Discover unique and fun virtual museum tours for corporate groups and remote teams!
In this post, you’ll find a variety of ideas to explore art and culture, history, anthropology, zoology, and so much more. Whether you’re planning a fun, lighthearted virtual excursion or a thought-provoking educational experience, there are so many options for quality online museum tours.
With this list, you’ll find ways to learn something new and connect with your colleagues as you explore the world’s foremost museum exhibitions. Bon voyage!
A few of our favorite museum virtual tours:
Read on for more details on these virtual museum tours, and additional tours!
- Explore “Mona Lisa behind the glass” at The Louvre Museum
- Learn about open-air painting in Europe at the National Gallery of Art
- Delve into the history of music in Nashville, TN
- Take a free art class with your team to boost your creativity and knowledge
- Watch Giant Pandas with a live zoo webcam
- Explore the world’s largest public display of modern Southeast Asian art
In this list, you’ll find:
- World-famous museums with virtual tours
- Ideas to explore art and culture, history, anthropology, and more
- Virtual field trip ideas for remote and hybrid teams
- Unique ways to explore the world, learn, and connect with your team
- Video tours, art classes, curator chats, and other immersive museum experiences
- Ideas to boost your team’s creativity and connection
Virtual Museum Tours & Experiences for Teams
1. The British Museum | London, England
The British Museum in London offers a wide variety of online resources to explore exhibitions from the comfort of your own home. This museum is home to legendary works of art and history. For instance, at The British Museum, you can find the Rosetta Stone, the Egyptian bust of Ramesses the Great, Hoa Hakananai’a (The Easter Island Status), and more.
Head to The British Museum’s website to browse virtual museum galleries, including an extensive Prints and Drawings collection. You’ll also find fun, interactive digital learning resources. For example, you can learn the Romans ate and drank, then try a recipe for honeyed bread!
To deepen your learning, listen to The British Museum Podcast, a series of recordings during the height of the pandemic. While the episodes are a few years old, the knowledge the curators share is timeless. Or, head to The British Museum’s YouTube channel for immersive history lessons, exhibition tours, curator chats, and more.
Your visit may also spark a dialogue about the ethics surrounding museum collections, the concept of ownership when it comes to priceless cultural artifacts, and the history surrounding how certain artifacts came to be on display.
2. Ryman Auditorium | Nashville, TN, United States – with Unexpected Virtual Tours Music Evolution Experience
Join Unexpected Virtual Tours’ Music Evolution experience to see a variety of sites related to music history – including Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, TN!
This team building experience is our most popular event. During your session, your group will learn all about the history of music while participating in fun challenges with vibrant and knowledgeable guides. Check out more details in the minute-long video below!
Many teams choose to book this experience because it ties Black Music History seamlessly into the fun hour-long session. With three breakout rooms, this is also a great conversation-starter and networking opportunity.
To make your experience even more memorable, add Treat Boxes for your team. Each curated box includes on-theme snacks, tea, kazoos (for an interactive group activity), and a custom corporate card with your logo and information.
Looking for more of a visual art experience? Check out our Street Art virtual team building session!
3. National Gallery of Art | Washington, D.C., United States
The National Gallery of Art offers a variety of interesting and thought-provoking free virtual tours.
Together, your team can learn about noteworthy artists like Raphael and Degas. Or, explore a specific topic through programs like the “True to Nature Virtual Tour.” This program delves into the classic technique of open-air painting in Europe during the late 1700s and 1800s.
You can also search through the museum’s online collection, browse conservation resources (including how to care for art in your home!), and find lesson plans for younger learners.
4. The Louvre Museum | Paris, France
The Louvre virtual tour allows your team to explore the museum’s many galleries and exhibits. This museum is home to many renowned works of art, including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo. In fact, Condé Nast Traveler shares that it would take you around 200 days to see each of the Louvre’s 35,000 works on display – even if you only looked at each piece for 30 seconds!
Delve into this museum’s extensive collection with a variety of online programs. Their offerings include one of our favorite virtual art museum tours: a “Mona Lisa Beyond the Glass” virtual reality experience!
The Louvre’s online programs also explore topics like performing arts and dance, the connection between art and political power, mythology, and more.
5. The Rijksmuseum | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam has a variety of in-depth virtual resources on its website. Head here and allow your team to explore this museum’s famous collection of Dutch Golden Age paintings. You’ll see works from masters like Rembrandt, Vermeer, and Van Gogh.
Take an interactive virtual tour of Dutch masterpieces up close, visit a medieval garden, and more. Your team can even take free art classes together on painting, charcoal art, creating a photo book, and basic sketching!
6. Metropolitan Museum of Art (“The Met”) | New York City, NY, United States
The Met 360° Project is an award-winning series of short video tours from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Through this initiative, you can browse modern and contemporary art alongside historic works in the collection.
See The Met in “a fresh, immersive way…and a perspective typically unavailable to the public” with spherical 360° technology. The experience has been viewed over 11 million times by virtual visitors from around the world!
According to The Met, “viewers can experience the magic of standing in an empty gallery after-hours, witness a bustling space in time-lapse, or float high above The Met Cloisters for a bird’s-eye view.”
7. Van Gogh Museum | Amsterdam, The Netherlands
The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam offers an online collection, 4k virtual tours on YouTube, and compelling stories about this artist’s life and work.
You can even play a Vincent Van Gogh online board game and print out coloring pages. (While these activities are geared toward kids, they also make fun prompts for all those who are young at heart).
The museum’s virtual tours pair well with idea #5, above. Combine the experiences for a full day of exploring Dutch works! You can even go all-out and end things with a Dutch cooking session or snack. For instance, mail everyone some Stroopwafels to snack on during your tour!
8. Zoo Atlanta – Panda Cam | Atlanta, GA, United States
Zoo Atlanta’s adorable Giant Pandas have adoring fans all around the world thanks to their live Panda Cams. This zoo is also home to more than 1,000 mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and fish!
You and your team can view live webcams of Zoo Atlanta’s playful panda giants as they snack on bamboo, roam, and interact with each other. Additionally, Atlanta’s temperate climate means that the pandas are often enjoying the weather outdoors and active on camera!
While this experience isn’t a tour per se, sharing the live panda cam during your next video call makes for a unique backdrop, a fun conversation starter, and a surefire way to de-stress and enjoy something lighthearted.
photo book, and basic sketching!
9. National Gallery Singapore | Singapore
This incredible museum is home to the world’s largest display of modern Southeast Asian art.
With National Gallery Singapore’s first virtual-only exhibition, you can explore the works of four Singaporean photographers in a unique 3D environment. Additionally, you’ll find immersive 360 experiences for a variety of past exhibitions.
To extend your learning, watch the museum’s YouTube videos and digitally access more than 4,000 artworks and 7,000 archival materials. Southeast Asian history and art will be at your fingertips with these incredible virtual resources.
10. NASA | Variety of Locations, United States
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration, or NASA, can help your team blast off into a whole new world of learning!
With NASA’s virtual tours, you can explore the Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland. Or, head to Mississippi to check out the Stennis Space Center. This is where rocket engine hot fire tests are being conducted to carry crew and cargo to the Moon and beyond.
You can also take a 360-degree virtual reality tour of the International Space Station! Get an up-close seat to groundbreaking innovation with your team.
Looking for more interactive learning opportunities for your remote or hybrid team? Browse the Unexpected Virtual Tours catalog of virtual team building experiences!
From art and culture to DEI topics and cultural holidays, our virtual programs are trusted by teams at Google, Coca-Cola, The Home Depot, UPS, and more.