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Take a virtual tour of DC museums to keep the learning going.

DC has a plethora of museums, including 17 Smithsonians. If you’re looking for creative ways to get of our your house and into a new environment without actually leaving your house, we’ve compiled a list of virtual museum tours in DC. You can take a voyage to space, see live animals, discover famous women in history or view the Hirshhorn’s Sculpture Garden from a whole new perspective.

1.National Air and Space Museum

The Air and Space Museum takes visitors to the sky, showcasing the amazing technological achievements that have progressed aviation and space exploration throughout the last century. Explore more virtual exhibits at the online. Students and educators can access STEM resources.

  • Apollo 11
  • Apollo 50
  • Lockheed SR 71 Blackbird
2.Smithsonian National Zoological Park

Go wild with online resources from one of the nation’s most popular zoological parks. Explore more virtual exhibits at the Smithsonian National Zoo. Students and educators can Follow That Bird!

Live Cams

  • Giant Pandas
  • Lions
  • Elephants
3.Ford’s Theatre

A working theater, historical monument, world-class museum and learning center, Ford’s Theatre is the premier destination for exploring and celebrating the life and legacy of Abraham Lincoln in Washington, DC. You can view their many online exhibits, including one that focuses on Lincoln’s assassination, or peruse online teaching resources.

4.National Museum of Women in the Arts

The Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden displays some of the most unique artworks in modern and contemporary art, including painting, sculpture and photography. Explore the Sculpture Garden through the museum’s virtual view 1 and virtual view 2.

6.National Portrait Gallery

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery captures America through the imagery of remarkable people who have shaped history.

Women’s History Month Exhibits

  • ‘First Ladies’
  • ‘Votes for Women’
7.Smithsonian 3D

A small group of technologists working within the Smithsonian Institution Digitization Program Office have brought the Smithsonian museum collections to life with 3D digitization.

8.National Museum of African American History and Culture

The National Museum of African American History and Culture learning lab offers students and teachers digital resources including imagery, essential documents and engaging videos. These materials bring stories to life and inspire readers to become agents of change.

9.United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
Fortunately, you don’t have to venture to the Unites States Holocaust Memorial Museum to experience their latest exhibit, Americans and the Holocaust, which examines the motives, pressures and fears that shaped the American response to Nazism, war and genocide. Browse through a curated list of frequently searched themes.
10.Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

You might recognize the necklace pictured above from a little movie that stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet called ‘Titanic’. The Smithsonian National Musuem of Natural History has this necklace on virtual exhibit for you to see and learn more about.

11.SPY Museum
The SPY museum may not be open, but you can still get-a-look into the largest collection of international espionage artifacts online, some that have never been seen by the public…until now! If you’re an educator or a student, you can also access their free activities and lesson plans.
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