What would you do if someone asked you to spend the next four years working with your arms raised above your head? Sound like a form of medieval torture?

It was a similar request that launched the project that eventually became one of the most renowned works of art in the world. The masterpiece? The Sistine chapel. The man behind the paintbrush? Michelangelo.

Have your child close their eyes and imagine a painter. Ask them to describe what they see. Most of the time their vision will include a canvas, but as they’ll soon discover, not all canvases are created equal.

Head to Italy to experience the breathtaking beauty of Michelangelo’s painting firsthand and introduce your child to one of the world's greatest works of art — take a virtual tour of the Sistine chapel. Use your mouse to explore the room from every angle.

Thanks to this online tour, you no longer need to hop a plane to share the wonders of the Sistine chapel with your child. With just the click of a button, you are instantly transported to your very own private tour of the masterpiece. No lines. No tourists. Just you and a beautiful view.

 

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The Sistine Chapel is a native Italian, and french fries must be native French — or are they? Join us in Wonderopolis tomorrow as we cook up a culinary history lesson on one potato’s mistaken identity.