JOIN OUR EXPERT EDUCATORS AND EXPLORE THE ZOO FROM YOUR OWN LEARNING SPACE
If you're unable to go on field excursions, let us bring the adventure to you!
Join one of our expert conservation educators for an engaging virtual exploration of our zoo. Meet our amazing animal and plant colleagues from the region/theme of your choice. 4 themes to choose from!
Grades: KG-12 (and beyond!)* Length: 50 minutes Cost: $125
"Our virtual safari was absolutely fabulous! The students said it was like they were actually at the zoo! The educator was engaging, the information was terrific and the students loved to hear their questions being answered. I have had several parents tell me that their child went home and told them all about our penguin chat and now they want to go to the zoo as a family! My administration was also impressed with the use of technology and critical thinking by the students that was shown." ~Kindergarten educator
*Also great for non-school groups, home school groups, seniors groups, community groups, groups of friends/colleagues, etc.!
--MORE PROGRAM DATES FOR MARCH-JUNE 2021 BEING ADDED. CHECK BACK SOON!--
Learn more about Virtual Safaris
After booking online, you will receive an email asking you to specify what theme you'd like.
Penguins Come nose to beak with the super cool inhabitants of the indoor and outdoor areas of our Penguin Plunge building. Penguin species may include: Northern & Southern rockhopper, Humbolt, Gentoo and King penguins. *Starting Jan 15th, the 10:00am Penguin Safari may also join our King penguins for part of their daily Penguin Walk (weather and animal choice permitting)!
Canadian Wilds Explore the amazing animals that inhabit the wilds around us. Species observed may include: bighorn sheep, mountain goats, woodland caribou, wood bison, river otter, whooping crane, grey wolf, grizzly bear, black bear, cougar.
Africa Investigate the unique animals of the African savannah and rainforest. Species observed may include: meerkat, hippopotamus, giraffe, lion, zebra, lemur, Malagasy boas, dwarf crocodiles, black & white colobus monkeys, western lowland gorilla.
Eurasia Discover the spectacular animals that call Eurasia home. Animals observed may include: Pallas' cat, musk deer, Japanese macaque, Japanese serow, markhor, Amur tiger, wild boar, red panda, snow leopard, bactrian camel.
Length: Up to 50 minutes
Curriculum Connections: Variable based on grade. Please let us know what you'd like to focus on.
Times: (can be adapted to your schedule)
Monday to Thursday: 9 am, 10:15 am, 11:30 am, 1:00 pm (Penguins: 10:00am, 11:30am and 1:00pm)
Friday: 9:00 am, 10:15 am (Penguins: only 10am)
Program Fees: $125
Capacity: Maximum 37