Resources and educational activities that bring the Zoo to YOU!



Virtual Zoo Programs - LIVE Interactions!

Pick from our LIVE program lineup to go behind-the-scenes, meet our animals up close, or play and learn with our expert education staff from the comfort of your home. For more FAQs click here. To book a virtual school field trip click here. To book a private animal meet and greet click here. New dates and times available October 1, 2021.

Join our expert Zoo educators with your class over Zoom to explore concepts and themes about life science and conservation. Themes are based on grade level.
Celebrate your special day or event with our live ambassador animals! A zoo educator will present 2 animals and share some fun facts about their biology and conservation, then take questions from you and your friends.

Zoo@Home - Free Resources

Free distance learning activities for preschool through high school. Something for every learner including animal anecdotes, nature exploration tips, conservation projects and more!

Continue where you left off at school with grade level appropriate activities and lessons. From pre-school to post-school, our distance learning page has something for everyone. Start by exploring some of our activities for all ages or jump to specific grade levels and dive in.
Animal Anecdotes
Learn all about our zoo animals and ask those questions you've always wondered. Why are squirrel monkeys yellow? Do grizzly bears roar? Find out here.
Junior Zookeepers
Animals need more than food, water, and shelter to be happy and healthy; they need enrichment, things to keep them mentally stimulated. Explore, tips, tricks, and recipes for keeping your pets mentally stimulated while sheltering in place.
Safely Enjoying Nature
Safely enjoying nature and the outdoors is more important than ever, not only for our physical health, but also our mental well-being. Nature journaling, hiking, and gardening with Oakland Zoo’s education staff are some of the great ways to find beauty, peace, and comfort. 
Conservation doesn’t stop because we’re stuck at home. Join us and take action for wildlife from your home, balcony, or backyard.