If you feel a little stir-crazy, try some of these virtual travels! We have searched the internet for a selection of virtual experiences to share some of our favorites with you! Explore from the comfort of wherever you may be studying.
The National Gallery of Art – the nation's museum – preserves, collects, exhibits, and fosters an understanding of works of art. Currently, in partnership with Google, the online experience features two digital exhibits. The first is an exhibit of American fashion from 1740 to 1895, including many renderings of clothes from the colonial and Revolutionary eras. The second is a collection of works from Dutch Baroque painter Johannes Vermeer.
Anyone who is a fan of this tragic, ingenious painter can see his works up close (or, almost up close) by virtually visiting this museum – the largest collection of artworks by Vincent van Gogh, including over 200 paintings, 500 drawings, and over 750 personal letters.
Built in 1964, this museum is dedicated to the archaeology and history of Mexico's pre-Hispanic heritage. There are 23 exhibit rooms filled with ancient artifacts, including some from the Mayan civilization.
TOM is not about collections! It’s about an idea: Olympism. Indeed, TOM’s vocation is to let people discover the Olympic Movement, witnessing its essential contribution to society, and to transmit the Olympic values beyond the celebration of the Games and competitions. Sport is, of course, the main element of a visit to The Olympic Museum. However, history, culture, design, technology and sociology are also some of the themes addressed.
Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 2500 museums and galleries around the world to bring anyone and everyone virtual tours and online exhibits of some of the most famous museums around the world. The collection includes the British Museum in London, the Guggenheim in New York City, and literally hundreds more for art, history and science.
NASA offered an insanely detailed and up-close view of Earth's moon when its Goddard Space Flight Center released a 4K virtual tour on Monday, April 9. The U.S. space agency reports the data for the video was retrieved by its Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft.
Visit locations from across the Universe as full screen, 360-degree images. Virtually travel to some of the most beautiful sites in the world, looking in any direction! Stand on Mars, in Machu Picchu, on top Mt. St. Helens, and almost any other place you imagine.
You can take a tour of the Winchester Mystery House, one of the most famous allegedly haunted houses in the United States, for free on the official website. The 41-minute exploration of the house not only takes you inside its endless supply of odd rooms, but it also offers an in-depth narrated history of the home and the Winchester family.
The Elms Hotel and Spa in Excelsior Springs, Missouri is the real deal. The staff are accommodating and the building is gorgeous, but the ghosts not so much. The entire town is rich in history and is a good visit once the crisis is over.
The stunning sites and monuments of Ancient Egypt, built between 4.6 and 2 thousand years ago. Three UNESCO World Heritage Sites including (1) Pyramid fields of Giza, Saqqara and Dahshur (2) Ancient Thebes (Luxor) with its necropolis (3) Nubian monuments from Abu Simbel to Philae.
This video recording was shot in August 2011 in Egypt - Marsa Alam. If you miss the Virtual Reality "underwater" fun we had last semester in Classroom L at the law library, we hope you will enjoy this experience too.
If you’ve ever dreamed of making it to the top of Colorado’s Pikes Peak, which sits 14,115 feet above sea level, here’s your chance. Hop aboard North America’s highest train and join this fast-motion virtual tour. The trip starts at the station in Manitou Springs and climbs the well-known peak in a matter of minutes, allowing the viewer to sit back and enjoy the dizzying ride.
In this video, we look at one of Switzerland's most beautiful and unique railways, the Unesco heritage listed Berninabahn. The Bernina railway sets a few records, including being the highest railway alpine crossing in Europe (2253m), the highest adhesion railway of the continent, the open air railway with the greatest height difference (1824m) and furthermore one of the steepest adhesion railways (conventional railway without cogs) worldwide, with gradients of up to 7%.
Wakuraonsen Station is a railway station in the city of Nanao, Ishikawa, Japan, operated jointly by West Japan Railway Company and the private railway operator Noto Railway. This train ride includes gorgeous scenery, greenery and mountains lasting just under 45 minutes.