Virtual Trips for the Family

Right now, the best and safest way to travel is to take a virtual tour the whole family can enjoy.

March 31, 2020

And you don’t even have to pack. Just grab your laptop or mobile phone and start exploring. Here are just a few virtual adventures you might want to put on your itinerary for April.

Have you wondered what that bird outside on your balcony is called? Or what type of frog is on your window? The Alligator Farm and Zoological Park will be hosting a different virtual event each week in April on their Facebook page to talk about what types of animals are in your backyard.

The Alligator Farm will be sharing photos, videos, or activities about those animal topics, and go LIVE on Fridays at 12 PM EST with Education Curator, Trevor, and special guests to talk about these animals and answer your questions. Tune in and share what animals you’re seeing each week. Here’s the schedule: April 1-4 Backyard Bird, April 8-11 Backyard Amphibians & Reptiles, April 15-19 Backyard Mammals, April 22-26 Backyard Bugs. It’s just like being there!

And don’t forget to visit the live stream of the Alligator and Spoonbill Lagoon here.

For something completely different, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! St. Augustine features an incredible collection of over 800 UNIQUE, BIZARRE and INCREDIBLE artifacts. The Ripley Entertainment company is founded on the principle that all people are created equal and deserve to be treated as such.

Ripley’s online “Odd is In” educational package helps children come to accept and celebrate all people from all walks of life. Ripley’s also offers curriculum for elementary, middle and high school age children. Visit and select the Field Trips tab. A whole menu of learning choices are available, from scavenger hunts and word puzzles to building a pyramid, maps and anti-bullying exercises.

Love lighthouses? Can’t get there? The St. Augustine Lighthouse and Maritime Museum to the rescue with some virtual tours the whole family will enjoy.

Just visit and you’ll be able to take a tour with the lighthouse keeper, discover shipwreck artifacts with lighthouse archaeologists, see how conservators preserve artifacts and view the lighthouse at night. It’s stunning even virtually.

The Lighthouse is also scheduling LIVE sunsets on their Facebook page. Tune in on Fridays and Tuesdays, April 3, 7, 10 and 14 at 7:30 PM and prepare to be dazzled as the sun sets over the ancient city.

There’s so much more to discover right from your living room at But you’ll want to see it up close and personal as soon as you can. So, start making your plans now and if you #LoveYourLighthouse you’ll get 50% off advance general admission ticket purchases when you purchase while the lighthouse is closed. In the meantime, we’re keeping the light on for your safe return.

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