Virtual Close Encounters
Connect with Live Animals Online
Experience animals like never before with Sunset Zoo's award winning Virtual Close Encounter programs. These online programs lead participants through an interactive exploration of animals. Ideal for classes and groups looking to enhance their learning; programs are offered on-demand and must be scheduled in advance.
Sunset Zoo's Virtual Close Encounter programs may be scheduled any day of the week; programming offered in English only. Animal availability is dependent on current care and feeding needs.
Virtual Close Encounters - 20-30 minute program | $40 per program
Close Encounters programs bring groups together with a live animal to explore body structure, the functions of specific structures, or to help drive understanding of animal diversity. Each program is individualized based on participation through question answering. Sunset Zoo staff are trained to engage audience through questions to help each participant further develop their observation skills and science understanding. The questioning also challenges participants to construct explanations so they can make sense of what they are experiencing. Thus, each program forms in front of the group and takes shape based on the background knowledge each group brings to the program.
Each program focuses on one live animal. At the time of booking, groups can choose from one of the following:
|Close Encounter Animals|
|Ancona Duck||Ball Python|
|Bearded Dragon||Domestic Ferret|
|Eastern Screech Owl||Hissing Cockroach|
|Indian Star Tortoise||Ornate Box Turtle|
|Sulcata Tortoise||Virginia Opossum|