Bring your lessons to life with Expeditions

Introduce your students to a new way of learning with virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR). Download the Expeditions app to get started.

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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 artefacts 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 visualise 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

Get a kit for your classroom

Expeditions kits have everything that you need to bring VR and AR to your school. One kit includes: teacher and student devices, virtual reality viewers, chargers and a router to connect your devices. There's also an option to include selfie sticks to enhance AR experiences. Available for groups of 10, 20 or 30 students.

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Google Expeditions for the UK: Take your students around the world in VR.

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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

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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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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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


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

Get started

Download the Expeditions app now

With Expeditions you can take students on an immersive journey in VR and AR. Download the app to get started.

Get a kit

With a kit, you'll have everything you need to take your class on VR and AR tours: a tablet, virtual reality viewers, phones and a router to connect them.