Virtual Zoo & Animal Activities for Families and Children

Does your child LOVE animals?! Are they fascinated with the creepy-crawly? Or do they marvel at the huge elephants and fast cheetahs? Going to the zoo right now might be out of the question, but you can bring the zoo home with these unique virtual experiences! 

  1. The Cincinnati Zoo offers “Home Safaris” via Facebook Live and YouTube. You can learn more about many of the exciting animals that the zoo houses, including red pandas, aardvarks, and giraffes! The sessions also include an activity that you can do at home. The Facebook Live sessions occur at 2:00pm each day. Afterward, the videos will be shared to YouTube. 

For more information, please visit http://cincinnatizoo.org/home-safari-resources/ 

  1. The San Diego Zoo has live cameras in several of their animal enclosures! Families can see koalas, polar bears, butterflies, tigers, and more! Along with the live cams, the San Diego Zoo also offers pre-recorded videos, crafts, and other educational opportunities! 

For more information, please visit https://kids.sandiegozoo.org/ 

  1. The Nature Museum in Chicago provides many learning opportunities for different animals! The website offers a sampling of activities and you must subscribe to their newsletter in order to receive additional activities. So, if you want to learn how butterflies eat, how to tell the difference between a frog and a toad, or how animals survive in the winter, head on over to the Nature Museum’s website! 

For more information, please visit https://www.naturemuseum.org/the-museum/blog/stem-activities-homeschool

Posted on May 1, 2020

by Megan Roseberry

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