We're Bringing the Zoo To You!

Virtual Programs are a great way to experience the Zoo
from the comfort of your home, classroom, or wherever you are.
Go on digital safaris, take a virtual field trip, meet ambassador animals and so much more!

Youth Group Virtual Programs

Distance Learning

Phoenix Zoo Distance Learning broadcasts into your classroom or into your students’ homes with live animals, engaging activities and inquiry-based programs — the same quality programming you expect from the Phoenix Zoo’s Live On Location programs, just virtual. All you need is a computer, an Internet connection and the ability to connect to Zoom or Google Meets. Our presentations include a mix of live discussions and demonstrations, pre-recorded videos, interactive quizzes and questions, and live animal presentations. Students will be able to interact with Zoo educators, creating a two-way dialogue. All programs are designed to meet Arizona state academic standards. 

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Ask a Zoo Expert

Bring a Zoo Expert to your classroom or group gathering via video conferencing! Whether you have students working on projects about animals or investigating Zoo careers or your group simply has an interest in learning more about Zoo topics, this flexible Q&A/interview style program is the perfect way to tap into the knowledge of a Zoo Expert. Each one-hour session includes animal ambassadors and bio-facts presented by a Zoo Expert who will help your group gain a deeper understanding of the topics they choose. 

Virtual Field Trips

Visit the Phoenix Zoo from the comfort of your home or classroom! Virtual Field Trips include pre-recorded guided tours with three different animals, a review activity, accompanying worksheet and challenge activity, PLUS a 15-minute live, virtual Q&A session with a Zoo Educator. 

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Project Orangutan

Project Orangutan is a fun, fascinating project-based virtual program that promotes hands-on, authentic problem solving. Perfect for distance learning, teacher facilitation in the classroom or home, or a combination of both. 

Camp Zoo at School

If you are looking for engaging STEM content to include in the classroom or afterschool program, Camp Zoo at School is here to help. Camp Zoo at School uses the energy and fun of summer camp to engage students in learning how to “build a zoo.” Content includes animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, guided visits to Zoo exhibits, craft and learning activities, and scientific investigations. Choose from three different topics (birds, mammals, and reptiles and amphibians) which are each filled with hours of carefully curated, engaging digital content on a secure online platform. 

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Family ZooVenture

Hey, families! Looking for something fun for kids to do at home? Our virtual Family ZooVenture programs bring the Phoenix Zoo’s animals to you in a whole new way. Connect with a live Zoo Educator as we have fun while learning about the animals that call the Phoenix Zoo home. These 30 to 45-minute programs feature kid-friendly antics and activities including animals making music and getting squeaky clean, kids helping search for clues as Zoo detectives and time to get the wiggles out while doing animal aerobics. Appropriate for ages 3-8. 

Community Virtual Programs

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Phoenix Zoo Live Online

Looking for a special experience for your group? With our Phoenix Zoo Live Online program, your group can connect virtually with a live Zoo Educator for an animal-filled event. All you need is a computer, an Internet connection and the ability to connect to Zoom or Google Meets. Our presentations include a mix of live discussions and demonstrations, pre-recorded videos, interactive quizzes and questions, and live animal presentations. This program is geared towards organizations, clubs, associations and community groups. 

Animal Zooms

Add a Phoenix Zoo animal to your virtual work meeting, get together or party! Select animals are available for 15-minute segments, accompanied by a Zoo staff member who can answer questions and share facts about your special guest. Days and times vary per animal. Check out their schedules! 

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Family Virtual Programs

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Family ZooVenture

Hey, families! Looking for something fun for kids to do at home? Our virtual Family ZooVenture programs bring the Phoenix Zoo’s animals to you in a whole new way. Connect with a live Zoo Educator as we have fun while learning about the animals that call the Phoenix Zoo home. These 30 to 45-minute programs feature kid-friendly antics and activities including animals making music and getting squeaky clean, kids helping search for clues as Zoo detectives and time to get the wiggles out while doing animal aerobics. Appropriate for ages 3-8. 

Virtual Field Trips

Visit the Phoenix Zoo from the comfort of your home or classroom! Virtual Field Trips include pre-recorded guided tours with three different animals, a review activity, accompanying worksheet and challenge activity, PLUS a 15-minute live, virtual Q&A session with a Zoo Educator. 

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Project Orangutan: Zoo Crew

Experience a unique, project-based virtual program that brings the Phoenix Zoo to you! Join Zoo educators for an hour once a week for 9 weeks as we learn in-depth about orangutans and create a new invention for them. Project Orangutan is fun, fascinating and promotes hands-on, authentic problem-solving.

Camp Zoo to You

Bring the magic of summer camp to your home any time with Camp Zoo to You! Campers will experience animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, guided visits to Zoo exhibits, craft and learning activities, and scientific investigations all without needing to step out of the house. 

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Phoenix Zoo Live Online

Looking for a special experience for your group? With our Phoenix Zoo Live Online program, your group can connect virtually with a live Zoo Educator for an animal-filled event. All you need is a computer, an Internet connection and the ability to connect to Zoom or Google Meets. Our presentations include a mix of live discussions and demonstrations, pre-recorded videos, interactive quizzes and questions, and live animal presentations. This program is geared towards organizations, clubs, associations and community groups. 

School Virtual Programs

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Project Orangutan

Project Orangutan is a fun, fascinating project-based virtual program that promotes hands-on, authentic problem solving. Perfect for distance learning, teacher facilitation in the classroom or home, or a combination of both. 

Ask a Zoo Expert

Bring a Zoo Expert to your classroom or group gathering via video conferencing! Whether you have students working on projects about animals or investigating Zoo careers or your group simply has an interest in learning more about Zoo topics, this flexible Q&A/interview style program is the perfect way to tap into the knowledge of a Zoo Expert. Each one-hour session includes animal ambassadors and bio-facts presented by a Zoo Expert who will help your group gain a deeper understanding of the topics they choose. 

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Virtual Field Trips

Visit the Phoenix Zoo from the comfort of your home or classroom! Virtual Field Trips include pre-recorded guided tours with three different animals, a review activity, accompanying worksheet and challenge activity, PLUS a 15-minute live, virtual Q&A session with a Zoo Educator. 

Camp Zoo at School

If you are looking for engaging STEM content to include in the classroom or afterschool program, Camp Zoo at School is here to help. Camp Zoo at School uses the energy and fun of summer camp to engage students in learning how to “build a zoo.” Content includes animal encounters, behind-the-scenes tours, guided visits to Zoo exhibits, craft and learning activities, and scientific investigations. Choose from three different topics (birds, mammals, and reptiles and amphibians) which are each filled with hours of carefully curated, engaging digital content on a secure online platform. 

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Distance Learning

Phoenix Zoo Distance Learning broadcasts into your classroom or into your students’ homes with live animals, engaging activities and inquiry-based programs — the same quality programming you expect from the Phoenix Zoo’s Live On Location programs, just virtual. All you need is a computer, an Internet connection and the ability to connect to Zoom or Google Meets. Our presentations include a mix of live discussions and demonstrations, pre-recorded videos, interactive quizzes and questions, and live animal presentations. Students will be able to interact with Zoo educators, creating a two-way dialogue. All programs are designed to meet Arizona state academic standards. 

Virtual Activities

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Zigazoo

Zigazoo is the leader of peer-to-peer video sharing for remote learning. Hailed by TechCrunch as “the future of remote learning,” Zigazoo gives teachers, pod leaders, and families access to hundreds of projects built for at-home learning and the tools to share video responses with peers. Teachers can create a Zigazoo Classroom and parents can join the Zigazoo Global Community to start assigning or responding to projects today. Zigazoo is free for all users. 

Ed-Zoo-cational Activities

Learn all about the animals who call the Phoenix Zoo home. Go on virtual field trips, make crafts, play games and exercise like some of our animals! 

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Digital Safaris

We’re bringing the Zoo to you with behind-the-scenes keeper talks, live educational programming, trail walks and behavioral enrichment!

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The Phoenix Zoo is one of the largest non-profit zoos in the U.S., caring for over 3,000 animals, with nearly 400 species represented, including many threatened/endangered species.

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