Lions and tigers and bears — OH MY! Have your kids been missing their zoo trips while they are closed and everyone is home? We have, too! Luckily, many zoos across the country are offering virtual zoo visits and fun animal content for kids! Here are ten to try…

10 Virtual Zoo Trips for Kids

Zoo To You with The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore

Weekdays at 11 AM ET

The Maryland Zoo may be closed for the forseeable future, but their team is still caring for animals! Every weekday at 11 AM, they post “Zoo to You” video updates from the Zoo, and fun educational info about animals and how they care for them. MORE

Elmwood Park Zoo

Weekdays at 11 AM ET

Stay connected with the Elmwood Park Zoo through their Zoo School LIVE Facebook live broadcast, weekdays at 11am. During each session, their education team will highlight one of their ambassador animals. Check out our new virtual hub at EPZoo2u.com for more online fun! MORE

Zoo America

Weekdays at 11 AM via Facebook Live ET

Join Zoo America for a LIVE question and answer session every week day at 11 AM! MORE

The Philadelphia Zoo

Daily at 2 PM ET via Facebook Live

Take a trip to Philadelphia Zoo from the comfort of your home! Although they are closed, they continue to inspire action on behalf of wildlife and their habitats. Join them by watching Philly Zoo at 2 on Facebook Live, completing activities, and connecting one-on-one with experts about the amazing animals at Philadelphia Zoo. MORE

The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens

Daily at 3 PM ET via Facebook Live

While the Cincinnati Zoo is closed and kids are home from school, let them help make your children’s hiatus from school fun and educational! Join them for a Home Safari Facebook Live each day at 3pm EDT where they will highlight one of their amazing animals and include an activity you can do from home. MORE

The San Diego Zoo

Live Webcams Daily 

Koalas, apes, and polar bars, OH MY! The San Diego Zoo has a large collection of web cams and you can check on them any time! MORE

The Bronx Zoo

Virtual Zoo Online Daily

Virtual visits, science experiments to do at home, animal webcams, and more! The Brox Zoo has a robust online Virtual Zoo resource that kids can explore at their own pace. MORE

The Virginia Zoo

Virtual Safari Camp Online Any Time!

Much like their in-person camp, The Virginia Zoo’s Virtual Safari Camp will still offer behind the scenes access, animal feedings, activities, and exclusive footage and content just for campers. Plus this virtual camp can be accessed 24 hours a day through June 2020!  Campers will use the Zoo’s Google Classrooms dashboard and be given easy-to-follow instructions on participating in camp lessons and there will be a Camp Instructor available via email for all your questions. The best part? It’s only $15 per household for the whole week of camp! MORE

North American Bear Center

Select Days at 11 AM ET

Check out the North American Bear Center’s Facebook Page to see when their next scheduled “Bear Brunch” is happening. MORE

Gatorland USA

Mondays -Saturdays at 10 AM ET on Facebook Live

At 10 a.m. Monday through Saturday, the quirky cast of Gatorland’s staff goes live on its Facebook page to conduct what they call School of Croc. MORE