Virtual Summer Safari at the Buffalo Zoo | Kids Out and About Pittsburgh

Virtual Summer Safari at the Buffalo Zoo

*The event has already taken place on this date: Fri, 08/21/2020
Are you looking for some WILD programming for your kids this summer? Check out our BRAND NEW summer program: Virtual Summer Safari! For ages 5-12. Sign up by the week or by the day! Its virtual, so you can participate from ANYWHERE!!!

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This exciting new program brings the Zoo right into your living room! Join us for a virtual safari where we will sing silly songs, play games, make crafts, meet live animals, do some wild experiments and so much more. Along with our daily animal visitors, each week includes a visit from one extra special animal and their keeper. Virtual Summer Safari also provides opportunities to explore areas of the Zoo we can’t normally access as a guest. Safari groups are limited to just 15 participants each! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for your child(ren) to be actively engaged in fun and learning and make some new friends this summer!

Don’t forget! Since our Summer Safari is virtual, that means kids can join us from anywhere in the country! Do you have special friends or cousins who live out-of-state? Now you can take a virtual safari together!


AM Sessions (9-11 a.m. ET): ages 5-8
PM Sessions (1-3 p.m. ET): ages 9-12


Days: Monday through Friday
Dates: July 6 – August 21, 2020
Times: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (ET) OR 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (ET)
Options to sign up by the day or by the week!


Members: $22/day or $100/week
Non-Members: $24/day or $110/week
Group Size: 15 children in each session.


Big Blue Planet
Week 1: July 6-10 and Week 4: July 27-31
Whether as oceans, lakes, rivers, or just a backyard pond, water is everywhere and with it we find an amazing array of water-loving animals. Spend a wild and wet week exploring the watery habitats that many of our Zoo animals call home.

Amazing Race
Week 2: July 13-17 and Week 5: August 3-7
Each day we will delve into the world of animals from a specific country or habitat and then complete a special challenge in order to move on with the rest of the day’s activities.

You Run the Zoo
Week 3: July 20-24 and Week 6: August 10-14
Taking care of the animals at the Zoo doesn’t just mean feeding and watering them. Discover what it takes to recreate the habitats of some of our favorite animals and learn how to keep your animals at home (inside or out) happy and healthy by creating special toys and treats to give them.

Week 7 only: August 17-21
This week we are mixing things up and exploring a different topic each day!

Monday: Put Your Best Foot Forward We’ll keep you on your toes as we explore spectacular animal feet made for running, climbing, swimming, jumping and staying atop the snow.

Tuesday: Climb Every Mountain Discover some of the common and not-so-common creatures that call the rocky terrain of the world’s mountains their home.

Wednesday: Repeat After Me These animals make a real impression! Meet talented mimics who fool the world into thinking they are someone or something else through clever camouflage, sounds, and movement.

Thursday: Winging It Take to the skies with animals that fly and glide through life on wings large and small. We’ll examine flying birds, insects, and mammals as well as a few surprising airborne friends from the aquatic world.

Friday: Actual Size Ever wonder how you measure up to the animals at the Zoo? During this workshop we’ll get the chance to compare ourselves to some of the Zoo’s most popular residents.

To provide a stimulating environment for participants, we recommend that children avoid repeating weeks. The curriculum and activities for those weeks will be identical.

We require a minimum of 5 participants in order to run a Safari group. If group registration is less than 5, families will be contacted and given the opportunity to either switch to a different group or receive a full refund.

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


Contact name: 
Liz Thompson
Email address: 
The event has already taken place on this date: 
9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Zoo Members: $100/week, $22/day. Non-members: $110/week, $24/day.


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