Updates on Google Expeditions and Tour Creator
The Google for Education team is committed to supporting teaching and learning from anywhere, at any time, on any device. For the past 5 years, we've been proud to enable immersive VR and AR learning experiences for millions of students around the world with Google Expeditions and Tour Creator.
As schools around the world reimagine education from the ground up for a hybrid world, we've also been thinking deeply about how to adjust our tools to meet the moment and simultaneously build for the future. We've heard and recognize that immersive experiences with VR headsets are not always accessible to all learners and even more so this year, as the transition to hybrid learning has presented challenges for schools to effectively use Expeditions.
To make Expeditions VR tours available to everyone, we're migrating the majority of them to Google Arts & Culture's free site and application. There you'll also find a vast collection of cultural artifacts and stories from around the world which will enable everyone to continue exploring. However, as Arts & Culture expands the Google Expeditions app will no longer be available for download and Tour Creator will no longer be accessible as of June 30, 2021.
For additional information, please see the Expeditions Help Center.
With the Expeditions app, classrooms have no boundaries
With VR and AR, teachers are no longer limited by the space of the classroom. VR lets you explore the world virtually while AR brings abstract concepts to life—allowing teachers to guide students through collections of 360° scenes and 3D objects, pointing out interesting sites and artifacts along the way.
Minimal setup for maximum engagement
It’s never been easier to take your students on an adventure of a lifetime in VR or AR. Download the free app to explore more.
Unique experiences within reach
The Expeditions app and Cardboard viewer and Cardboard Camera were built to bring immersive experiences to as many schools as possible.
Take your students on virtual field trips
If you could take your students anywhere in the world—where would you take them? From Mount Everest to the Louvre, there are over 900 VR Expeditions in the Expeditions app for you and your class to explore.
What you need to experience VR:
Mobile device or Chrome OS
Optional: Cardboard or Daydream viewer
Bring the world into your classroom
Imagine bringing a swirling tornado or a buzzing beehive into your classroom. Bring abstract concepts to life with the Expeditions app AR mode. Explore over 100 AR Expeditions available to see what’s possible.
What you need to experience AR:
Mobile device that supports ARCore (Android) or ARKit (iOS)
Optional: Selfie stick
Explore tours created by the world’s leading institutions
We’ve partnered with leading museums, universities, laboratories, and publishers to develop more than 1,000 VR and AR tours. Connect to become a content partner.
Travel to the edge of the earth with National Geographic explorer Mike Libecki. Explore Antarctica's icy terrain and wildlife, including orcas and penguins.
American Museum of Natural History
Take your students on a tour of the American Museum of Natural History. Show students how mammals have evolved over centuries, discover life at the deepest depths of the ocean, and stand under the skeleton of a giant Tyrannosaurus Rex.
Art and Architecture
Transport your students to New York City’s Guggenheim Museum of Art. Stand in front of the building, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, or head inside to visit the museum’s popular exhibition halls.
K-6 Technology Teacher Michael Fricano II gives students the thrill of exploring objects from history and natural science lessons as if they were right there in the classroom.
Mesquite High School
Tai Preuninger, an instructional technology facilitator, uses Expeditions and Tour Creator to expand educational experiences beyond classroom walls.
Thomson High School
Media and instructional technology specialist, Jennifer Newton, helps students bring history to life while building professional skills through Tour Creator.