A non-profit site dedicated to all things AR and VR in Education 10 amazing virtual museum tours August 20, Virtual Museum Tours are steadily becoming more and more common. VR has the power to transport users to places they might never be able to visit in real life so welcoming digital visitors into the museums of the world is a natural fit. This really strikes a chord with me as an international educator, working in a British curriculum school in the Middle East.
Advertisement A field trip to a museum was one of the necessary educational activities while growing up. I think it still is. The only difference is that with the explosion of the web and virtual environments, a student can cover so many more sights than earlier possible. Virtual environments open up many more educational options.
Take these five virtual tours of museums in your pajamas without bothering to pay the price of an admission ticket. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History It is part of the largest museum complex in the world run by the Smithsonian Institution and is also the most popular.
Even if you take the real tour, it is a complex of 19 museums and research centers. Even though that day is in the future for a lot of us, we can take a peek into the treasures thanks to the virtual tour.
You can enter the rotunda and go for the comprehensive self-guided, room-by-room walking tour of the whole museum. Directional arrows and a few controls help to guide you around the exhibits.
You can directly go to a spot by using the map. If you see an icon of a camera, clicking on it displays the exhibit in close-up. Make sure your internet connection is fast enough before you start the virtual tour.
European Virtual Museum A collection of items from various museums in Europe have been put up on this portal with the help of 3D images.
You can go by the eras, the area, objects, route, or pick up a museum to browse their collection online. When it comes to art, this museum in Paris holds the top spot. The virtual tours of the museum come in snippets which cover different sections of the museum.
You can take in the architectural splendor from the outside and then go into the different departments housing the art objects.
An inline QuickTime player gives you pan and zoom controls to close in on the exhibits. You can see a listing of all the virtual tours around the museum on the left sidebar.
When it comes to the view, the medieval tour of the Louvre is the best. The degree virtual tour of the Sistine Chapel will show you what you are missing. You can explore the other collections in a little Java player.
If you are planning to visit the museum in Japan, check out the virtual tour beforehand.The Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum is the largest collection of Microcars in the World, the collection can be viewed on-line or in Madison Georgia, USA.
The foundation of the most ancient publicly owned museums in the world dates back to , when Pope Sixtus IV donated a group of bronze statues, previously housed in the Lateran, to the people of Rome.
There are two buildings - the Palazzo dei Conservatori and Palazzo Nuovo –which, along with the Palazzo Senatorio, mark the limits of Piazza del Campidoglio. Virtual Museum tour. Explore the Museum's three galleries from the comfort of your own armchair.
The State Hermitage Museum From the s onwards the Winter Palace was the main residence of the Russian Tsars.
Magnificently located on the bank of the Neva River, this Baroque-style palace is perhaps St. Petersburg's most impressive attraction. Virginia Science and Technology (VSTC) Take a Tour. GW Highlights. Welcome to the National Museum of the Marine Corps Virtual Experience! This rich, interactive virtual environment will serve as the gateway for Marines and visitors from all around the world to see the museum regardless of their location.