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Our 5 favorite virtual museum tours

Looking to check out some museum exhibits from the comfort of your own home? Here are our 5 favorite virtual museum tours

With the current situation and most museums closed, it’s nice to know that several museums have started their own virtual tours. So whether you’re in the mood to visit a beautiful piece of art you love or show your children a fantastic exhibit of historical treasures, you can find it on our list.

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Art Institute of Chicago

The Art Institute of Chicago is both a museum and school for the fine arts. Founded in 1879, the museum has a wonderful virtual tour that includes video and audio tours, interactive features and art-making activities you can do at home.

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Encompassing 3 historical New York sites, The Metropolitan Museum of Art currently has artwork spanning over 5,000 years of history. Fortunately for those visiting from home, the museum has started The Met 360° Project, which displays 6 YouTube 360° interactive views of various galleries, including the Egyptian Temple of Dendur and the Arms and Armor Galleries.

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British Museum, London

Founded in 1753, The British Museum is the first national public museum of the world. The museum covers every field of human knowledge, and you can explore its collection with an interactive tour via an incredible virtual timeline. Once you click through, you won’t be able to look away.

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Musée d’Orsay, Paris

The Musée d’Orsay is a fascinating museum with the largest collection of Impressionist and Post-Impressionist works in the world. If you want to check out amazing works of art from Monet and Gauguin while moving through the museum’s beautiful architecture, check out the interactive, virtual tour.

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Natural History Museum, London

With a collection that covers everything from dinosaur bones to animal mummies, The Natural History Museum in London is a blast. If you or your kids want to check out the fantastic museum, its vast collections or at-home projects for kids, take a virtual tour.

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We might not have access to these fantastic places, but that shouldn’t deter us from exploring them on a computer or smart device. Sit back, relax and enjoy history’s treasures.

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