While travel has come to a near standstill during the coronavirus pandemic, technology is allowing you to visit almost any place on the planet in the blink of an eye.
Check out the following sites on your computer for an unforgettable experience!
San Diego Zoo
Love cuddly animals? The San Diego Zoo is live-streaming many of its animal areas, allowing viewers to virtually visit their favorite furry friends any time of the day or night. Go to kids.sandiegozoo.org and click on videos and pick the animal you would like to watch live! You have your choice of ape, baboon, owl, condor, elephant, giraffe, hippo, koala, panda, penguin, platypus or polar bear.
Great Wall of China
Explorers can jet off to the Great Wall of China and learn insider facts about this amazing feat of architecture—the longest structure ever built by humans. To start your virtual tour go to: www.thechinaguide.com/destination/great-wall-of-china.
Take a trip under the sea at the Georgia Aquarium, which shows live streams of an array of creatures, from sea otters to jellyfish to beluga whales. This link will get you to the beluga whales – www.georgiaaquarium.org/webcam/beluga-whale-webcam/. Have fun!
Check out the sea life and hop on the Mako roller coaster at SeaWorld in Orlando.
Click on the box with 3 lines it, the menu will pop up. Click on Ride Mako in VR. On the next screen look for Ride Mako in VR. Click on the circle with a lazy triangle in it – and you can go for a ride on a rollercoaster!
For an extra dose of adorable, the Atlanta Zoo features a PandaCam showcasing the adventures of its giant pandas.
Go to zooatlanta.org/panda-cam/.
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