22q and Zoom

Join Us Live for 22q and ZooM!

When: Sunday, May 16, 2021

Time: 11:00AM – 2:00PM Eastern Time

Join us for the 11th Annual  22q at the Zoo – Worldwide Awareness Day on Sunday May 16, 2021, transformed into “22q and ZooM” due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This fabulous event is aimed at raising awareness of chromosome 22q11.2 syndromes. Our event welcomes children, adults, and families alike for a mixture of professional presentations, entertainment and games, with surprise guest appearances! Some locations will be hosting an in person event. Please stay tuned for more updates coming soon.

How does it work? It’s easy – just follow these steps:

  • You can JOIN ZooM anytime during the 3 hour period and meet and connect with people from across the globe
  • Don’t invite anyone over but post well wishes and photos on Facebooks official “22q at the Zoo Worldwide Awareness Page”
  • Wear a vintage 22q at the Zoo – Worldwide Awareness T-shirt, since part of the fun is seeing how many folks can represent the 9 years of official T-shirts
  • Don’t have an official T-shirt? No problem, just wear red and let’s light up Zoom
  • Post the photos online here: https://dropevent.com/gallery/22qthezoo2020
  • We will create a virtual slide show to share following the event as a World-Wide 22q11.2 Pick-Me-Up!
  • Download your 22qandZooM profile photo here and/or profile frame here
  • 2020 22q and Zoom Press Release 

We’re Going to the Zoo Video 

We have links to fun activities so you can visit zoos and amusement parks virtually, practice drawing skills, listen to music or story time, have fun uploading photos with pretend zoo animals and photos from previous zoo days, parade around your living room, watch educational webinars, sing, dance, or just be together on the most special day of the year for those affected by chromosome 22q11.2 differences, because no matter where you live, from busy cities to rural communities, you will not be alone on 22q at the Zoo – Worldwide Awareness Day!



Canada –

China – Chongqing Zoo 


Netherlands – Ouwehans Dierenpark

New Zealand – Auckland Zoo

United Kingdom 


Alabama – Birmingham Zoo

Arizona – Phoenix Zoo 

Arkansas – Little Rock Zoo 


Colorado – Denver Zoo 




Iowa – Blankpark Zoo

Kansas – Kansas City Zoo

Kentucky – Newport Aquarium 

Louisiana – Brec’s Baton Rouge Zoo

Maryland – Maryland Zoo 

Massachusetts – Zoo New England 

Michigan – Detroit Zoo 

Minnesota – Minnesota Zoo

Missouri – Saint Louis Zoo

Nebraska – Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium


New Jersey – Cape May county Park and Zoo

New York 

North Carolina – North Carolina Zoo 

North Dakota – Dakota Zoo 

Ohio – Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden 

Oklahoma – Tulsa Zoo 

Oregon – Oregon Zoo 


Rhode Island – Roger Williams Park Zoo

South Carolina

South Dakota – Great Plains Zoo 






West Virginia


Wyoming – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo


The Louvre – Best for: Kids obsessed with ancient Egypt or medieval architecture
The British Museum – Best for: Kids ready to explore a more interactive experience
The Metropolitan Museum of Art – Best for future travelers
Van Gough Museum – Best for: Any kid who’s been asked to draw Starry Night
Boston Children’s Museum – Best for: Mimicking the real thing
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History – Best for: An all-encompassing educational experience
The National Gallery of Art – Best for: Seeing exhibits available for online only
Uffizi Gallery – Best for: Kids or Teens studying European history
Roald Dahl Museum and Story Centre – Best for: Kids who have devoured any of Dahl’s works
Museo Galileo – Best for: Kids who love looking at the stars
Vatican Museum – Best for: Kids who love history and architect

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