Google Arts and Culture – virtual tours for kids

As Melbourne starts to shut down due to COVID-19, parents are on the search for interesting ways to pass the time at home. With the help of Google Arts & Culture families have the opportunity to enrich their lives with art, culture, history and travel without leaving their house.

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Google Arts & Culture –Virtual Tours for kids

Google Arts and Culture

Google Arts and Culture offer an abundance of experiences for kids to enjoy including visiting famous landmarks from around the world, exploring art and artefact collections from Galleries and Museums, learning about history and even exploring the Namib Dune from NASA’s Mars Rover. How cool is that!

Google Arts and Culture categories include:

Google Arts and Culture – virtual tours for kids

Collections – Art Galleries

Parents can guide their kids through some of the worlds most famous Art Galleries including Uffizi Gallery (Florence, Italy), MoMA The Museum of Modern Art (New York, United States), The Munch Museum (Oslo, Norway), Tate Britain (London, United Kingdom) and our very own National Gallery of Victoria which showcases 167 artworks form NGV International and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia Collection.

Have to ever wanted to take a closer look at The Starry Night 1889, Vincent van Gogh painting? Art Camera allows you to zoom in and out on some of the most famous painting from around the world.

Google Arts and Culture – virtual tours for kids

Collections – Museums

Kids can explore anything from Egyptian artefacts to Dinosaur fossils from a selection of Museums, including Neues Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Berlin, Germany), The British Museum (London, United Kingdom), Acropolis Museum (Athina, Greece) and many more

Artists

Have you ever wanted to know more about your favourite artist? Kids can learn interesting facts and stories about some of the worlds most well-known artists including Gustav Klimt, Rembrandt, Edouard Manet, Edgar Degas, Frida Kahlo and many more. Artists can also feature multiple collections within the online exhibits.

Mediums

When searching through each collection you can search by the medium that the artist has used, including paper, ink, canvas, oil paint, clay, engraving, metal and many more.

Art Movements

Throughout history, there have been so many important Art Movements, kids can explore Modern Art, Surrealism, Renaissance, Pop Art and many more.

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Google Arts and Culture – virtual tours for kids

Historic Events

What are the major Historic Events that have changed History? This is such an important topic for kids to learn about. This category covers events like WWI, WWII, Vietnam War, Cold War, The Holocaust, Apollo Program, Apartheid and many more.

Historical Figures

Learn about people who have had an impact on their culture and history through the years. Read about Barack Obama, Alexander the Great, Eva Peron, Golda Meir and many more.

360° Videos

360° Videos allow kids to immerse themselves into paintings, sculptures, performances, Museum artefacts, Architecture and outer space. Kids can explore Prehistoric Sea Dragons, get up close to Jurassic Giants, watch a performance at the Opéra National de Paris and they can even go into The Space Shuttle Discovery at the National Air and Space Museum.

360° Videos allows kids to explore destinations around the world. Kids can travel to Syria to see Palmyra, explore Hawaii’s Lava Tubes or go diving to Tortugas Shipwreck Adventure.

You can download the Google Arts and Culture app from Apple Store or head to the Google Arts and Culture website page.

Enjoy and have fun!

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