How I Use It
This is a really neat site to explore a place most of us will probably never visit. Students can explore the museum themselves or can take a teacher-led virtual tour. Most, if not all, of the museum is available to tour. It's possible to zoom in and even read the placards in most exhibits. However, the controls are pretty clunky and could be made much easier to use.
Virtual museum tours are slowly becoming possible and available for many of the larger museums worldwide. Since they are still relatively new, there are many ways to make it more interactive and enjoyable. I think the Smithsonian should and will devote more resources to make this tour an easier to use and fun site to visit in the future.