Explore Places in Michigan
Go behind the scenes and learn about the places that make up Michigan State University.
Located at Michigan State University, The National Science Foundation’s National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory, NSCL, is a national user facility with the mission to allow scientists from all over the world to make scientific discoveries about the inner workings of atoms and their role in the universe. Nearly 1000 scientists per year benefit from our unique capabilities to produce forms of the elements not normally found on Earth, called rare isotopes. For use in research, rare isotopes must be produced with a particle accelerator like the NSCL’s cyclotrons.
An interactive tour of MSU's Faculty Row, a small neighborhood, rich with history, which was constructed to house the permenant faculty and staff of the early college.
MSU Library first floor, Digital Scholarship Lab, and Green Room
Explore the areas of the library, even if you aren't able to visit in person.
Visit the art in the Main Library!
Visit an exhibit from our Special Collections gallery space!
Visit an exhibit from the MSU Map Library!
From MSU Archives & Historical Collections, On the Banks of the Red Cedar provides online access to documents, images, film, and audio materials related to the history of Michigan State University.
The flagship of the Michigan History Museum System, the Michigan History Museum offers you Michigan's rich past, from the time of the state's earliest peoples to the late 20th century. The museum's five floors provide a walk through time, beginning with Michigan's first people's, the Anishinaabe, and ending in the mid-20th century. Yearly special exhibitions provide a deeper look at Michigan history topics.
Get a feel for this exhibit at the Michigan History Center by exploring the descriptions, photos and stories collected in this Story Series!
Explore the Museum from anywhere with this virtual tour. Please note that the galleries are ever-changing, and the tour may not reflect what is currently on view.
Daily Virtual Visits at 10 AM and 2 PM (EST). Go behind the scenes, watch livestreams, special stories times, and more. Past virtual visits live in the feed, so check them out!
Learn about MSU’s Hidden Lake Gardens located in Tipton, MI.
Explore the raptor habitats from Leslie Science and Nature Center in Ann Arbor.
Explore their bats from the Organization for Bat Conservation in Pontaic.
The Detroit science & technology museum for kids.
Dedicated to the preservation of the birthplace of the Model T and the interpretation and celebration of Detroit’s automotive heritage and spirit of innovation.
This Upper Michigan museum features military and mining exhibits and offers insight into life on the Menominee Iron Mountain Range in the nineteenth century.
Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation allows you to experience the strides of America’s greatest minds while fully immersing yourself in their stories. Step inside the bus where Rosa Parks took a stand by taking a seat. Play pilot as you explore flight innovations, starting with the Wright brothers' achievements, or make yourself at home inside Buckminster Fuller’s circular Dymaxion House. Put yourself in the place of the movers and shakers who blazed the trail to where we stand today. And in doing so, discover your own path.
What lies behind the surface of a 400-year-old sculpture? Is what you see on a painting real, or did the artist mean to draw something totally different? DPTV teams up with the Detroit Institute of Arts to give students and teachers a look behind the scenes into the restricted area of the D.I.A. to explore new ideas and dig deep under the surface of art and science.
The University of Michigan Online Repository of Fossils (UMORF) is a project of the University of Michigan Museum of Paleontology to increase the accessibility of fossil specimens through online 3D and 2D representations.
The Kelsey Museum's galleries are closed until further notice, and all events and programs have been canceled. In the meantime, please explore and enjoy our online exhibitions and downloadable resources.
Lansing Art Gallery & Education Center inspires and ignites passion for the visual arts, providing a forum for self-expression and community engagement.
Cranbrook Art Museum is part of Cranbrook Educational Community, one of the world’s leading centers of education, science, and art.
Get a "New View of the Soo" as you experience the Soo Locks in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan with this VR 360 Video. Move your Smart Phone or use the computer mouse to grab the screen (moving side to side/up and down) to see all viewpoints. Part of A New View of the Soo Playlist.
Check out guided gallery tour videos, interviews, and more to learn about the famous President from Michigan.
Explore Dairy farms across the state of Michigan.
The new Sloan Museum of Discovery will open in late 2021. Until then, you can take a virtual tour of the old Sloan Museum history exhibits from the comfort of your home! Take a walk back through time, from the Durant-Dort Carriage Company to Flint's fight for fair housing.
The facility treats approximately 30 million gallons of stormwater and sanitary sewage each day. The Pontiac Clinton River Water Resource Recovery Facility recently completed the construction of a new Thermal Hydrolysis Pretreatment (THP) system, sludge dewatering system improvements, expansion and improvement of the existing dewatered biosolids storage facility, and construction of a new septage receiving facility. The THP system is a newer and innovative process that involves conditioning of the sludge under high heat prior to anaerobic digestion.
Explore our wetland trail through this interactive Google tour. Each scene is filled with facts that help you learn about the importance of wetlands! Did you know that wetlands around the world take many forms including marshes, bogs, mangroves, mudflats, ponds, swamps, billabongs, lagoons, lakes, and floodplains. Most large wetland areas often include a combination of wetland types. Here at the Ebersole Center we have fens, bogs, swamps, and marshes.
Explore Places all over the U.S.
Ever wanted to visit National Parks from your couch? Now you can!
Explore 5 different National Parks.
Visit natural parks such as:
Take in history at historic sites like:
- John Fitzgerald Kennedy
- Martin Van Buren
- Harry S Truman
- Longfellow House Washington's Headquarters
- Minuteman Missile
See the national monuments:
For more national parks, visit All National Park Virtual Tours page
Explore and learn about the many rooms of the White House.
There's nothing like experiencing the National Aquarium firsthand—but our live cams are the next best thing! Tune into our Blacktip Reef, Jellies Invasion and Pacific Coral Reef livestreams and enjoy a piece of the Aquarium from home. Also, explore the aquarium in this virtual tour.
The Smithsonian, National Museum of Natural History virtual tours allow visitors to take self-guided, room-by-room tours of select exhibits and areas within the museum from their desktop or mobile device. Visitors can also access select collections and research areas at our satellite support and research stations as well as past exhibits no longer on display.
Explore online exhibits like The Women of NASA, Breaking In: Women in STEM, Timeline: The History of Nursing, and more.
The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions.
Visit the Gallery virtually through video tours of current exhibitions, in-depth looks at highlights of the collection, online learning opportunities, audio and video recordings of lectures by artists and curators, and more.
Explore past exhibitions, or search for artworks of interest from the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Anytime, anywhere you can enjoy a variety of online programs, stories, videos, activities, virtual tours, and resources from us here at Air and Space.
At the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, we save species. We provide engaging experiences with animals and create and share knowledge to save wildlife and habitats.
The Smithsonian Institution is the world's largest museum, education, and research complex. We are a community of learning and the opener of doors. Explore our online exhibits from various Smithsonian Museums.
Explore Smithsonian collections in 3D from fossils to space shuttles.
Tour NASA Facilites, the International Space Station and more!
USS Hornet is an Essex-class aircraft carrier–at 894 feet long, 191 feet wide, and 19 decks tall, she’s about the same size as San Francisco’s iconic TransAmerica building turned on its side. While no longer the largest class of aircraft carrier on the water, touring the whole ship takes time.
In this edition of Frost Science@Home, we’re taking you inside the museum. The virtual tour video was created as a resource to highlight our campus as a welcoming and enriching learning environment for all.
The Adler Planetarium - America’s First Planetarium - is more than a museum; it is a laboratory, a classroom, and a community exploring the Universe together.
The NC Museum of Natural Sciences is the largest institution of its kind in the South East and one of the nation’s most amazing museums about the natural world. This Museum asks four basic questions about the natural sciences—what do we know?, how do we know?, what’s happening now?, how can you participate?—with an integrated suite of onsite, offsite, online and outdoor experiences.
Intrepid has served our nation for more than 75 years, playing crucial roles in World War II, the Cold War, Vietnam War and the Space Race. Now as the centerpiece of a world class museum – the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum – it continues to serve with a new mission: to promote the awareness and understanding of history, science and service through its collections, exhibitions and programming, in order to honor our heroes, educate the public, and inspire our youth.
Museum Computer Network: The Ultimate Guide to Virtual Museum Resources, E-Learning, and Online Collections
A list of continually updated with museum and museum-adjacent virtual awesomeness.
Get an inside look at the innovation and teamwork that goes into designing each Toyota vehicle. Hear from engineers, mechanics and safety experts who explore the science behind safe driving every day.
Take a virtual tour of Arconic’s Advanced Manufacturing hub in Alcoa, Tennessee and learn about the exciting ways robotics and digital technology impact the skills needed to succeed in Advanced Manufacturing.
You'll get a MOO perspective of what dairy farms are actually like with our virtual field trip.
See behind the scenes of Stanley Black & Decker Makerspace where making and doing is a way of life!
Take a virtual field trip with TGR Foundation and Discovery Education to the Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. as we showcase some of the innovative careers that fuel this Silicon Valley powerhouse.
Origins: Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind may be closed, but that doesn’t mean you’ll miss out! Explore this site to experience additional content and resources or see the exhibition for the first time using the Google 360 Tour.
Tuolumne Meadows, located at 8500 ft in Yosemite National Park, is an iconic example of a high-elevation Sierra Nevada meadow system. Part of the headwaters of the Tuolumne River watershed, the broad U-shaped valley is surrounded by granitic domes and peaks shaped by past glacial processes.
We have used photogrammetry to create interactive 3D models of fossil specimens from the collections of the Paleontological Research Institution.
These behind-the-scenes videos transport students to places where innovation meets creativity and shows there is no one path toward success in a STEM career. Explore the latest engineering, technology, and manufacturing at Boeing with these Virtual Field Trips.
Journey to the leading nuclear research facility in the country, Idaho National Laboratory. Step inside a nuclear reactor, explore unexpected careers in nuclear science, and see what the future may hold thanks to advances in nuclear capabilities.
Digital Collections is the National Library of Medicine’s free online archive of selected book, serial, and film resources.
The Exhibition Program creates lively and informative exhibitions and educational resources that enhance awareness of and appreciation for the collections of the National Library of Medicine.
Take a virtual tour around the ATLAS detector in the cavern, located around 80 meters below ground at interaction point 1 of the LHC. Alternatively, walk around the detector and control room using Google's street view.
Visit the 4-H Virtual Farm and discover why farming is part of your life even if you have never lived on a farm, never seen crops grow in a field, or never touched a cow.
The Virtual Museum of Minerals and Molecules v.3 is a web-based focal point and resource for 3-D visualizations of molecules and minerals.
Photography is a powerful tool for storytelling. It’s not often you get to wander through an animal kingdom where creatures large and small—from elephants, alligators and bobcats to pikas, polar bears and flamingos—all mingle together in perfect harmony. But that’s exactly the delightful experience you’ll have with “Nature’s Witness™,” the National Wildlife Federation’s first-ever exhibition of wildlife photography chosen from the National Wildlife® Photo Contest. Experience 50 images from around the world, each with a story to tell. Listen to what they have to say. Photographers not only highlight the beauty and wonder of nature, but also present images that remind us all to protect and conserve the wildlife and habitats that help sustain life on Earth. They show us the magnificence of nature and how wildlife deserve—and desperately need—our help to survive. Join us, because #WildlifeCantWait.
Take a tour of the Missouri Botanical Garden greenhouses with Senior Nursery Manager Derek Lyle. See how Garden staff is caring for the living collection and preparing plants for summer display. Highlights include the aroid and orchid ranges, a look at our water lily propagation tanks, and the cactus collection.
Explore Places all over the World
Cyark has documented over 200 sites on all seven continents. The sites span a huge gamut of human history from modern marvels of engineering such as the Sydney Opera House to archaeological sites such as Skara Brae, a 3000 BC neolithic settlement in Scotland.
Discover artwork, collections, and stories from around the world in a new way.
Located in Paris France, visit the museum's exhibition rooms and galleries, contemplate the façades of the Louvre. Come along on a virtual tour and enjoy the view, thanks to the sponsorship of Shiseido.
Richard Vevers and his team at The Ocean Agency designed and built the world’s first underwater camera that could collect 360-degree imagery of the ocean. They conducted expeditions in more than 25 countries and collected close to one million 360-degree ocean images. It has allowed millions of people to go on virtual dives to explore our incredible and unique underwater world.
Collection of virtual trips ranging from the Grand Canyon to Marble Bar.
Discover objects from the British Museum’s collection from prehistory to present.
Explore the world in 3D.
Explore Places all over the Universe
Explore the surface of Mars Explore a 3D replica of the Martian surface, exactly as it was recorded by the Curiosity Rover. As curiosity travelled across Mars, it's taken digital photographs with two stereoscopic camera systems. By combining and analyzing these photographs, scientists at NASA JPL have created a 3D model to study Mars and future missions. They are updating from WEBVR to WEBXR now, but 360 Mode offers a digital view!