At-home activities

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Go behind the scenes to meet animals and connect with our animal care staff. Tune in for new videos every week on our Facebook page or watch on YouTube. After each live video, come here for at-home ideas to learn more about these animals and how to help them. The activities, developed by our award-winning education team, are aimed at children ages K–5 (but we invite animal lovers of all ages to join in the fun!)

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California condors

Condors and vultures are known as nature's cleanup crew because they keep habitats healthy by eating carcasses. Unfortunately, condors will sometimes also eat plastic, glass and other trash in an... Go to activity
August 4, 2020


Bats live on every continent except Antarctica and help keep our planet healthy by eating insects, pollinating plants and regenerating forests. Activity: Echolocate Insect-eating bats find their prey... Go to activity
July 23, 2020

Hercules beetle

Hercules beetles are detritivores, which means they help keep habitats healthy by eating dead and decaying plant matter like rotting wood or fallen leaves. Activity: Bug Hotel Hercules beetles live... Go to activity
July 14, 2020


Butterflies and moths help make the world a beautiful place. More than 160,000 species can be found fluttering in a diversity of habitats, from mountaintops to deserts and tropical forests. By... Go to activity
July 6, 2020

Sea otter snacktime

Activity: Otter math To stay warm and full of energy, sea otters must eat a quarter of their weight each day! How much you would need to eat if you were a sea otter? Let's find out: Start by weighing... Go to activity
June 30, 2020