Virtual Field Trip: Vatican Museum

Ready to travel? To virtually explore the world? Join us on a virtual field trip to the Vatican Museum!

See our video tutorial on using Google to explore the Vatican Museum. Below is the process step-by-step, additional activities and library resources.

Step-by-Step Instructions

  1. Follow this link to the Vatican Museum’s virtual tours
  2. Click on each part of the museum and explore. Use the arrows to move around the museum

Guided Activities

1. In the Sistine Chapel, is all about looking at the ceiling. Who painted the Sistine Chapel? And how long did it take? Use our database, Explore (available via TexShare) to research the Sistine Chapel.

2. After you explore all seven virtual tours, which part of the museum was your favorite and why? Discuss with friends/family.


Continued Learning

Your library has a plethora of books and databases for your to use to learn more about the Vatican Museum. You will need a Plano Public Library card to use these resources:

Rome 2019 by Rick Steves

The Sistine Chapel : Its History and Masterpieces by Vittorio Giudici

Michelangelo and the Pope’s Ceiling by Ross King

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