Virtual Vacations

March 25, 2020

It’s nearly spring break, and while I can’t recommend you take a trip to Disney or Cancun, I have a few ideas for virtual vacations that you might enjoy.

Amusement Parks



Zoos and wildlife

  • The San Diego Zoo offers 11 live web cams of various animals including babbons, koalas, and giraffes.
  • Panda-cam from the Atlanta Zoo
  • Kansas City Zoo penguin-cam and giraffe cam.
  • Southwest Florida hosts an eagle cam which, as of today, has a nesting pair of eagles.
  • hosts a polar bear cam based in the Scandinavian Wildlife Park in Kolind, Denmark.
  • The African Safari cam overlooks the main beach of the watering hole at Mpala Research Centre in central Kenya’s Laikipia County. We saw giraffes, a herd of elephants, hippos, and a crocodile.


  • Learn the night sky with Star Atlas which shows you the stars and the planets in real time and also in the future so you can plan what you want to look for tonight. Take a virtual tour of Mars on the Curiosity rover.

National Parks 

Geological Finds from around the world