Smithsonian Journeys from Home
Although travel is on hold, our passion for discovering new places is still very much alive. With that in mind, we have created a “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.
Join us on Facebook and Instagram @smithsonianjourneys to learn about our amazing destinations, get updates on virtual events, and see beautiful sites from around the world.
Discover Paris through the lens of the African-American experience, explore the waterways of Holland and Belgium, uncover the mysteries of Ancient Egypt, or delight in the wonders of Eternal Japan, all from the comfort of home on our curated Virtual Journeys.
We have curated photos that will inspire you! Please explore and enjoy true armchair travel with us!
Head out to the mountains virtually with our curated selection of the world's most beautiful mountain ranges.
Castles in Europe reflect many styles of architecture, especially considering place and time, although most are based on the concept of some type of fortification. See these stunning castles here.
See photos from our Waterways of Holland and Belgium river cruise journey last year.
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 experts are chosen for their charisma, expertise, and affability, and will go in depth on topics of interest in our free Expert Lecture Series. Join our email list to receive invitations to upcoming events.
Virtual Travel with the Smithsonian
Smithsonian magazine has compiled a collection of coverage dedicated to virtual 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 their live Panda Cam. 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—from art to zoology and so much more!
Find the full 24-video series, as well as quizzes, interactive maps, and further reading to help guide you through your virtual tour of our nation's capitol alongside Dr. Richard Kurin, Smithsonian Distinguished Scholar and Ambassador-at-Large.
Take off on a thrilling flight across America with Smithsonian Channel. This popular series, available to stream from home, offers rare glimpses of our nation's most treasured landmarks.
Learn some of the ways that the Smithsonian is supporting and helping our country in a time of great need with a vast array of online resources. We invite you to rediscover the wonder of history, culture, the arts, and the sciences with us!