Alaska Virtual Experience (Social Studies + STEM)
Join us for an unforgettable adventure as we explore the history, culture, and natural wonders of The Last Frontier! We’ll start on the coast in Southcentral Alaska at Anchorage and then make our way to the Interior, visiting Denali National Park and concluding in Fairbanks. From wildlife to weather, remote wilderness, and Alaska Native culture—we’ll learn the unique challenges that shape Alaskan life, how Alaska became the 49thstate, and why so many people are drawn to the Great Land! This tour incorporates STEM throughout.
North to Alaska!
Tour highlights include:
- Portage Glacier Cruise
- Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center
- Alaska Native Heritage Center
- Alaska Railroad to Denali National Park
- Denali National Park
- Husky Homestead
- Gold Dredge 8 + Alaska Pipeline
- University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Virtual Civil Rights: Memphis and Nashville Experience
Immerse your students into the rich and complex civil rights history within two iconic Southern Cities: Memphis and Nashville. Understand the impact of the Mississippi River upon economics and enslaved people, and take a ride along a Mississippi Riverboat. Channel the fears and hopes of enslaved people seeking a way of escape when we visit the Slave Haven Museum. Learn how the sanitation workers strike parallels today’s protest movement and activism and wander into Clayborn Temple. Explore the impact of college students affecting change at lunch counter sit-ins. Discover art in Nashville that resonates with the energy and sacrifice of civil rights. Visit the National Civil Rights Museum and put all that history together.
- Slave Haven Museum
- Clayborn Temple
- Woolworth on 5th
- National Civil Rights Museum and the Lorraine Motel
- Stax Records and WDIA
- Beale Street
- Witness Walls
- Slave trade on the Mississippi
- Sanitation Workers Strike (I Am A Man)
- Dr. Martin Luther King’s last speech and assassination
- Lunch counter sit-ins and the student movement
- Music of the Black south
Take the journey through Tennessee Civil Rights history with us!
Virtual New Orleans Experience (BLM Series)
Come and chill with us in the Big Easy – one of our most popular tours! On our virtual tour of New Orleans, we will walk the streets of the French Quarter and check out some of its famous busker activities. You’ll start feeling your stomach grumble as we discuss the city’s famous cuisine, with dishes like crawfish, gumbo, po’ boys, and of course, beignets. Learn what wards are and how New Orleanians identify themselves based on what part of the city they’re from. Along the way, we’ll hit a second line and learn about this famous New Orleans tradition. NOLA is famous for its music, and you’ll learn about famous jazz artists like Louis Armstrong and also some hip-hop legends from the city. We check out some of the colleges in the area so students will have an idea of the options they have in this incredible city. Of course, no tour of New Orleans would be complete without talking about Mardi Gras – we take you out of the French Quarter and learn about how the city’s natives celebrate.
Tour highlights include:
- French Quarter
- New Orleans Cuisine
- Hurricane Katrina
- Music of the Big Easy
- NOLA festivals
- Mardi Gras
- Southern University, Xavier, Dillard, and Loyola.
- Studio BE art studio
Virtual Black History Museums Experience
Let’s take a virtual trip with us around the southeast US and tour 4 important museums dedicated to black history.
First, we will visit one of Nashville’s newest museums: the National Museum of African American Music, the only museum dedicated to preserving and celebrating the many music genres created, influenced, and inspired by African Americans. Then we head down to Montgomery, Alabama, and the National Memorial of Peace and Justice. According to its website, this is “the nation’s first memorial dedicated to the legacy of enslaved Black people, people terrorized by lynching.” Next, it’s off to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis where we trace Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s final steps and learn about some important movements in Civil Rights history. Finally, we finish our educational journey at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture in Washington, DC. There, we take a walk through time, starting with slavery and ending with great accomplishments made by African Americans in many different fields.
- National Museum of African American Music – Nashville, TN
- National Memorial of Peace and Justice – Montgomery, AL
- National Civil Rights Museum – Memphis, TN
- National Museum of African American History & Culture – Washington, DC
For over 25 years, CE Tours has traveled with hundreds of students to Historically Black Colleges and Universities around the country. We’re continuing that tradition by taking your students via the virtual road. Let us show you why Trio and Gear Up programs nationwide say we offer THE BEST online experiences in the industry!
While our in-person tours are unbeatable, we use similar techniques to bring schools to life, virtually. Students will tour universities with a live CE Tours guide, learn the schools’ culture, requirements, campus life, and more.
Here is a list of the schools your students will visit during this virtual tour:
Maryland, D.C., and Virginia
- Howard University
- Hampton University
- Morgan State University
- Norfolk State University
- North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
- North Carolina Central University
- Winston-Salem State University
- Claflin University
Florida & Georgia
- Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University
- Spelman College
- Morehouse College
- Bethune-Cookman University
Tennessee and Alabama
- Fisk University
- Alabama State University
- Tuskegee University
- Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University
Louisiana and Texas
- Southern University
- Prairie View A&M University
- Xavier University
- Grambling University
Mississippi and Arkansas
- University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
- Philander-Smith College
- Alcorn State University
- Jackson State University
Get ready and “Turn-up”!
Virtual Puerto Rico Experience
Puerto Rico is a part of the US, but a country and culture all its own.
Walk the streets of Old San Juan, marveling at the bright colors, move to the salsa rhythms, and salivate as you hear about some delicious Puerto Rican dishes. Wander up to El Morro, an iconic fortification built by the Spanish, and gaze out at the beautiful Caribbean Sea. Learn how the different bloodlines that make-up Puerto Ricans – Spanish, African, and indigenous Taino – are felt and expressed in their culture through art, music, festivals, and more. Leave the city and head out to the beautiful forests and caves of the countryside. Take a kayak at night on the ethereal Bio Bay.
- Old San Juan
- El Morro
- La Perla
- El Yunque National Forest
- Flora and fauna
- Local cuisine
- Cuevas de Camuy (Caves of Camuy)
- Bio Bay
Itching to experience el sabor de Puerto Rico? Vamanos!
New York and Boston STEM Tour
At CE Tours, we customize every tour to your program’s specific wants and needs. Our tour planners are eager to work with you to design a tour that will be a fun, educational experience for your students.
On our New York and Boston STEM tour, there are a number of different museums, historical sites, and workshops we can include on your tours. Here is a sample of the different activities we can include on your tour:
Museum of Science
Harvard Museum of Natural History
New England Aquarium
Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum
Museum of Fine Arts
USS Constitution Museum
John F. Kennedy Museum
Museum of African American History
Faneuil Hall Marketplace
Bunker Hill Monument
Boston Area Colleges and Universities (based on school availability):
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
University of Massachusetts Boston
Brown University (1 hour drive)
New York City
American Museum of Natural History
National Museum of Mathematics
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Liberty Science Center
Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum
The Skyscraper Museum
Museum of Illusions
Top of the Rock
Empire State Building
New York City Area colleges (based on school availability):
New York University
City University of New York schools
Chicago’s Premium STEM Spectacular
Our educational Chicago student trip offers some of the premier science attractions in the U.S., making it a science teachers dream destination. From Astronomy at the Adler Planetarium to Physics at the Museum of Science and Industry, to Biology at the Shedd Aquarium, your students will experience various aspects of study in science during this 4-day adventure. With in-depth workshops and customized presentations, our tours go quite a bit further than your typical museum visits.
We customize every tour based your program’s needs and our tour planners are looking forward to working with you to put together the best tour for you and your students. Here is a sample of what your options are for this tour:
- Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
- Museum of Science and Industry
- International Museum of Surgical Science
- Field Museum
- Shedd Aquarium
- Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Robie House”
- Architecture Observation Cruise
- Skydeck Chicago at Willis Tower
- Chicago’s Navy Pier
We could also add a baseball game, college visits, a dinner cruise, a show – just let our tour planners know what you’re looking for they will be happy to put together a great tour for your program!
Texas History Highlights
Take a Texas history tour with your class with a trip to the state capital in Austin. In San Antonio, explore the Alamo, the most famous tourist destination in the state of Texas. This trip highlights learning while providing fun activities with visits to the Riverwalk and the San Antonio Missions.
Here are just a sample of options to choose from when working with our tour planners on your fully customized tour:
- Lyndon B. Johnson Presidential Library
- Tour the State Capital
- Bullock Texas State History Museum
- San Antonio River Walk
- Tour of the Alamo
- San Antonio Missions
- La Villita Historic Arts Village
Request a quote today and we’ll work together to build a a fantastic tour for your students.
New York City Tour
This New York City tour comes alive for your students in this exciting 5-day customized educational trip to the Big Apple, highlighting Cultural Patterns and Processes. Students will explore Migration and Settlement as they visit numerous museums and sites related to the cultures that make up our nation. They will examine themes such as urban land use and food production as they navigate through the city and experience the impact of industrialization and economic development in contemporary New York City.
Our tours are fully customized to each program’s needs. Here is a sample of the options available to you:
- One World Observatory Deck
- Empire State Building
- Statue of Liberty
- Ellis Island Immigration Museum
- Tenement Museum
- Jewish History Museum
- National 9/11 Memorial and Museum
- Tour of the United Nations
- Museum of the City of New York
- Tour the world famous Apollo Theater
- El Museo del Barrio
- Hip-hop culture tour
- Broadway show
Add college visits, a baseball game – the options are nearly limitless. Request a quote today!