Education at Its Best: Shining a Light on Virtual Field Trips

In honor of International Museum Day, we’d like to dedicate today’s blog post to some of our favorite museums and educational institutions.

Formerly “Museum of Nature and Science,” Perot Museum in Dallas, Texas is home to a number of exhibit halls including Moody Family Children’s Museum, Discovering Life Hall, Lamar Hunt Family Sports Hall, Tom Hunt Energy Hall, and many more. They also offer a virtual field trip program, in which they host children of all ages in the halls of their museum over HD video conferencing from LifeSize! [Read the case study]

They call their virtual field trip program, “ScienceCast.” Current program events include Adapt to Survive: Animals, Arctic Dinosaurs, Fire & Ice, Live Surgery Sessions and a custom program of your choice, among others. Take a look at these photos below:

Image 3Image 4Image1We’d also like to tip our hats to the Cleveland Museum of Art who put on a fun virtual field trip called, “Art Extravaganza”. In it, we saw everything from ancient Mayan art to modern art. Here’s a highlight reel:

Finally, we want to share the great work happening at the International Wolf Center and Buffalo Zoo. We loved the “Pup 101” and “Wild Winter Animals” field trips. Check them out below:

Tell us about your favorite museum in the comment box below. We’d love to hear your personal stories about these amazing institutions and the great work they are doing.

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