Online Resources

There are so many resources out there to keep your family entertained and busy.  Here are a few we have found that we like:


Atlanta Zoo – Has a live camera feed of Pandas.

Houston Zoo -Has live camera feeds of Chimps, Elephants, Giraffes, Gorillas, Leaf-cutter Ants, and Rhinos.

Kansas City Zoo – Has live camera feeds of Giraffes, Penguins, and Polar Bears.

Cornell Lab Bird Cams-These live webcams are fascinating this time of year.  You are likely to see eggs hatching, feeding babies, and first flying attempts.

Monterey Bay Aquarium-Has live camera feeds of Aviary, Coral Reef, Jellyfish, Kelp Forests, Penguins, Sea Otters, and Sharks.


Metropolitan Opera – “Every day for the duration of the Met’s closure due to the corona virus pandemic, a different encore presentation from the company’s Live in HD series will be made available for free streaming on the Met website, with each performance available for a period of 20 hours, from 7:30 p.m. EDT until 3:30 p.m. the following day.”


Open Yale Courses – “Open Yale Courses provides free and open access to a selection of introductory courses taught by distinguished teachers and scholars at Yale University.”

Badger Talks Live- Badger Talks is pleased to present a new Facebook Live series of talks on topics that intend to inspire, delight, and pleasantly distract in a time we are all needing positive experiences. Follow us at and tune in beginning on April 9 to hear UW– Madison faculty and staff experts on a variety of fun and engaging topics. Not able to watch the live talk? Talks will continue to be available for viewing on our Facebook page, and on the UW-Madison Campus Connection YouTube page. These talks will be close captioned on YouTube.


What did the Hubble see on your birthday?–On this NASA website you can access some great stuff.  Hubble explores the universe 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. That means it has observed some fascinating cosmic wonder every day of the year, including on your birthday.