Although travel is on hold for the time being, our passion for discovering new places is still very much alive. With that in mind, we have created a “Smithsonian Journeys from Home” virtual travel hub—a place where you can discover the world through the Smithsonian lens without leaving the comfort of your living room. We hope these resources quench your wanderlust and leave you inspired.
FIND A TOUR
We have curated photos that will inspire you! Please explore and enjoy true armchair travel with us!
Smithsonian magazine has compiled a collection of coverage dedicated to virtual reality experiences, digital exhibits and books that will transport you to far-off lands.
Take a virtual visit to the Smithsonian's National Zoo by tuning into our live webcams. Watch Tian Tian, Mei Xiang, and our new cub, Xiao Qi Ji from the comfort of your home.
Smithsonian's vast collections and the research surrounding them are available to you online on a kaleidoscope of topics—from art to zoology. Explore your interests through the Smithsonian lens!
Find the free full 24-video series, as well as quizzes, reader polls, interactive maps, and further reading suggestions to help guide you through your virtual tour of our Nation's Capitol alongside Dr. Richard Kurin, Smithsonian Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador-at-Large.
Smithsonian Channel has just released 68 free ‘Aerial America’ episodes on streaming. Do some armchair traveling and see the breathtaking vistas of all 50 states while learning about their histories!
Learn some of the ways the Smithsonian is supporting and helping our country in a time of great need with a vast array of online resources inviting you to rediscover the wonder of history, culture, the arts, and the sciences.
Learn from Smithsonian Journeys Experts
Go ‘on tour’ with some of our most popular Smithsonian Journeys Experts without leaving the comfort of your home! Our Smithsonian Journeys Experts, chosen for their charisma, expertise, and affability, go in depth on topics of interest in our Expert Lecture Series.MEET OUR EXPERTS >