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

Welcome, ZooCrew Families

Check back in January for 2023 registration!


Animal Survivors

How is possible for a Wood Frog to let its body freeze to survive the winter then thaw out in summer? Or for a Salmon to move from the salty ocean to a freshwater river? Or for a Tardigrade to survive in volcanoes, the deep sea, and even outer space?! Join us as we explore animals who can overcome the most difficult challenges that planet Earth has to throw at them.


The Most Extreme Eaters

On Planet Earth, it’s eat or be eaten. Join us as we explore some of nature’s most extreme eaters, and find out if YOU have what it takes to make the top 10!


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)

$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:
Complete refunds minus a $25.00 fee will be given up to June 1, 2022 for Summer ZooCrew. Absolutely no refunds will be made after this date. However, if your child can no longer attend ZooCrew due to symptoms of or exposure to COVID-19, please contact us and you will be granted a full refund as a sign of our appreciation.

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.

Click here for the Summer ZooCrew Scholarship Application and Registration


In My Backyard

Week of 7/18/22

Here in Massachusetts, we have thousands of different kinds of animals living right in our backyard! Join us to explore and discover the wonderful world of our wildlife neighbors.

Where the Wild Things Are

Week of 8/1/22

Earth has all sorts of amazingly different habitats, each home to their very own types of animals. Let’s find out what it takes to live where the wild things are!

Once Upon a Story

Week of 8/15/22

Have you ever wondered what your favorite creature characters would be like in real life? Together, we will read classic storybooks and learn all about their animal stars!


Budding Scientists

Week of 7/11/22

How do plants grow? How do they breathe? Why are animals like bees, birds, and bats so important to them? Join us as we find out just how amazing plants (and the animals that need them) can be!

Mythical Creatures

Week of 7/18/22

Explore the world of unicorns, dragons, fairies, and more as we compare our favorite mythical creatures to the real-life animals that inspired them!

Where in the World

Week of 8/8/22

Where can you find giant sequoias or tiny bumblebee bats? Join us to discover where in the world you can find some of the most incredible plants and animals!


Sense-ational Animals

Week of 7/11/22

Have you ever wondered how animals get information about the world around them? Join us as we use our 5 senses to explore what it’s like to be an animal!

Animal Mythbusters

Week of 7/25/22

Do Ostriches really bury their heads in the sand? Does a Goldfish truly only have a 3-second memory? Are Daddy Long-Legs actually incredibly venomous? Explore common myths and misconceptions about animals and discover the truth about these fascinating creatures.


Week of 8/1/22

Do YOU have what it takes to survive? Explore and discover the amazing adaptations that different animals use to survive crazy conditions!

10 – 12 YEAR OLDS

Wildlife Warriors

Week of 7/25/22

Have you ever wondered what YOU can do to help protect the Earth? Explore what it’s like to be a Conservation Biologist during this wild week of hands-on citizen science projects.

Great Adaptations

Week of 8/8/22

Why do some species survive while others go extinct? Together, we will investigate the roles that genetics, adaptations, and evolution play in the game of survival.

ZooCrew Time Machine

Week of 8/15/22

For hundreds of millions of years, animals have been adapting and evolving to survive on an ever-changing Earth. How did our modern-day creatures end up the way they are today? And what might they look like in the distant future? Join us as we investigate how evolution has shaped and continues to change the Animal Kingdom!

We look forward to seeing you soon!


Please contact the Education Department at education@bpzoo.org or call (508) 991-4556 ext. 117 if you have any questions.


A Gift That Lasts All Year! 

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