Learning at Home: Animal Lovers

Now that many (all?) schools in the area have transitioned to remote learning, you may be looking for fun and educational virtual opportunities for your little ones. Each Toledo Parent publication will now have ideas for learning at home, and your child(ren) can visit their favorite animals at the Toledo Zoo or virtually travel across the country to see what animals call San Diego Zoo home!

Toledo Zoo

Join the Toledo Zoo for live creature features on Facebook live! Watch Bo the polar bear plunge into the frigid waters, the lemurs frolick, Aashish the hippo struggle and many more. Or perhaps you’re not able to make the Lights Before Christmas this year? Watch a walkthrough video from the safety of your own home. Follow @toledozoo on Facebook or visit toledozoo.org for more information. 

Discovery Education

Take a no-cost virtual field trip to tour the White House or learn how the internet works in their daily lives with Discovery Education. These virtual events let educators and parents take kids to amazing places and give them remarkable experiences without ever leaving the classroom. Discoveryeducation.com 

San Diego Zoo

While Toledo Zoo is one of the best zoos in the nation, it’s still fun and educational to tour other facilities, including the San Diego Zoo. Get a closer look at some of your favorite animals–some of which aren’t seen at Toledo Zoo–with the San Diego Zoo live cams. Kids.sandiegozoo.org


Immerse yourself in Canadian farms with virtual food and farm tours from FarmFood360. Get a 360 view of beef, chicken, pig and turkey farms or watch how milk is processed and turned into cheese. Visit an egg farm and then virtually travel to an egg processing facility. The possibilities are endless for your future farmer! farmfood360.ca