Aquarium and Zoo
- *New this week* Giant pandas heading back to China, says Calgary Zoo
- *New this week* Animal Facts with Robert Irwin Red Kangaroo: teen animal expert Robert Irwin shares some facts about the red kangaroo, like what their diet is, how they manage to jump for such long distances and some incredible things mother kangaroos do.
- *New this week* Meet Dexter the Cuddly Koala! Bindi and Robert Irwin teach us about the elusive white rhino and bring us up close and personal with Dexter the Koala.
- Toronto Zoo: Virtual Camp (May 16 to 17): join the Zoo's first virtual "camp out" of the season. Meet animal friends and their keepers.
- Top 10 Greatest Zoo Animal Escapes
- Octopus Escape Room Challenge: the octopus - nature's craftiest escape artist. Is this just another preconception? Is it fact or is it fiction? Witness this experiment with 4 levels of difficulty.
- Attract Butterflies with Native Plants in Eastern Canada: Gardening with plants native to your area is a great way to support local biodiversity. They provide seeds and berries for birds and energy-rich nectar and protein-filled pollen for insects, like bees and butterflies. Native plants are also adapted to local climate and soils, so generally require less care and watering, courtesy of David Suzuki Foundation.
- Live Cam: Sharks in Lagoon, at Aquarium of the Pacific (Long Beach, California, USA)
- Live Cam: Grace Gorillas - Observe Gorillas living in the Gorilla Corridor at Grace Gorillas, Congo
- Live Cam: Panda bears at various Panda Research Bases across China and see how they live, eat and play.
- Live Cam: Birds at the FeederCam at Cornell Lab of Ornithology (Ithaca, NY)
- A Day at Mysuru Zoo; established in 1892, this is one of India's oldest zoo and now have over 100 species around the world.
- LiveCam: African Wildlife – 12 streams available of African Animals across the continent.
- Animal Planet has some great shows streaming for FREE! The Zoo - filmed over an 8 month period taking audiences behind the scenes of the world-renowned Bronx Zoo.
- Relax and enjoy these videos from Monterey Bay Aquarium. Learn about the ocean animals and habitats or see them on Live Cam.
- The World’s 3 Best Zoos and the Toronto Zoo is one of them!
- See Bei Bei, the Panda Story from the Smithsonian’s National Zoo. Watch a giant panda play in the snow.
- Meet the Vancouver Aquarium's rescued sea otter pup, Hardy, who is literally too
cute for you to handle.
Toronto Zoo keepers go live daily at 1 p.m. on Facebook with the Keeper of a different animal each day at the Toronto Zoo! Education, entertaining and a look "behind the scenes".
- Vancouver Aquarium Live Cam: See what’s happening with the Jelly fish, Penguins, Sea Otters above and under water
- Ripley's Aquarium:
Penguin Live Cam,
Shark & Shark Feedings Live Cam
Science, History and the Natural World
- *New this week* Millions of Olive Ridley Turtles Hatched in India: restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic are impacting wildlife around the world, including in India.
- *New this week* Pollinators: understanding bees and how we can protect and help them. Courtesy of David Suzuki Foundation.
- *New this week* How Nature Makes Clean Water: how does a watershed work?
- *New this week* Biomimicry: the innovators using nature's design principles to create green tech.
- *New this week* 30 Minute Highlights Tour of the Oxford University Museum: the presenter explorer and deep sea diver Paul Rose gets a tour of the "Take One Museum" which houses a Victorian cathedral devoted to the study of natural science.
- *New this week* Spot the Bird: play a game of "I Spy" outdoors.
- TedEd: How Far Would You Go to Escape Gravity? Every star, black hole, human being, smartphone and atom are all constantly pulling on each other due to one force: gravity. So why don't we feel pulled in billions of different directions? And is there anywhere in the universe where we'd be free of its pull? Rene Laufer details the inescapability of gravity.
- Can Anything Escape the Black Hole? Almost nothing can escape the black hole, but...
- Blue Whales 101: blue whales are the largest animals to have ever existed. Learn why they're larger than any land animal and why they were hunted for years, making them endangered. Courtesy of Nat Geo Wild.
- National Geographic: Reconstructing Spinosaurus, a gigantic aquatic predator. Explore how scientists discovered the largest predator ever lived and hunted almost entirely in the water.
- Natural Conservancy: youth engaging field trips Explore the world in these virtual field trips from sea to sky.
- Why do we have feelings? Feelings and Emotions for kids.
- Explore by the Seat of Your Pants: Join daily live-streams hosted by the world's leading scientists. Learn about nature's marvels, the animal kingdom and much more.
- Children's video: The Zula Patrol: Under the Weather courtesy of Neag Planetarium at Reading Museum
- TEDEd Early Birds vs Night Owls: do you wake up early every day or do you stay up late every night? What effect might this trait have on your personality? Intelligence? Success rate? Watch this animated science video to find out.
- How Nature Makes Clean Water.
- Yellow Stone Park: many virtual tours available for this massive park that spans across the states of Idaho, Wyoming and Montana in the USA. The first national park declared in 1872, there are geysers, canyons, rivers, mountains and wide variety of wildlife like bears, wolves, bisons and elks.
- The Best Wildlife Photographs of the Year 2019: an annual competition organized by London's Natural History Museum. Explore the gallery across winners from the past across multiple award categories.
- Take a Virtual Tour of 2 Recently Excavated Homes in Pompeii, Italy: narrated drone footage of preserved daily life in the ancient city.
- Chasing Coral: Beneath the waves,
coral reefs are dying on a massive scale. These scientists and filmmakers are
fighting to stop it. Watch this trailer or the full film on YouTube.
- Amazing time elapsed sky photography video shot
over northern Scotland and Iceland. This is a video of footage shot over 2
years by Maciej Winiarczyk.
- Explore the Canadian Arctic by Google Maps and 360 view of Iqaluit.
and identify the Birdsongs of 15 Birds
Suzuki presents the Nature of Things: Songbird SOS (a full episode of 44 mins). The music of songbirds is vanishing from our forests, fields, and
gardens. The change has been gradual, barely noticeable, but now the growing
silence is alarming.
- The Apollo 13 Mission in Real Time: A real-time journey through the Apollo 13 mission. This multimedia project consists entirely of original historical mission material. Relive the mission as it occurred in 1970.
- National Geographic Kids: Age-appropriate content for kids to learn about national science, animals and geography
Ology by Museum of Natural History offers tons of online games, printed hand on projects, videos, info and interviews from real scientists, plus more.
Museum and Art Galleries
The Armchair Traveller
- *New this week* What Dessert Looks like in 33 Countries Around the World: see the different textures, colours, flavours and ingredients.
- *New this week* Take a virtual tour of two recently excavated homes in Pompeii Archaeological Park. Director Massimo Osanna narrates stunning drone footage of preserved daily life in the ancient city. Courtesy of Smithsonian Magazine.
- *New this week* Pools with a View: travel to the most impressive pools around the world.
- *New this week* 10 Things to do in Prince Edward County all from your couch.
- *New this week* Live Cams: Soak Up Magical Muskoka from your own home!
- The World's Most Magnificent Libraries: a quick tour around the world to the most unusual and awe-inspiring libraries collecting more than just books.
- Virtual Tour of Anne's Prince Edward Island: that's Anne with an 'e' from Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables.
- Escape through films: explore 30 Films Every Art Lover Should See or Top 110 Sci-Fi Movies of all time
- How to Escape in 9 Books: Cara Hoffman explores the many aspects of escape and suggests a few books to help you start over somewhere far away.
- Travel around the world with 80 Gardens – Italy: Monty Don visits the Renaissance garden in Rome, the ancient Roman water garden Villa Adriana, Villa d'Este's garden at Tivoli, Garden of Bormazo, Villa Aldobrandini in Frascati. This is one of the many episodes in this series.
- Krukenhof Garden, Netherlands: get inspired by the full blooms of tulips in one of the world's largest gardens. Follow this 20 minute walking tour on the grounds, or pause to enjoy a musical performance by violinist Rosanne Philippens at sunrise, with sonate No.5 by the Belgian violinist composer Eugene Ysaÿe.
- Istanbul's International Tulip Festival: did you know that the reason the Netherlands has so many tulips is because of the Tulip mania? They were originally imported from the Ottoman Istanbul during the Dutch Golden Age when it was fashionable to have these exotic flowers. However, skyrocket prices of tulips eventually ended in a crash in February of 1637.
- 10 Incredible Houses you won't Believe Exist.
- "Happily Ever After" at the Magic Kingdom: watch virtual fireworks at Disney.
- A Brief introduction to Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan, from the Lonely Planet.
- Enjoy highlights from 12 Days around Turkey, and the Street food in Istanbul.
- Japanese Candy Art
- May 5 is Cinco de Mayo, an important day for the Mexican people marked with festivities to commemorate the Mexican Army's difficult victory over the French Empire at the Battle of Puebla, on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza.
- Journey into Western Mongolia & Altai Mountains: McBrynnorth travelled to western Mongolia into the Altai Mountains. Highlights include the spending time with the warm and welcoming Kazahk people, attending the Nauryz eagle festival and exploring some of the snowy mountains in the Altai by horseback.
- 360 video: Lake Baikal, Russia (Unesco Heritage Site) Lake Baikal, Magical Ice, Russia. This is the deepest lake on earth.
- Yunnan China to Halong Bay, Vietnam
- The Great Wall of China: Take a virtual walk along China's most popular tourist attraction.
- Apartment Therapy: Home Tours for the DIY Designer and Décor Enthusiast.
- An Amazing Private Car Collection and Facility, because you cannot call it a garage. It is 8,500 sq ft. and took 3 years to build—it is a car shrine!
- The Art of Forest Bathing: Stuck swiping Insta every day? The
practice of “forest bathing” can change your life. Unplug with Mike and Kati on
an ancient Japanese trail, learning the creative and health benefits of Shinrin
- Sakura,Sakura: Enjoy Cherry Blossom Festival with this performance of
"Sakura Sakura" a Japanese folk song played by Kasumi Watanabe on a
25-string instrument called a koto.
with a virtual 360° VR nature journey to waterfalls and beaches from Tasmania, Australia, the Grand Canyon and beyond. Move
your mouse to turn around!
- Top 10 Greatest Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown TV Moments! See highlights
from his 12-season shows and one of them is from Canada! The late Bourdain was
known for his food adventures around the world.
- Tour these unbelievable places that exists around the world.
- Enjoy the breathtaking beauty around the World in HD.
- Tour Planet Mars: Take
control of a Mars Rover and discover all we know about the planet.
- From watching rocket launches, or seeing Chris Hadfield wash his hands in outer space - this site has it all! It's out of this world!
- Experience the
Top 5 Rollercoasters without line-ups! Watch this on a big screen and “turn your heads” with the 360-degree views—it’s like being there on the rides!
- Lift off into the Earth's stratosphere from home in this video of
Journey to the Edge of Space
- Visit these 7 Castles and Palaces, places fit for royalties of past and present
- Famous Authors and Where They Wrote by Google Art & Culture: go on a street view by clicking on the images.
- Explore Incredible India in all angles: Journey across Hampi, Goa, Delhi and Amritsar, and explore the places and people in under 5 minutes. By Google Art & Culture.
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