10 virtual school trips to take in February in honor of Black History Month and Presidents’ Day

School trips, like snowy days, have become victims of the COVID-19 pandemic. But several museums are helping bring the immersive education experience to computers and classrooms across the country.

The Center for Interactive Learning and Collaboration recently compiled a list of virtual exhibits for teachers and families to visit in honor of Black History Month and Presidents’ Day. The best part? You don’t even have to get on a bus.

Some of the exhibits on display, such as the “African American Artists” at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, are free to browse. Others, like the Ohio History Connection’s Underground Railroad Immersive Experience, are chargeable.

Here’s your guide to the top 10 picks for virtual outings for February.

See more digital programming here.

“Underground Railroad Immersive Experience” presented by Ohio History Connection; $ 135 to $ 150

“Double Victory: African American in WWII” presented by the National World War II Museum; $ 80 to $ 100

“African-American Artists” presented by the Smithsonian American Art Museum; free

“It’s Not Black and White: How a Museum Defines ‘Race’” presented by the Cleveland Museum of Natural History; $ 140 to $ 200

“America’s Presidents” presented by the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery; free

“Young Abraham Lincoln” presented by Learn Around the World; $ 140 to $ 200

“The Pursuit of Freedom: The Revolutionary War and the Founding of America” presented by the Virginia Museum of History and Culture; $ 125

“Lincoln Assassination Investigation with Detective McDevitt” presented by Ford’s Theater; $ 90 to $ 100

“George Washington and the French and Indian War” presented by Fort Necessity National Battlefield; free


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Perry A. Thomasson