Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips — ZOO CAMS!

Field Trips — Zoos and Zoo Cams

Since today is Zoo Lovers Day, why not try a virtual visit to the zoo?  Here’s a list (by no means comprehensive) of some of the best webcams from zoos and animal parks from around the world!  Just remember, these are live and the animals will do what they want, so if you don’t see anyone, try again later.


Chattanooga Zoo  — Four cams set up, with tamarinds, snow leopard, and a spotted genet.

Houston Zoo — Like a window into Africa with elephants, gorillas, chimpanzees, and even leaf-cutter ants.

Maryland Zoo  — Five cameras, featuring lions, flamingos, and goats (though not together).

National Zoo (Washington DC) — Four different cameras, including the pandas.

Reid Park Zoo (Tuscon AZ) — Seven cams show off their giraffes, lions, grizzly bears, and lemurs.

San Diego Zoo Live Cams — One dozen different cameras with a wide variety of species.



Barnegat Light Osprey Cam

Bison Cam  (via Earthcam, from the Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie)

Djuma Private Game Reserve (Not one animal, but one cam, set up at the watering hole)

Falcon Cam (via Earthcam, from the Woodman Life Building in Omaha, NE)

Farallon Islands (Control the camera to look for marine mammals and nesting birds)

Zoo Atlanta Panda Cam

Zoo Miami “MeerKam”

Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips — Social Studies (US History)

US History Field Trips

Here’s a few field trips and tours (which is by no means comprehensive) that you can take from home, or send your students on when you’re running low on some remote lessons!

American Battlefield Trust  — Take 360° tours of Revolutionary War and Civil War battlefields.

Colonial Williamsburg — Various webcams from the historical district in Colonial Williamsburg (not as busy right now with COVID closures, but great during busy times)

Ellis Island — A 3D vitual tour of Ellis Island from the National Park Service. Change the seasons to see the site throughout the year and learn about US Immigration in the late 19th century.

Museum of the American Revolution — A virtual tour of the entire museum.  Couple this with their online teacher resources for a complete lesson plan!

National Museum of American History — A collection of online exhibits and tours from the Smithsonian Institution.