The Staten Island Zoo offers the following virtual programs:

Educational Videos

Visit our Education Department’s YouTube page for animal presentations, tours, and videos of our animals!

Social Media

Follow the Zoo on social media for livestreams, contests, and updates on any new ZooNews!

Virtual Education Programs

Take your class on a trip to the zoo—virtually!  Also perfect for camps and libraries!

Each synchronous 50-minute program includes:

  • Lesson
  • Presentation of 3 animals
  • Q&A with a Zoo educator
  • Options to substitute the lesson for a 4th animal

Flexible times

Programs can be done through Zoom (up to 99 participants) or a platform of your choosing.

$150 per program

Our programs are aligned with city and state education standards and can be tailored to meet your curriculum needs.

Please click here for a catalog of topics! E-mail for more details and to book a program!

Virtual Animal Drop-Ins

Spice up your virtual meet-up with a visit from one of the Staten Island Zoo animals!

A Zoo educator will “crash” your meet-up with an animal for 15 minutes. They will tell you all about the animal and answer any questions you may have! Drop-ins can be done on a platform of your choosing.

$50 per drop-in

Great for business meetings, virtual happy hours, birthday or graduation parties, baby showers, family dinners, or just to add some excitement to your day!

E-mail for more details and to book a drop-in!


The Staten Island Zoo is now on Cameo!  Send a personalized message to a friend, family member, loved one, or co-worker from one of the animals at the Staten Island Zoo!  The following animals are available. Click to book!

Dunkin the Hoffman’s Two-Toed Sloth

Louis & Shirley the North American River Otters

Bintu the African Crested Porcupine

Harriet the American Crow

Our Ring-Tailed Lemur Family

Gwen the Three-Banded Armadillo

Our Chinchilla Family

Our Goat Family