Virtual Tours

Join in on one of the virtual tours below, which offer engaging and interactive on-line experiences! Tours are chosen by the SLC Planning committee to include exploration, learning, and fun.

Tours

2020 Tour List In progress

California State Capitol Tour: Visit California’s seat of government with a tour of the historic State Capitol, right from your home! Via the virtual tour, roam the Capitol's halls, taking in original works of art, furnishings, historic artifacts, and restored governmental rooms and offices that offer a window into the past. 

Leland Stanford Mansion: This short video provides an inside look at a National Historic Landmark home to Sacramento. View a stunning example of the splendor and elegance of the Victorian era in California.  The Leland Stanford Mansion 19,000-square-foot property was home to Leland and Jane Stanford and served as the home of the governor in the 1860s. Learn about the mansion's history, including the involvement in the completion of the transcontinental railroad and history as Home for Children. 

UC Davis Botanical Conservatory: Follow along on a tour of the magical UC Davis Botanical Conservatory, home to one of the most diverse teaching collections of plants in the country. Take a look inside this 3,600 sq. ft. greenhouse to learn about plants from the world’s deserts, tropical forests, and carnivorous habitats. Mini-tour of Succulents and Carnivorous Plants and UC Davis 360 tour

UC Davis Campus: Join student tour guides in navigating a virtual tour of the UC Davis campus. The interactive map allows you to explore the entirety of campus including Residence Halls, Shields Library, lecture halls, the Arboretum, the Memorial Union, and more! 

UC Davis Meat Lab: The UC Davis Meat Lab is a federally inspected meat processing plant located on the UC Davis campus, part of the Department of Animal Science, and is used for teaching and research activities. It is a 5000-square-foot facility containing a multi-species kill floor, carcass coolers, processing room, cutting room, analytical lab, classroom, and freezers.

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine: Interested in veterinary school? Get an inside look at the life of veterinary students and the innovative advancements in medicine happening at the number 1 ranked veterinary school in the United States. Check out these videos: Introduction to UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine,  Virtual Tour of Veterinary School and UC Davis Center for Equine Health

UC Davis Student Farm: Fresh, Student Farm grown produce is served across campus in the UC Davis Resident Dining Commons, Gunrock Pub, University Catering and the Coffee House! The market garden occupies seven acres of land used for year-round crop production, various student projects, and field activities. Students can learn about and explore the many aspects of sustainable agriculture from the farm's very own students and staff. 

Underground Tour of Old Sacramento: Take a tour through Old Sacramento! Learn how Sacramento's streets and buildings were lifted up out of the floodwaters during the 1860s and 1870s to avoid future floods. Follow along on a walk through the riverfront historic district, with Gold-rush era buildings, cobblestone streets, and the underground spaces themselves.

UC Campus Virtual Tours: All nine of the University of California campuses offer virtual campus tours. Learn more about any of the following UC Campuses: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz. 

YMCA 360: Regular exercise is one component of a healthy lifestyle that can help reduce stress and prevent illness. YMCA offers a variety of at-home exercise options, from kickboxing and youth sports to yoga and Tai Chi. Find some of your favorite classes by browsing the YMCA's health and fitness videos. 

Google Arts & Culture: Are you curious about what Van Gogh’s Starry Night looks like up close? Have you ever toured the ancient Maya temples or met the inspirational figures of Black history? Do you want to learn about Japan’s unique food culture or incredible Indian railways? Google Arts & Culture utilizes high-resolution image technology that enables the public to virtually tour artwork and artifacts from over 2,000 leading museums and archives.

The Grammy Museum: View never-before-released content from the museum's archives. This hub offers a collection of lessons, virtual exhibits, and interviews with musicians, so aspiring musicians and fans can continue to immerse themselves in music education during the museum's closure. 

Mullin Automative Museum: Take a virtual 360° tour of The Mullin Automotive Museum, an automobile museum in Oxnard, California, home to the finest Historic French automobiles from the 1920s and 1930s. 

Winchester Mystery House: Located in San Jose, the Winchester Mystery House is an architectural wonder and historic California landmark known for it's design curiosities and innovations and for it's reported paranormal activity. Video tours of the mansion are available for $5.99 to rent for 72 hours, and $13.99 to purchase.

Sacramento History Museum: The history of Sacramento is a fascinating story that goes all the way back to the earliest years of the California Gold Rush. Explore the rich and exciting history of the Golden State's capital city any time, from any place. 

Yosemite National Park: Experience over 220 different locations within Yosemite and its surrounding areas through high resolution, 360° interactive panoramas. Dizzying views from the tops of Yosemite’s famous cliffs and waterfalls are available, along with peaceful locations along trails and in well-known parts of Yosemite Valley.

NBA-Careers That Count: During this 30-minute program, you will go behind the scenes to meet NBA storytellers, learn about their careers, and explore how they use creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, and communication to capture the game like never before.

Discovery Education: Explore hundreds of virtual, interactive field trips, no permission slip required! With Discovery Education, you can search for virtual field trips in a variety of subjects, including sports, STEM, agriculture, college and careers, and more. 

San Diego Zoo Live Cams: Enjoy live streaming videos of your favorite animal exhibits at the San Diego Zoo. Watch African elephants, Bengal tigers, and Arctic polar bears interact with their environments in real time. 

Monterey Bay Aquarium Live Cams: Tune in to one of Monterey Bay Aquarium's incredible live cams. View open-ocean animals from tunas to turtles, sharks and sardines, as well as breath-taking jellyfish, coral reefs, and kelp forests. 

San Francisco Exploratorium: The Exploratorium isn't just a museum; it's an ongoing exploration of science, art, and human perception. Explore the museum's vast collection of online experiences to feed your curiosity and education resources supporting online teaching and learning.

National Parks Virtual Tour Links: Have you ever dreamed of visiting Yellowstone, the Grand Canyon, the Everglades, Death Valley, or the Hawaiian Volcanoes? Experience the extraordinary history and breath-taking views of National Parks from the comfort of your home with these video and photo tours.