Thursday, December 15, 2011

Virtual Tour of the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History and a Virtual Dinosaur Dig

You might not be able to take your students on a field trip to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, but you can take them on a nice virtual tour of the museum. The museum's virtual tours are 3D panoramas of the rooms of the museum. As you go through each room you can click on small camera icons to get a closer look at various museum artifacts.

Applications for Education
The Smithsonian Museum of Natural History's tours provide a good way for your students to see the contents of the museum without being there. The tours could be paired well with some of the Smithsonian's other virtual activities like their virtual dinosaur dig.

H/T to Open Culture