There are a multitude of interesting places to visit at least once in your life – but we have too many things to do and too little time for everything. That’s exactly why online exhibitions have emerged that allow you to see the most interesting places on the planet without leaving your home or even standing up from your chair. This article will introduce you to the most famous scientific exhibits that are open to everyone at any moment.

Virtual Reality Exhibitions of the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History (Washington, D.C., USA)

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The limits of sciences are like the horizon: the closer you get to them, the further they move away.

Pierre-Claude-Victor Boiste, a French lexicographer

The power of thought is very important in any endeavor. And an online tour of the most interesting places on the planet will be perfect to clear your thoughts and temporarily shift the focus of your attention toward something else. The first stop on our stunning home tour will be a museum, the entrance to which is open 364 days a year and is completely free for all visitors. You would wonder why there is an online tour for such a freely available museum? But the number of people who want to see its expositions is much higher than those who can go to Washington D.C. just to do that. So, welcome to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

In its 110 years of operation the museum has collected more than 126 million samples of animals, plants, rocks, minerals, fossils, and even meteorites, as well as archaeological and cultural artifacts.

In addition to that: The museum’s beautiful virtual version is a true jewel to be proud of. Online tours of the museum are of excellent quality and fully convey the grandeur and diversity of the exhibits. And you can take that tour on almost any device, be it a PC, tablet, or smartphone.

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To visit the online exhibition you will need the following:

  • a lot of free time;
  • a good monitor or a plasma TV;
  • Wikipedia, opened in the next tab;
  • Single malt Scotch whiskey;
  • and to follow this link.

Virtual Trade Shows Exhibitions of the NEMO Science Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands)

“There is no difficult science, there is only difficult exposition”.

Аleksandr Herzen, a Russian writer and thinker

One of the most interesting science museums in the world is located in Amsterdam, and it is completely different from all other museums you can find elsewhere. Imagine a huge four-storey building made in the form of a fantastic ship. You can see it from afar, and many people wonder what it is. But the interesting things start inside.

NEMO museum exhibits are supposed to be hands-on, they beg to be touched, taken, interacted with, and used in your own experiments.

The mission of the whole project is to popularize science and interest as many people as possible. Here the visitors look, listen and feel, spin, push and drop everything, learning a lot of interesting facts about how our planet and the universe as a whole are organized.

And the icing on the cake, anyone can climb to the roof which offers one of the best views of the magnificent city of Amsterdam.

How to take part? Of course, a complete virtual version of such a museum would be impossible to do, but there still is an online exhibition to get you acquainted with a number of exhibits. It is rather intended to inspire its viewer to come to the Netherlands and try it all in person.

To visit the online exhibition you will need the following:

  •  three hours of free time;
  • a good monitor or a plasma TV;
  • Wikipedia, opened in the next tab;
  • Rum or gin;
  • and to follow this link.

Virtual Reality Exhibitions of the Science Museum (London, UK)

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“Science is simply a mirror of reality”.

Francis Bacon, an English philosopher, statesman, and essayist

The London Science Museum is an amazing example of a man’s reverence for his work. Each individual room is dedicated to one specific area, which is fully expressed and presented as best as one can. The room of clocks and watches, for example, shows the history of watchmaking from Ancient Egypt to the most modern conceptual models. The rooms of astronomy, medicine, photography, history of space exploration and others, in total, more than 300 thousand exhibits present their topics in very comprehensive ways.

All museum rooms are located on five floors, which can be seen from the hall. The hall is crowned with a glass ceiling, through which one can see clouds during the day and stars at night. All of this combined gives the visitor a wonderful sense of the miracle of science and progress that mankind has achieved in those thousands of years of its history.

Important! There’s no need to travel to the UK and stay in long ticket lines. A virtual tour of the London Museum of Science allows you to “walk” through 10 rooms, become a participant of online exhibitions and see more than 10 thousand exhibits.

To visit the online exhibition you will need the following:

  • three-four hours of free time;
  • a good monitor or a plasma TV;
  • Wikipedia, opened in the next tab;
  • Earl Grey tea;
  • and to follow this link.

Virtual Exhibition Platform of the National Museum of Science and Technology “Leonardo da Vinci” (Milano, Italy)

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“Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind”

Leonardo da Vinci, an Italian polymath

The next museum is dedicated to the brilliant scientist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci and is located in his native Italy. In this establishment his works of science and invention are on display. Those amazing ideas of his that were several hundred years ahead of their time.

In addition to the largest collection of Leonardo’s works in this large science museum in Italy, there are also more modern inventions: submarines, trains, planes and so on.

But people come there not only to look at the exhibits, but also to try to interact with some of them as well. Each museum section has its own laboratory where visitors can conduct experiments in physics, chemistry, genetics, and even robotics.

Online tour 20 museum rooms are available for a virtual tour on Google Street View. In addition to that the visitors have access to 19 online exhibitions, which can be viewed at any time from anywhere in the world. It makes us wonder what the great inventor himself would say to that?

To visit the online exhibition you will need the following:

  • two to three hours of free time;
  • a good monitor or a plasma TV;
  • Wikipedia, opened in the next tab;
  • A glass of rough Chianti;
  • and to follow this link.

Virtual Online Museum Exhibits of the Museum of Cosmonautics (Moscow, Russia)

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“A man who believes in a fairy tale gets into it one day because he has a heart”.

Sergey Korolev, a Soviet space rocket systems designer

Now that we have fully examined ancient and modern scientific discoveries on the Earth while staying on our sofas, let’s go a little beyond its boundaries, because humanity has always been interested in the outer space. The Museum of Cosmonautics, opened just on the twentieth anniversary of man’s first flight into space, will help us with that.

Russian astronauts’ personal belongings, their archive documents, photos, film libraries and many other things are carefully kept and treasured within its walls. The museum boasts of a total number of more than 96,000 exhibits, and welcomes 750,000 visitors per year.

The popularity of the museum is easy to explain because its exhibits are truly unique. For example, there you can see a spacesuit of the same model Yuri Gagarin used, the first artificial satellite of the Earth which opened the space age for mankind, and the stuffed dogs Belka and Strelka who went to space.

A virtual tour allows you to visit several rooms of the museum, see the spacesuits, space equipment and look into the core module of the “Mir” space station. In addition to that, the museum has several permanent online exhibitions, one of which is called “A Female Face of Space.” It tells the story of the women who worked beyond the limits of the Earth’s atmosphere.

To visit the online exhibition you will need the following:

  • two to three hours of free time;
  • a computer, laptop or tablet;
  • Wikipedia, opened in the next tab;
  • and to follow this link.

If there’s nowhere to go, don’t go anywhere.

Stay home and travel to the most interesting places in the world. These were only five stunning scientific exhibits that you can visit from the comfort of your home. And how many more are out there waiting for you? The world of science is always very happy to interact with everyone who is interested in it, and it is ready to provide an ocean of amazing and vivid experiences. Especially these days when so many new and incredible things are available online, right here, right now.