There are many ways to explore Houston and beyond without leaving home. Here are a few of our favorite free online learning experiences to share with your family. They are so fun you may forget they’re educational!
Space Center Houston
The Space Center Houston has created an interactive mobile tour featuring an audio tour, GPS maps, selfie filters, augmented reality experiences, virtual reality lite, and more! Best of all, free!
Image: Space Center Houston Website
National Park Foundation
Virtually visit the National Parks from the comfort of your home by using the free tours and webcams that are available to everyone.
Image: National Park Foundation Website
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
MFAH has launched a new virtual museum experience. Access art collections and selected exhibitions, film screenings, art-making activities, recorded lectures, artist talks, and more.
Image: MFAH Website
The most extensive collection of stock 360-degree images & videos available in the world, search Houston for local pictures of your area!
Bring the Zoo to you, watch the live feed of Houston Zoo animals, or explore hundreds of gorgeous pictures.
Image: Houston Zoo Website
Library of Congress
Many activities available that require just a few simple items you can find easily around the house or on the website. New events added often.
Image: Library of Congress Website
National Museum of Natural History
Weekly video webinars, featured exhibitions, and many other free events offered online. There are also 52 shows in the
Image: National Museum of Natural History website
Webcast Archive to view.
View Houston through the Earthnetwork webcam. Live feed of Houston space station, skyscrapers, Hermann Park, and Astros webcam views are available.
Children’s Museum, Houston
Lots of resources for kids that are learning from home. Free calendar of online events, including virtual workshops and storytime.
The Lone Star Flight Museum
Explore beautiful images and facts about the collection of award-winning aircraft currently at the Houston Lone Star Flight Museum.
I hope you have an opportunity to explore these websites with your family today. Enjoy learning something new about your home in Houston and the world beyond!