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

Written by Mamie M. Arndt

School field trips, like snow days, have become casualties 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 culled a list of virtual exhibits teachers and families can 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 featured exhibits, such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s “African American Artists,” are free to peruse. Others, like the “Underground Railroad Immersive Experience” by the Ohio History Connection, cost a fee.

Here’s your guide to February’s top 10 virtual field trip picks.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“Investigating the Lincoln Assassination with Detective McDevitt” presented by Ford’s Theater; $90-$100

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

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Mamie M. Arndt