Who said you can’t learn and have fun at the same time?


Exploring the Elements

Water, fire, earth, and air – how is life on our planet impacted by these four major elements of nature? Join us as we explore the amazing ways that plants and animals survive and thrive in every condition!

  • Cost: $50/day Members; $60/day Non-Members (daily registration)
  • Ages: 6-10
  • Dates: February 21, 22, 23, 24
  • Time: 9am – 4pm
  • Scholarship Deadline/Registration Closes: February 14, 2023.

Scholarship funding is provided by the New Bedford Day Nursery. Click here to download the scholarship application.


Most Extreme Body Parts

There is some wacky looking wildlife on Planet Earth. Join us as we explore the who, what, where, and why of nature’s most bizarre body parts!
  • Cost: $50/day Members; $60/day Non-Members (daily registration)
  • Ages: 6-10 
  • Dates: April 18, 19, 20, 21
  • Time: 9am – 4pm
  • Scholarship Deadline/Registration Closes: April 11, 2023

Scholarship funding is provided by the New Bedford Day Nursery. Click here to download the scholarship application.


Summer ZooCrew runs from July through August for children ages 4-12. Registration closes one week prior to the start of the session.

Cost for Full Day, Week-Long Registration:

$300 Zoo Members
$350 Non-Members

Cost for Half Day, Week-Long Registration:
(Option ONLY available for 4 & 5 year olds, must be potty-trained)

$150 Zoo Members
$175 Non-Members

Please note that programs run the full week (Monday-Friday), by selecting a Monday you are signing up for the entire week.

Cancellation policy:
Cancellations are accepted up until the week prior to your child’s ZooCrew start date. With the exception of cancellations due to Covid exposure or diagnosis, absolutely no refunds will be made after these dates unless we are able to fill your child’s space.

Registration will open March 1st at 12:00 am


Animals & Me

Week of 7/17/23

Come discover some of the similarities we share with animals. Do you like any of the same food as a turtle? Do you have any of the same bones as a bird?

Which Came First?

Week of 7/31/23

Which did come first, the chicken or the egg? Join us as we explore animal life cycles and attempt to answer this age-old question.

Critter Coverings

Week of 8/14/23

Do animals wear sweaters or hats? What do animals have that covers their body? Is it all the same? Join us as we explore the different covering animals have.


Animal Kingdom

Week of 7/10/23

How is a frog different from a bird? Explore the animal world to discover “the inside secrets” of how anatomy holds the key to kinship in the animal kingdom.

Animal Superheroes

Week of 7/17/23

Faster than a speeding bobcat, more powerful than a thundering elephant- From super-strength to bionic vision, invisibility to lightning speed, animals have amazing powers! Put on your mask and cape and discover all about the superheroes of the animal world.

Diversity: It Takes All Kinds

Week of 8/7/23

What would the world be like if we were all the same? Come explore how it takes all kinds to make a habitat a home.


You Belong in a Zoo

Week of 7/10/23

Have you ever wondered how a zookeeper starts their day? Or how an exhibit designer makes an animal exhibit? Join us for a week of hands-on career exploration.


Week of 7/24/23

Gross! Yuck! Cool! Come discover the weird and sometimes gross adaptations that animals have to help them survive.

What’s for Lunch?

Week of 7/31/23

Have you ever wondered what animals eat for lunch? Come discover why some animals eat berries while others eat carrion.

10 – 12 YEAR OLDS

A Day in the Life

Week of 7/24/23

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a paleontologist, digging up dinosaur bones? Or a chemist, creating life-saving medicines? Or an oceanographer, journeying across the seas? From astronomy to zoology and everything in between, you will explore the many amazing ways to study science for a living!

Animal Innovations

Week of 8/7/23

Did you know that Velcro was inspired by nature? Explore the way animals have inspired some of our innovations and see how they can inspire your creativity.

Be the Change

Week of 8/14/23

Are you curious about some of today’s environmental issues? Join us as we explore some of these topics and discover how we can be part of the solution.

ZooCrew Scholarship Program

The objective of the ZooCrew Scholarship program, when available, is to provide children ages 4 -12 years old with an opportunity to participate in camp at a low cost or no cost to families based on financial need and the child’s submission of a request. Scholarship applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Scholarship funding is being provided by the New Bedford Day Nursery.

Click here to download the scholarship application. 


Please contact the Education Department at or call (508) 991-4556 ext. 110 if you have any questions.


A Gift That Lasts All Year! 

BPZOO Memberships make a perfect gift for the animal lover in your life.