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Join our animal care and education team for an opportunity to Get Closer to our animals from the comfort of your learning or meeting space. Suitable for non-school groups, home school groups, seniors groups, community groups, or groups of friends/colleagues. Let us bring conservation, education and adventure to you!

Virtual Zoo Experiences

Live Virtual Programs - $116

Virtual Creature Feature

Join a zookeeper, education employee and an animal ambassador for an opportunity to Get Closer and learn more about an animal species living at the Edmonton Valley Zoo! Each program provides participants with a short explanation of how we care for the highlighted species, some fun facts about the individual animals you see on screen as well as an interactive Q&A portion. 

These programs are best suited for groups no larger than 35 people. The program time may vary depending on the number of questions asked by participants, but will not exceed 60 minutes. If you would like to focus on a particular theme, mention it at the time of booking and we will do our best to accommodate. 

The animals highlighted are determined by which day you request to book:

  • Mondays: Red Pandas
  • Tuesdays: Seals & Sea Lions
  • Wednesdays: North American River Otter
  • Thursdays: Saito Centre species 
  • Fridays: Domestic Species & Reindeer 

What To Expect

Tours will be on a Zoo-hosted platform (Google Meet or Microsoft Teams), participants will be contacted in advance and sent the invitation to access the program. The zookeeper will provide a 15-minute presentation about the ambassador species, followed with a live Q&A session. Come prepared with lots of questions!

All You Need Is...

  • access to Google Meet or Microsoft Teams
  • a strong internet connection
  • projector or computer
  • ability to type questions

Please note: Recording of the program is not permitted. Animal availability may change at short notice if deemed necessary for health or other reasons, and you will be contacted if this occurs. The Edmonton Valley Zoo is not responsible for internet connectivity or other technical issues on the participant’s end. 

Pre-Recorded Virtual Field Trips - $88

Explore the Edmonton Valley Zoo from the comfort of your own classroom or couch with our pre-recorded virtual program! Tailored to meet the Alberta curriculum but flexible for any viewer, these interactive programs highlight some species not always seen during on-site programs and exhibit detailed behind-the-scenes tours. After the video concludes, you’ll join a member of the zoo education team for an interactive Q&A session. 

This program is best suited for groups no larger than 35 people. The program time may vary depending on the number of questions asked by participants, but will not exceed 60 minutes. 

What To Expect

Tours will be on a Zoo-hosted platform (Google Meet or Microsoft Teams), participants will be contacted in advance and sent the invitation to access the program. At the time of the program, the video will be started by the zoo employee and will play in full. After the video has finished, the zoo employee will join in for a live, interactive Q&A with participants. 

All You Need Is...

  • access to Google Meet or Microsoft Teams
  • a strong internet connection
  • projector or computer
  • ability to type questions

Please note: Recording of the program is not permitted. The Edmonton Valley Zoo is not responsible for internet connectivity or other technical issues on the participant’s end. 

Themes Available

Basic Needs of Aquatic Species
Virtually dive into the arctic waters with our seals! Guided by a zoo host, your classroom will be virtually toured around the Arctic Shores exhibit of the Edmonton Valley Zoo with a 32-minute pre-recorded interactive video. Learn about what is required to take care of an aquatic species, peek behind the scenes where the public doesn’t get to visit and learn all about seal adaptations to assist with their survival in arctic waters. Afterwards, a live Q&A will take place with a member of the zoo’s education team to discuss what you just learned.
AB curriculum link: Grade 1 Topic E: Needs of Animals 

Share Your Thoughts

If you have participated in a Zoo virtual program, we would love to hear about your experience. Please consider filling out our Zoo Program Feedback Form. The information collected will be used to improve our programs. Your assistance is appreciated!

For More Information

Zoo Booking Team

Telephone

780-496-2601

Email specialmoments@edmonton.ca

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