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Digital and Virtual Museums

What kinds of digital musems are available online?

What online museums can I explore with my students?

How can I integrate virtual museums trips into my classroom?

virtual museumHave you always wanted to explore the history museums at the Smithsonian in Washington DC or travel through Europe visiting art museums? You may not be able to afford a real trip, but how about a virtual trip to these museums?
 
Use the excalendar to find out about upcoming events at museums around the world.
 
Explore Musings: Using Museums in Teaching and Learning from the American Museum of Natural History.
 
Use the following resources to locate online museums. You can also do a search in Google for topics such as "French art museum" or "horse museum".
 

Specific Museum Websites

American History from Smithsonian
http://americanhistory.si.edu/notkid/index.htm
Explore topics such as The American Presidency. Also explore the National Air and Space Museum.

American Museum of Natural History Kids
http://www.amnh.org/kids/
This museum has many online stories and reading opportunities such as How Lou Got the Flu, Endangered! and Ology.

America's Story
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/cgi-bin/page.cgi
Lots of readings and activities on American History

Canada Science and Technology Museum
http://www.sciencetech.technomuses.ca/english/schoolzone/kidszone.cfm
Explore exhibits, lessons, activities, and games

Carnegie Museum of Natural History
http://www.carnegiemuseums.org/cmnh/exhibits/
Exhibits, science, discoveries, and education programs.

Diego Rivera Web Museum
http://www.diegorivera.com/index.php

Field Museum in Chicago
http://www.fmnh.org/
Many exhibits include Sue at the Field Museum

Exploratorium from the San Francisco Exploratorium
http://www.exploratorium.edu/
On online museum of science, art, and human perception

Franklin Institute Science Museum
http://sln.fi.edu/
Lots of exhibits and resources for teachers and students

Guggenheim
http://www.guggenheim.org/

Learner Exhibits
http://www.learner.org/exhibits/middleages/
Lots of online exhibits and project such as Middle Ages.

Library Bell Virtual Museum
http://www.libertybellmuseum.com/

Missouri Botanical Gardens
http://www.mobot.org/
Lots of great resources on botany.

Measures in Time: Explore the Virtual Museum
http://www.whyte.org/time/index.html
Glacier: Legacy in Ice project.

Museum of the City of San Francisco
http://www.sfmuseum.org/

National Library of Australia
http://www.nla.gov.au/exhibitions/online.html
Online exhibits

National Museum of American History
http://americanhistory.si.edu/notkid/nmabc.htm
Lots of exhibits and resources for kids and adults

Ology from the American Museum of Natural History
http://ology.amnh.org/
Information on genetics, biodiversity, paleontology, and astonomy.

Online Art Museums

Virtual Egyptian Antiquity Museum
http://www.touregypt.net/museum/

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Virtual Museum Articles

Building a Virtual Museum: MusDev
http://www.dmcsoft.com/dmc/musdev.php3
Learn about a tool for building virtual museums.

The Virtual Smithsonian
http://www1.www9.org/final-posters/69/poster69.html
Explore the development of the Virtual Smithsonian.



Museum Website Links

24 Hour Museum
http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/

Museum Spot
http://www.museumspot.com/

Museum Stuff
http://www.museumstuff.com/

Virtual Library Museum Pages
http://vlmp.museophile.com/

Virtual Museum Resources
http://www.teacherlibrarian.com/pages/webwonders30_4.html

Museums from Yahooligans
http://www.yahooligans.com/school_bell/Museums/
Links to resources for children and young adults

Museum Around the Word
http://icom.museum/vlmp/world.html
Directory of museums by countries

Museums in the USA
http://vlmp.museophile.com/usa.html

Museum Link
http://www.museumlink.com/virtual.htm

Science Learning Network Museums
http://www.sln.org/museums/index.html
Links to science museums online

Virtual Field Trips and State Resources
http://www.mhschool.com/student/ss2003/mapvft.php?language=0

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