Practicing social distancing but getting stir crazy? Take a virtual field trip to enjoy lots of different animals at these various destinations!
If you’re stuck at home, take a virtual field trip to watch rescued farm animals enjoy life on a sanctuary farm.
Farm Sanctuary was founded in 1986 to combat the abuses of factory farming and encourage a new awareness and understanding about farm animals. Today, Farm Sanctuary is the nation’s largest and most effective farm animal rescue and protection organization.
Who doesn’t love tiny, baby kittens? TinyKittens of British Columbia has teamed up with Langely Animal Protection Society to rescue feral kittens and provide spay and neutering services to prevent over population. The goal is to prevent cats from getting pregnant. However, when TinyKittens finds a pregnant feral cat, the facility takes her in, caring for her and her kittens so they’re acclimated to humans. When the kittens are ready, they go to loving homes, and mom is spayed and released. You can take a virtual field trip of their facility & watch these kittens become acclimated to people.
The Georgia Aquarium, in Atlanta, GA, is a great option for your virtual field trip. Take your kids on virtual tours of the Beluga whale, sea lion & piranha exhibits, along with other ocean animal webcams.
The Georgia Aquarium is a scientific institution that entertains and educates, features exhibits and programs of the highest standards, and offers engaging and exciting guest experiences that promote the conservation of aquatic biodiversity throughout the world.
San Diego Zoo
Who wouldn’t want to be enjoying beautiful San Diego right now? With a virtual field trip at the San Diego Zoo, you can! They offer a tremendous amount of webcams of the baboons, polar bears, koalas, giraffes, elephants, tigers and more.
San Diego Zoo Global is committed to saving species worldwide by uniting our expertise in animal care and conservation science with our dedication to inspiring passion for nature.
Monterey Bay Aquarium
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is another great option for a virtual field trip. There are many live webcams where you can watch birds, jelly fish, sharks, turtles, penguins and more.
The mission of the nonprofit Monterey Bay Aquarium is to inspire conservation of the ocean. A leader in ocean conservation and education, the Monterey Bay Aquarium is considered by many to be the best in the world.
Do your kids love ice cream, milk, and other dairy products? Then take a virtual field trip to a dairy farm! The National Dairy Council has sponsored an on-demand video that takes viewers inside a real working dairy farm to see where our dairy comes from.
The National Dairy Council is dedicated to healthy foods, healthy people, healthy communities and a healthy planet—now, and for future generations.
The Houston Zoo
Another great option for a virtual field trip with your kids is the Houston Zoo. Here you can enjoy a live look at animals that call this zoo home. See the herd of Asian elephants wander through their enormous habitat. Watch as giraffes nibble lettuce fed to them by the keepers. See the rhinos roll in their mud puddle or the flamingos float next to a waterfall. See the chimpanzees interact with guests at their window or snooze in a hammock.
My personal favorite virtual field trip is the National Zoo. The Smithsonian’s National Zoo offers free webcams of their animals, including pandas, lions & elephants. Your kids will love watching the animals throughout the day!
The National Zoo strives to provide engaging experiences with animals and create and share knowledge to save wildlife and habitats.