Field trips are always fun, especially when they involve exotic animals and awesome wildlife! If you can’t leave the house the next best thing is to visit zoos and aquariums online! Many zoos are offering free educational videos and live streams to enjoy wildlife whenever and where ever you are!
My favorite field trips are always ones that involve animals! I love going to the zoo, the aviary, the aquarium, drive through safaris… pretty much any trip that involves seeing awesome critters!
Fortunately for times when we can’t make it to the zoo there are tons of opportunities for the zoo to come to us!
Zoos and Aquariums across the US are offering online educational opportunities right now that are so much fun! This list has zoos, aquariums and live web cams to help make learning about animals and wildlife fun and interactive!
Zoos & Aquariums Offering Live Online Programs
Cincinnati Zoo– “Home Safari” Facebook Live programs, each day at 3pm educational and entertaining programs about different animals each day!
Zoo America– Daily Facebook Live programs at 11am featuring different animals each day!
Mr. Drew and His Animals Too– Mr. Drew is an animal rescuer and educational outreach. He is going live each day at 11 to introduce his animals, educate, and answer questions!
North Carolina Zoo- The North Carolina Zoo is offering Zoo EDventures each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10am. Each one is a fun, educational presentation about animals and nature. Check each individual day for its topic below – topics may change based on a variety of factors.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo- The Cleveland Zoo is offering 2 programs At 11 a.m. join our biologists as we secure a future for wildlife at the Zoo. At 1 p.m. join our naturalists as we look for signs of spring, discover wildlife and more. New animals and adventures each weekday
Brookfield Zoo– Bring the zoo to you. Looking for ways to make your kids’ time at home entertaining and educational? Or just need a fun break for yourself? Starting Wednesday, join Brookfield Zoo on Facebook every weekday at 11:00 a.m. Central for a “Bring The Zoo To You” Facebook Live featuring one of our animals as well as plenty of educational, informative insight from one of our Animal Care Specialists.
San Antonio Zoo– The San Antonio Zoo has all kinds of things going on on their Facebook page. A daily stay Pawsitive segment, Zoo Yoga, and Nature Education videos featuring all kinds of different projects and animal education.
Hogle Zoo– Daily virtual field trips at 11:30am (MDT)on their Facebook page.
Houston Zoo– Live on Facebook each day they’ll “Bring the Zoo to You” at 11am CST join to learn about different animals each day Monday through Friday.
Toronto Zoo– The Toronto Zoo is going live on Facebook each day at 1pm. Every day they explore a different area of the zoo and chat with the keepers who work there.
Denver Zoo– The Denver Zoo is going live on Facebook each day at 1pm exploring different animals each day. (Check out their recent video of a baby rhino!)
The Florida Aquarium- Join us for a SEA-SPAN Facebook Live each weekday at 10 am ET, where you can take a virtual tour of one of our galleries, enjoy storytime with the kids, see special friends waddle throughout the Aquarium and much more from the comfort of your own home. Who knows what you’ll discover!
Gatorland Orlando– Join Gatorland on their Facebook page for “School of Croc” Each day at 10am they are talking about the animals in their park and taking questions live! A great opportunity for your kids to interact!
Riverbanks Zoo & Garden– Each day at 10am Riverbanks Zoo & Garden is going live for Z-Learning, they are talking different animals each day discussing their care and providing great information!
Christine’s Critters- Christine’s Critters will be going live each day, You will meet hawks, owls, falcons, eagles, snakes, lizards, frogs and more! Like our page and you will receive a notification when we go live each day! These are unique times and it calls for a unique approach to teaching, learning and finding something great about each day! Join us!
The Living Planet Aquarium– The Living Planet Aquarium is going live on Facebook each day. Tune in at 3:00 p.m. every day for Aquarium videos including animal feeds, keeper talks, science experiments, and more!
Memphis Zoo– Each day at 1:30 the Memphis Zoo will be live on their Facebook page with a “Virtual Wild Encounter” join them to learn all about the animal of the day!
Butterfly House & Aquarium– The Butterfly House & Aquarium is hosting “Dive Into Science Live” at 11 am each day. Learn all about their animals and how they care for them.
Horizon Wings Raptor Rehabilitation and Education– Check out their Facebook page for great educational videos about birds of prey.
Atlantic White Shark Conservancy– The Atlantic White Shark Conservancy has some awesome resources on their Facebook page. They include a Shark Story Hour, printable worsheets to go with live lessons and of course educational videos. Check out all they have to offer!
Carolina Tiger Rescue– Tune in each day to the Carolina Tiger Rescue’s Facebook page at 9:30 each morning. Each day they are bringing you a different video, everything from story time to feeding the tigers. See their Facebook page for the schedule.
North Georgia Zoo– The North Georgia Zoo is going live on their Facebook page every day at 1pm with “Wildlife Wonders.” Check them out each day for a different critter!
The Delmarva Discovery Museum– Check out The Delmarva Discovery Museum’s Facebook page for fun videos and storytime!
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo- Join the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo for their online Spring Break Zoo Camp. Our EdVenture team is going to show you the activities below throughout the week, in the hope that we can bring you a little bit of normal in this abnormal time. Each day’s theme and the materials you need to participate (which we hope you have at home already!) are listed here. Get prepped and follow along at home.
Live Stream Cameras-
Monterey Bay Aquarium Sea Otter Exhibit– Watch playful otters anytime with this live stream!
PA Virtual Video– These live animal cams feature wild animals and Zoos and aquarium all over the US.
Cornell Lab of Ornithology – A virtual window to the natural world of birds.
San Diego Zoo– Live cameras of many of the animals in the zoo.
Raptor Resource Project– Live cameras of birds of prey.