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Our series on virtual field trips continues. We already highlighted some museums in Texas and beyond that you can virtually travel to with your kids. Now, we’re taking you to zoos around the country and the world via live cams!
Virtual field trips are a great way to teach your kids about other places and culture from the comfort of your kitchen table, or even your couch.
Free Fun In Austin continues to highlight Austin area locations and activities that may not be available at this time. We encourage you to take all safety measures to keep yourself and your neighbors safe. It is our hope that the stories and features on this site will help inform your plans in the future.
Before we get started, you MUST watch this video from the Shedd Aquarium in Chicago. They’ve been setting up dates for two bonded rockhopper penguins and the videos are adorable!
Here are some of the best live cams from zoos, aquariums, and other animal sanctuaries around the world!
- Reid Park Zoo Lion Cam – Arizona
- Australia Zoo YouTube Videos – Australia
- Aquarium of the Pacific’s Seven Web Cams – California
- San Diego Zoo’s 10 Live Cams – California
- Monterrey Bay Aquarium’s 10 Live Cams – California
- Zoo Atlanta Panda Cam – Georgia
- Georgia Aquarium’s Eight Web Cams – Georgia
- Department of Natural Resources EagleCam Live Stream – Minnesota
- Ouwehand Park Polar Bear Cubs Cam – Netherlands
- The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden live-stream (happening on their Facebook page each weekday at 2 p.m. CST) – Ohio
- Wild Earth Wild Safari live streams (happening twice a day during sunrise and sunset) – South Africa
- Dollywood Bald Eagle Nest Cams – Tennessee
- Houston Audubon Bird Cams – Texas
- Houston Zoo’s Six Web Cams – Texas
- Smithsonian’s National Zoo Web Cams – Washington, DC
- Farm Sanctuary Pasture Cams – Wisconsin
To access many more live nature cams from all over the world, click here.
You can also find many wonderful animal videos on various zoo Instagram and Facebook pages like the previously mentioned Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, the San Antonio Zoo, and the Dallas Zoo.
Keep checking Free Fun in Austin for more virtual field trips and ideas coming soon!