Virtual Zoo Programs Bring Animals into your Home

Missing your visits to zoos, aquariums and museums? Here are some national and global virtual feeds to visit animals right from your home.

Live Cams

San Diego Zoo has thirteen different live cams on some of their most popular attractions. From 7:30 am – 7:30 pm PST, you can see what these animals, like elephants, giraffes, polar bears, platypus and more, are doing in the moment.

Did you enjoy the Smithsonian Panda viral video playing in the snow? Well check out their panda cams available here to watch them any time of day.

Monterey Bay Aquarium has live cams in their tanks and let me tell you there is something quite calming about watching the jelly fish swim around their tank and the sea otters are adorable. There are lots of different options of cams to choose from.

Tigers, emus, lions, elephants and more are available to live stream at Taronga Conservatory Zoo in Australia.

Virtual Zoo Tours

Cincinnati Zoo streams an amazing animal at their zoo each weekday at 1 pm with their Home Safaris on Facebook. We have loved this live stream during quarantine.

Reid Park Zoo in Tucson, Arizona has free animal ambassador 10-15 min virtual programs on Thursdays and Saturdays at 11 am.

Stlzootube is St Louis Zoo’s youtube channel that has awesome videos of their animals ranging in one minute cute animal activities to thirty minute zoo staff talks. You choose what works for you and your family!

What are some virtual zoo and aquarium programs your family is enjoying? Who did we miss on our list? Virtual programs not cutting it for you? The Boston Aquarium has reopened with strict Covid safety measures. New England Zoos have also reopened, check here for safety measures and open animal exhibits.


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