15 Places You'll Find Educational Videos and Live Chats about Animals

Live chats and videos from zoos, aquariums and live cameras your family will love

By Kat Dinsmore, publisher, March 16, 2020

Your kids are suddenly home for the next few weeks, now what?

Zoos, aquariums and live cameras across the country are offering videos the animal lovers in your family will love. Some of the zoos on the list below are even going live during the week and inviting families to join the fun live through Facebook. Have a question for a zookeeper? Leave it in the chat comments!

If your family watches animal shows on tv check out the clips and videos from Animal Planet, Australian Zoo or the Columbus Zoo and you may just see an animal or zookeeper you recognize. 

Animal Planet offers dozens of videos and episode shorts 

Australian Zoo offers dozens of videos on their YouTube channel (many from Steve Irwin's family)

Clearwater Marine Aquarium offers live cameras of Winter (from Dolphin Tale), Hope & PJ, the resident dolphins

Cleveland Metroparks Zoo sharing live weekday virtual classrooms twice a day

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden sharing a Facebook live or video weekdays at 3pm

Columbus Zoo offers dozens of short videos about the zoo and animals

Hanover, PA Eagle Cam keeps an eye on the nest of local eagles

HD on Tap offers dozens of live cameras on animal nests, beaches, airports, 3D printer, towns, resorts & more

Monterey Bay Aquarium has ten live cameras on different animals at the zoo including sharks, otters and penguins

National Aquarium has three live cameras on the aquariums

Oklahoma Zoo & Botanical Garden is sharing Facebook lives and videos throughout the next few weeks of animal check ups

San Diego Zoo has ten live cameras on different animals in the zoo

Shreveport Aquarium offers dozens of short videos on the aquarium and animals

Tennessee Zoo has live cameras on the penguins, river otter and secret reef

ZooAmerica sharing a Facebook live or video clip daily at 11am

Check this list again as we'll be updating as we find new animal themed videos we think your family will love. 

Do you know of a zoo, aquarium or live camera we're missing? Email it to