I have searched long and hard for the type of virtual tour that immerses you in the environment. They’re harder to find than you’d think. Lots of sites promise ‘virtual tours’ and deliver pictures. Somehow, that doesn’t cut it.
Finally, I have a list I can recommend. Some covers acres of land, some a single bone, but all are amazing. See what you think (check here for updates):
- 360 Panorama of the world
- 3D Toads and more–animals, skeletons, etc (some for fee)
- Google World of Wonders
- Pompeii—via Google Earth
- Sistine Chapel
- Virtual Body
- Virtual Capitol
- Virtual Cockroach
- Virtual Farm
- Virtual tours
- Virtual tour (with pictures) of a zoo
- Virtual tours
- Virtual tour–undersea
- Virtual Zoo
- Walk through the Forest (works better in Chrome)
- The White House (go to the White House on Google Earth, then zoom in until you’ve exploded through the walls to the interior. There, you’ll find a virtual tour of the White House.
For future reference, you’ll find this list under Great Websites–Virtual Tours.
Jacqui Murray has been teaching K-18 technology for 30 years. She is the editor/author of over a hundred tech ed resources including a K-12 technology curriculum, K-8 keyboard curriculum, K-8 Digital Citizenship curriculum. She is an adjunct professor in tech ed, Master Teacher, webmaster for four blogs, an Amazon Vine Voice, CSTA presentation reviewer, freelance journalist on tech ed topics, contributor to NEA Today, and author of the tech thrillers, To Hunt a Sub and Twenty-four Days. You can find her resources at Structured Learning.