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Field trips to the zoo are awesome, but sometimes it just isn’t possible to go. Maybe the zoo is too far away or one of the kids is sick. Sometimes the weather doesn’t cooperate or it is just too expensive. It is okay though! As long as you have access to the internet, you can take your kids on a virtual zoo field trip.
A virtual zoo field trip has lots of advantages:
- It is free
- You can visit multiple zoos in one day
- No traffic
- See just the animals you are interested in
- No need to pack a bag full of snacks, bottled water, and sunscreen
- You can ‘visit’ every day
Taking a virtual zoo field trip can be a great motivator for kids. I admit that sometimes I offer this ‘reward’ for finishing schoolwork.
Take a Virtual Zoo Field Trip
I listed the animals that are featured on webcams at each zoo because, if your kids are anything like mine, they want to see specific animals.
(Planning an in person visit to the National Zoo? We went all the time when we lived in Northern VA! Check out my post full of tips to make the most of the National Zoo.)
- Naked Mole Rat
- Giant Panda
- Polar Bear
- Two-toed sloth
- Prarie Chicken
- Leafcutter ant
- Koala Bear
- Polar Bear
(We visited the Woodland Park Zoo when we lived in Washington. Don’t let the small number of webcams fool you. It is a huge zoo! Check out my tips for a successful visit to the Woodland Park Zoo if you live in the area.)
- Grizzly Bear
Do you know of any other zoos with webcams? Leave it in the comments and I will add it to the list so more families can enjoy the animals.