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Virtual edVentures are unavailable through the end of August with limited availability through the end of 2022.

Learn from anywhere with Virtual edVentures! Whether you are looking for a quick meet-n-greet with zoo staff or a multi-part STEM challenge, our curriculum specialists have the perfect digital learning experience for you!

Expedition: Zoo

Join an Akron Zoo educator for a 20-minute virtual tour of Legends of the Wild or Grizzly Ridge. This expedition can meet many of the Ohio Academic Learning Standards, or just be for fun.

Price: $50

Animal Inquiry

Meet one of our Animal Ambassadors and get ready for a live, Zoom-based encounter. This 15-minute session provides opportunities for questions and further investigations into the lives of our animals.  Choose between mammal, bird or reptile.

Price: $50
Add additional species for $25 each. (Limit 3 species totaling 30-40 minutes)



Let us help you explore topics designed to meet Ohio Academic Standards. Each 30-40 minute educator-led session will feature at least two ambassador animals.

Price: $75 per topic

Topics for Preschool (Ages 3-5)

Bust A Move - Discover the various ways animals move, and see how much you can move like them.

Living Things – Explore the differences between living things and non-living things and meet a few animals.

Fur, Feathers & Scales – Explore what makes birds, mammals and reptiles different.

Topics for Kindergarten – Grade 3

Backyard Wildlife – Discover animals who live in Ohio. Learn about their lives in their native habitat, and how people and animals can co-exist.

In Living Color - Discover the not-so-black-and-white world of animal colors.

Topics for Any Grade

Where in the World? – Explore the different places animals call home, from the desert to the rainforest.

Build a Better World – Learn about why animals are becoming endangered, both in our backyards and around the world, and what we can do to help.

What’s for Dinner? – Learn about the food web and how all animals are connected.

Quick Careers

What’s it like to be a Zookeeper? What about a Vet? Did you know there are many other careers in a zoological park? Join us as we explore what it takes to work with or around animals. We will provide you with a prerecorded interview with people who do the job.  Choose three careers of your choice.

Career Video Options

  • Zookeeper
  • Veterinarian    
  • Vet Tech
  • Animal Trainer

Price: $25

So You Want to be a Zookeeper

Take a deep dive into the role and responsibilities of a zookeeper! Explore the required education and training needed. Meet a zookeeper and experience the skills they use and find out how you can start preparing now!

  • Pre-recorded Experience (20-25 minutes): $35
  • Interactive Livestream Experience (20-30 minutes): $55

For more information, or to schedule your next edVenture, contact our Programming Coordinator at or call 330-375-2550 ext. 8973.