I am lucky enough to live near a city that has great museums. I’ve also been able to travel and see museums, large and small, in the United States and other countries.

If you don’t have that opportunity, for yourself or for your children, modern technology is here for you. Some museums have virtual tours available. I’m going to give you links to a couple of those to play with at your leisure, but if you are interested in a particular museum, you can check out their website. If you are interested in a particular subject, say fashion or military, you can use your search engine of choice to search “museum virtual tour” along with your subject of interest.

Claude Lévêque’s installation at the Louvre Pyramid by I.M. Pei. Photo by
Yann Caradec via Wikimedia Commons.

One of the most famous museums in the world is The Louvre in Paris, France. It’s so huge that there was too much to see within my three-hour attention span. Using this link, you can look around from the comfort of your home. In your pajamas.

To use this I had to download Adobe’s Flash Player, which would not download to my iPhone. That’s okay because the tour looks better on the larger screen of my laptop.

National Museum of Natural History, Washington, D.C. (2013). Photo by
Another Believer via Wikimedia Commons.

A museum I definitely want to visit in the future is the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC. Using this virtual tour tool will help me to plan my visit so I can make the most of my three hours.

They also have virtual tours for past exhibits that are no longer on display, so it’s also a little bit like a time machine.

This is great fun so I hope you check out your museum of choice. Drop me a line in the comments and let me know what you think.