, and more. Check out their public events including afternoon explorations.

Homeschool and Field Trips: RMSC offers onsite and virtual field trips. Groups must have at least 12 students participating.

  • Age: Programs available for a variety of ages
  • Offers ELearning, Science on Wheels, and Afternoon Explorations
  • Subject: Science

WNC Nature Center

828.259.8080 | 75 Gashes Creek Road, Asheville, NC

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.

  • Age: all ages
  • Subject: science
  • Guided as well as self-guided and in-school programs are available.

Greenville Zoo

864.467.4300 | 150 Cleveland Park Drive, Greenville, SC

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.

Virtual National Park Field Trips

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 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 $50 per class, $10 discount for additional classes.

South Carolina Aquarium Virtual Field Trips

| 100 Aquarium Wharf, Charleston, SC

Live presentations:

  • Turtle Talk-  Wednesdays at 10 am
  • Virtual Visit- Fridays at 1 pm

Book a live Critter Call.

Access previous live talks and visits to play anytime.

Dolphin Research Center Virtual Field Trip

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. $135

Virtual Visit to the Earth and Space Science Center Hudnall Planetarium

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.

Cost is $25