Bring your lessons to life with Expeditions

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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.

Phone with Expeditions app in VR mode showing Everest and phone with Expeditions app in AR mode showing a brain in a classroom.

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.

Hundreds of adventures for the classroom

Expeditions explore history, science, the arts, and the natural world. Whether you’re roaming with dinosaurs or taking a look at Renaissance sculptures, there’s something amazing to explore for every subject.

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.

Inspiring students' creativity and imagination

By helping your students visualize information in a new way, you can positively impact their ability to retain information.

“The most frequent comment [from students] was that it was the best thing they had ever experienced. The staff agreed as well. They were amazed at the things they could do and the places they could see.”

Michelle Guzman, Dartmouth Middle School

Virtual Reality

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:

Expeditions app

Mobile device or Chrome OS

Optional: Cardboard or Daydream viewer

Augmented Reality

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:

Expeditions app

Mobile device that supports ARCore (Android) or ARKit (iOS)

Optional: Selfie stick

Create your own virtual adventures

With Tour Creator, teachers can build virtual field trips or empower students to create their own immersive tours. You can create a virtual reality tour using your own 360° or 180° photos or images from Street View directly in the browser

Chromebook and mobile phone showing Tour Creator.

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.

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Geography

National Geographic

Travel to the edge of the earth with National Geographic explorer Mike Libecki. Explore Antarctica's icy terrain and wildlife, including orcas and penguins.

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History

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.

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Art and Architecture

Guggenheim

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.

See how educators bring learning to life with Expeditions