Explore Zoos, Aquariums, Museums and More Without Leaving Home

With all of Florida’s schools closed are you searching for a way to keep your children busy? Many zoos, aquariums, and museums are offering free virtual tours so that people can practice social distancing and avoid crowds to help stop the spread of coronavirus. Here are some places you can visit without leaving your couch.


The San Diego Zoo has a kids website loaded with videos, activities, and games. Kids can also learn more about animals such as fish, mammals, amphibians, and reptiles. Learn more at: www.kids.sandiegozoo.org

You can watch Cincinnati Zoos live “Home Safaris” at 3 pm EST on their Facebook page or visit their web page www.cincinnatizoo.org/home-safari-resources/ where all videos will be posted.

The Houston Zoo has live webcams for many of their animals. Watch the live feed from 8 am to 8 pm EST where you can control the camera. Learn more at: www.houstonzoo.org/explore/webcams/

Have a child that loves pandas? Zoo Atlanta has a panda cam where you can watch silly panda antics. Watch the pandas at: www.zooatlanta.org/panda-cam/


Georgia Aquarium has multiple webcams where you can watch piranha’s, sea otters, beluga whales, and more. Visit www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/beluga-whale-webcam/ for more information.

The Monterey Bay Aquarium has 10 live streaming cameras both inside and outside the facility. Watch sea otters, aviary birds, sharks and other fishes. Learn more at: www.montereybayaquarium.org/animals/live-cams

Virtually explore the coral reef and shark alley of the Baltimore, MD National Aquarium at: www.aqua.org/media/virtualtours/baltimore/index.html or head over to the Washington, DC National Aquarium’s to see alligators, sea turtles, and more at: www.aqua.org/media/virtualtours/washington/index.html You can also watch live webcams of sharks, jellies, and coral reefs at: www.aqua.org/

Visit the exhibits of Aquarium of the Pacific virtually at www.aquariumofpacific.org/exhibits/webcams to see penguins, sharks, tropical fish and much more.


The British Museum has a virtual tour that allows you to tour various periods of history and view artifacts and curiosities. Audio of the artifacts adds to experience. Experience it at: www.britishmuseum.withgoogle.com/

The Metropolitan Museum of Art has a series of videos you can view that show its most famous buildings. Learn more at: www.metmuseum.org/art/online-features/met-360-project

Visit the Louvre museum’s exhibition rooms and galleries virtually at www.louvre.fr/en/visites-en-ligne#tabswhere where you can view Egyptian antiquities, the moat, and more.

Additionally, you can virtually visit and explore several national parks thanks to a partnership with Google’s Arts & Culture. Learn more at: www.artsandculture.withgoogle.com/en-us/national-parks-service

Still looking for more? Check out Google arts and culture where there is content from over 1,200 museums and archives www.artsandculture.google.com/










Posted: March 18, 2020

Category: Relationships & Family, Work & Life
Tags: Families And Consumers


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