I Spy: Animals at the Zoo!

Last updated: April 18, 2020, at 11:48 a.m. PT

Originally published: April 10, 2020, at 8:00 a.m. PT

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It's the perfect time to virtually explore zoos from around the world as most are closed as communities practice social distancing.  Visit webcams from the San Diego Zoo, the Alaska Zoo, the Melbourne Zoo in Australia, or many others! As you spy on animals and reptiles, try out these fun activities to bring learning to life.

Plan Your Zoo Trip

Decide which zoos you will visit virtually with this online tool, then download the park map from the website. As a family, see what animals have web cams and find them on the map. Decide the best route to take to each of the animals and highlight the path on the map. Then following your route, visit each animal via web cam.

Zoo Activity Packets

The Brookfield Zoo in Illinois has activity packs that you can fill out while visiting zoos in-person or virtually.

Animal Crafts

Wrap up your day of visiting zoos and observing and learning about animals with an animal craft!