Just because aquariums are closed now doesn’t mean you can’t peek in on penguins, otters, sharks and jellyfish joyfully playing around in their habitats! During a virtual field trip to an aquarium, you can check in on sea life with live webcams placed inside Aquarium’s exhibits. At one such aquarium in Chicago, penguins can be seen taking a walk touring through the other animal’s exhibits on Twitter! It is so fun to watch!
So, since we’re all stuck at home, we’re bringing the experience to you, with live cams from some of the best aquariums from around the world! And if you are looking for even more activities to keep your kids busy, check out our list of 101 Virtual Field Trips For Homeschooling and 101 Things To Do With Kids at Home!
Happy Field Tripping!
25 Live Aquarium Webcams For Kids
Clearwater Marine Aquarium – Watch a live webcam video of Winter and Hope, bottlenose dolphins, at the aquarium. They also have otter, pelican, turtle rehab and other webcams you can watch for fun!
Shedd Aquarium – While the public was unable to visit in person, the aquarium let some of the penguins out of their exhibits to explore the aquarium and visit other animals! People watching from home were delighted to see footage of the penguins’ escapades on social media. Their exclusive 360 videos also let you come face to face with sharks at the Aquarium in Chicago and in the crystal-blue waters of the Bahamas.
California Academy of Sciences – Watch stingrays, coral reef, and penguin colony in HD, or take a trip to the Farallon Islands via a webcam.
Aquarium of the Pacific – They offer a variety of webcams and online programming so that the public can engage with their exhibits and animals and learn about the ocean.
Lake Wisconsin Exhibit – Learn about the different types of fish that live and swim in Lake Wisconsin by watching this live webcam from the Milwaukee County Zoo in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Seattle Aquarium – Catch up with the Seattle Aquarium’s sea otters and harbor seals (Barney, Q and Hogan, much obliged) on the institution’s two live webcams. The Seattle Aquarium also has an awesome library of videos, including events like pacific red octopus hatching from their eggs and sea otter training sessions.