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May 16, 2023
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Get ready to explore these Summer Virtual Field Trips for Kids! Explore the ocean, amusement parks, outdoor adventures, watermelon farms, and more with these kid friendly summer virtual tours.

Summer Virtual Field Trips for kids featuring coral reefs, amusement park rides, beaches, springs and more!

Summer Virtual Field Trips for Kids

Summer is HERE! The kids are home from school! As much as we’d like to travel all summer long that’s not an option due to work and budgets. So the next best thing is to take tons of kid-friendly summer virtual field trips with your child!

We’ve packed this list full of fun summer adventures PLUS themed activities to go with them.

Are you ready to explore these summer adventures?

Summer Virtual Field Trips for Kids

  • Oceans
  • Seashells
  • Coral Reefs
  • Ocean Animals
  • Boat Adventures
  • Amusement Parks Rides
  • Rafting
  • Rock Slides
  • Hiking
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Natural Springs
  • Ice Cream
  • Watermelon Farms
  • Printable Virtual Field Trip Log
  • Virtual Field Trips for Kids

Download Virtual Field Trip Log


  • Virtual Tour – Waikiki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii
  • National Graphic Virtual Field Trip of Ocean
  • 360° Underwater National Park – Buck Island Reef – America’s first protected marine monument.

ACTIVITY IDEAS: Host an Ocean Themed Playdate or Create a Writing in the Sand Sight Word Game.

Several types of seashells on driftwood on beach with waves


  • Snorkeling for seashells in Navarre Beach, FL
  • Seashells on the sand bar on Captiva Island
  • Collecting Sanibel Beach Seashells
  • What Do You Hear in a Seashell?

ACTIVITY IDEAS: Explore these Shell Themed Learning Activities, including how to make Rainbow Shells. You can also make your own Mermaid Necklace.

Coral Reef with purple fish and colorful coral for ocean themed virtual field trip for kids

Coral Reefs

  • Exploring the Coral Reef
  • The Great Barrier Reef in Australia
  • The Coral Kingdom with National Geographic Kids
  • Who Lives on a Coral Reef

ACTIVITY IDEAS: Create Watercolor Puppets of Coral Reef Animals which includes a movement game.

Crab on beach with sand and seashells and seaweed with waves in background for ideas for summer virtual field trips for kids

Ocean Animals

  • Ocean Animals for Kids
  • Turtle Time with National Geographic
  • The Brave Sea Turtle
  • The Outrageous Octopus
  • Humpback Whale
  • Fish
  • Crabs
  • Shark Dive with National Geographic
  • Discovering Dolphins with National Geographic
  • Swimming with Giants in the Ocean with National Geographic
  • Ocean View | Ready, Set, Zoom!
  • Kids Sail and Snorkel in Kaua’i – See Dolphins, Turtles and Tropical Fish

ACTIVITY IDEAS: Get outdoors to with tips for Finding Shark Teeth with Kids or visit your local Aquarium. You can explore these Shark Themed Activities and books!

OdySea Aquarium Deep Sea Exhibit

Boat Adventures

  • Learn how to Sail: Step by Step Guide to Sailing
  • Boats for Children with Blippi
  • How Do Ships Float? | Things Explained: Buoyancy
  • Why do ships float?
  • National Maritime Museum Greenwich, London
  • Australian National Maritime Museum
  • Maritime Museum of San Diego, California
  • Touring A Modern Day Cargo Ship

ACTIVITY IDEAS: Get ready to race with these Pool Noodle Sight Word Boats OR Explore water since with a creative Sink or Float Experiment.

Roller coaster rides in skyline at Seaworld for ideas for Amusement park virtual field trips for kids

Amusement Parks Rides

  • Splash Mountain – Disney World
  • Space Mountain – Disney World
  • It’s a Small World – Disney World
  • Expedition Everest – Animal Kingdom
  • Big Thunder Mountain Ride – Disney World
  • Mako Roller Coaster – Sea World
  • Kraken Roller Coaster – Sea World
  • Manta Roller Coaster – Sea World
  • Journey to Atlantis – Sea World
  • Infinity Falls – Sea World

ACTIVITY IDEAS: Test your building skills with this Newspaper Engineering Challenge or Explore our favorite STEM Activities.

Large Group of people in vests rafting down the Colorado river with waves and rocks in background.


  • Extreme Kayaking in the Grand Canyon
  • Rafting the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon

Rock Slides

  • Sliding Down the Natural Waterslide at Slide Rock State Park – Sedona, Arizona
  • Sliding Rock, North Carolina
  • 8 Natural Water Slides of California

ACTIVITY IDEA: Get ready for snacktime with this Edible Sedimentary Rock Cycle Activity.

Path in forest showing waterfall near rocks and pine trees for ideas for virtual hikes for kids


  • Redwood National Park
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Half Dome at Yosemite National Park
  • Grand Canyon National Park – Rim to Rim
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • Skyline Trail Mount Rainer
  • Rocky Mountain National Park


  • Blippi Visits a Camp Site
  • Tobee Goes Camping

ACTIVITY IDEA: Play this Muffin Tin Camping Game to work on reading skills.

Kid fishing in pond


  • Fishing Virtual Field Trip
  • How to Fish – Fishing Camp Field Trip
  • How to Teach Kids to Fish

ACTIVITY IDEAS: Get counting with this fish themed math game OR make your own fish art!

Natural Springs in Florida with aqua colored water

Natural Springs

  • Top 10 Springs in Florida
  • Weeki Wachee Springs State Park
  • Ponce De Leon Springs
  • Ginnie Springs, Florida
  • Wekiwa Springs State Park
  • DEEP in Wekiwa Springs, Wekiva River, and Wekiva Island
  • Rock Springs and Kelly Park
  • Kelly Park Rock Springs Ariel View
  • Blue Spring State Park Tour
  • Gilchrist Blue Springs State Park
  • Blue Spring Florida Manatees State Park
  • Blue Springs with Florida Travel

Ice cream with waffle cone during summer fun along water front with bridge

Ice Cream

  • Easy Homemade Ice Cream
  • How is Ice Cream Made?
  • Make Your Own Ice Cream
  • Learn How Ice Cream is Made With Scholastic News

ACTIVITY IDEAS: Here’s our Step by Step instructions for Kids for How to Make your Own Ice Cream.

Watermelon Farms

  • Watermelon Farm Tour
  • How to Grow Watermelons
  • World’s Largest Watermelon Farm

ACTIVITY IDEAS: Explore these 30+ Gardening Activity for Kids

Summer Virtual Field Trip Log for Kids to track the virtual tours they view.

Download Virtual Field Trip Log

Printable Virtual Field Trip Log

There are so many fun ways to explore these summer virtual tours for kids! Once you’ve gone on your adventure be sure to grab our Virtual Field Trip Log to track your summer adventures.

Summer Virtual Field Trips for kids featuring coral reefs, amusement park rides, beaches, springs and more!

Summer Virtual Tours for Kids

Which summer virtual tour will you pick first to take on an adventure this summer?

Tell us in the comments below which one was your favorite trip!

Summer Activity Ideas for Kids

  • The Best Summer Books for Kids
  • Tips for Making Summer Memories with Your Kids
  • Summer Bucket List Ideas for Kids
  • Printable Summer Bucket List Planner
  • The Best Summer Science Activities for Kids
  • Screen Free Activities for Summer Fun
  • Rainforest Virtual Field Trip
  • First Day of Summer Vacation Interview


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