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Big Bear has lots of educational resources to take advantage of, many of them free or cheap.
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Places to visit
Big Bear Alpine Zoo (Admission fee; season pass cheaper)
Big Bear Historical Society Museum (Admission fee/pass)
AllTrails.com -- search "Big Bear" for lots of options
Drive the Gold Rush Trail in Holcomb Valley
Programs & Resources
Parks & Recreation District (free & paid programs)
Mom & Dad Project (free parenting info, programs for pre-K kids)
Typing.com -- Learn to type for free
Vocabulary.com -- free account to build vocabulary, compete against other students, have a teacher account
Kahoot.com -- take & create online quizzes for free
Beyond Big Bear...
Here are whole websites of free resources!
Check out these additional resources! The pretty version of these links is here, but the site can be slow when busy.
Over 30 Virtual Field Trips with Links
San Diego Zoo
The San Diego Zoo has a website just for kids with amazing videos, activities, and games. Enjoy the tour!
Yellowstone National Park Virtual Field Trip
Mud Volcano, Mammoth Hot Springs, and so much more.
Tour Yellowstone National Park!
Explore the surface of Mars on the Curiosity Rover.
They are updating from WEBVR to WEBXR now, but 360 Mode offers a digital view!
Live Cams at the San Diego Zoo
Monterey Bay Aquarium live cams
Georgia Aquarium has Jellyfish, Beluga Whales, and more
Virtual Farm Tour
This Canadian site FarmFood 360 offers
11 Virtual Tours of farms from minks, pigs, and cows, to apples and eggs.
U.S. Space and Rocket Museum in Huntsville, AL
See the Saturn 5 Rocket on YouTube and more on this tour thanks to a real father/son outing.
Discovery Education Virtual Field Trips
A few of the field trip topics include
Travel to Paris, France to see amazing works of art at The Louvre with this virtual field trip.
The Great Wall of China
This Virtual Tour of the Great Wall of China is beautiful and makes history come to life.
Boston Children’s Museum
Walk through the Boston Children’s Museum thanks to Google Maps!
This virtual tour allows kids to explore 3 floors of fun.