Join Us for a Virtual Tour
Are you a Maryland school group looking for a virtual tour? Check out the Virtual Field Trip page for information on FREE virtual field trips for your class.
Zoo Explorers is a 30-minute experience that combines video footage with live presentation to showcase the Zoo and its inhabitants. These sessions are designed for groups such as (non-Maryland) schools, day care centers, libraries, camps, scouts, and more.
A number of Zoo Explorers topics are available to choose from:
- Animal Giants Learn more about some magnificent giants who share our planet. (recommended for elementary-aged children)
- Small But Mighty Learn about how even small animals can have a big impact! (recommended for elementary-aged children)
Stay Tuned! Additional Virtual Tour offerings, including options designed specifically for adults, are coming soon!
Each Zoo Explorers Virtual Tour session is $175.
The maximum number of participants for a virtual tour is 150. However, for the best experience for participants, including the opportunity to ask questions of their Virtual Tour Guide, we recommend limiting the experience to no more than 20 participants.
To book your virtual tour, you will need to know the total number of children and total number of adults who will be participating. You will also be asked to choose a tour topic, a date and a start time from those available.
If openings are available, we are happy to reschedule your virtual tour. After booking, you will receive information on how to contact the Zoo’s Conservation Education & Engagement Department if you need to update your number of participants or change your tour date.
The Zoo typically hosts virtual programming through Zoom. If you are required by your organization to use a different platform, the group contact will need to host the session and invite the Zoo’s Virtual Tour Guides as visitors/meeting attendees (depending on your platform).
We are currently limiting planning for virtual programming to the fall only. We recommend checking back in this section of the Zoo website in early 2021 for information about educational offerings for spring.