Stuck at home with nothing to do during COVID-19 closures? Why not take a virtual tour of some of the most notable aquariums across North America! Get to know the animals, explore the exhibits and check back each day to see what your favourites are up to. You’ll find Penguins, Otters, Sharks and more that can be viewed through live streaming webcams, plus some also offer virtual tours. Have we missed any? Comment below to share with our readers.
The Shedd Aquarium in Chicago has received some notoriety recently by giving their penguins a free pass to explore the centre and visit their neighbours!
The aquarium has stated that it will be offering ways for the public to stay connected during the closure, including frequent looks at animals and work behind-the-scenes via Shedd’s Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as other digital resources including videos, live web cams and educational materials.
The adventure continues! 🐧🐧
This morning, Edward and Annie explored Shedd’s rotunda. They are a bonded pair of rockhopper penguins, which means they are together for nesting season. Springtime is nesting season for penguins at Shedd, and this year is no different! (1/3) 👇 pic.twitter.com/VdxN3oQAfe
— Shedd Aquarium (@shedd_aquarium) March 16, 2020
Ripley's Aquarium Canada
A little closer to home, if you enjoy the sharks at Ripley’s Aquarium Canada, located in Toronto next to the CN Tower, you can visit their website to view the live Shark cam. We do hope they will add more to their virtual offerings soon!
Tube anemone or sea cucumber?? 🌊🥒— Ripley's Aqua Canada (@RipleysAquaCA) March 11, 2020
In the pictures below, the orange tree-like structure is actually a sea cucumber while the surrounding delicate white structures are tube anemones. #MarineBiology #seacucumber #tubeanemone
Visit our Instagram page for more info! pic.twitter.com/HrtKcmjcCk
Monterey Bay Aquarium in California, offers webcams of many of it’s aquatic residents – watch live streams of Sharks, Otters, Penguins, Sea turtles… anytime day or night.
Be delighted by the antics of our sea otters or mellow out to the hypnotic drifting of our jellies. With ten live cams to choose from, you can experience the wonder of the ocean no matter where you are.
See the World from below the surface! The National Aquarium in Baltimore offers both a virtual tour of the facility as well as webcams. View the Blacktip Reef Cam, Jellies Invasion Cam and the Pacific Coral Reef Cam.
We may be closed to the public, but our exhibit livestreams are a great way to still experience the Aquarium from home!
You can stream live feeds of Blacktip Reef, Pacific Coral Reef and Jellies Invasion every day by checking out the link below. 🖥️🐠 pic.twitter.com/pmIzBWzDgw
— National Aquarium (@NatlAquarium) March 16, 2020
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Another aquarium worth a virtual visit is the Oregan Coast Aquarium in Newport. You’ll find High-Definition live feeds including, the Sea Otter Cam (we didn’t spot him – tell us if you did!), Sea-Bird Cam and Shark Cam.
Visit the famous Seattle Aquarium from the comfort of your own living room! The aquarium’s website offers a chance to watch their harbor seals and sea otters on live streaming webcams, as well as a youtube channel with more videos from the facility.
♪ ♫ Hello from the otter side.— Seattle Aquarium (@SeattleAquarium) March 18, 2020
Come hang out with us online.
Watch us swim, groom and eat
It's all on our webcams
And more if you wish. ♪ ♫
Check out our live cams, cool animal fact sheets and more at https://t.co/nWbfNKEDWo! pic.twitter.com/H6MAJeFTPL