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Virtual Programming

You are very important to us and we want to stay connected! During this unprecedented time, we have created NEW ways to engage with our visitors, members and community. 

Virtual field trips

An innovative and unique way for students to interact in real time with animals and staff at the BPZOO without leaving the house! Virtual Field Trips are interactive, multimedia, and employ the use of live animals, live exhibit footage and/or Science On a Sphere® demonstrations to provide real world context to science lessons.

Virtual Party

We believe every child’s birthday should be special, no matter where they are! Schedule a Virtual Birthday Party with the Zoo for you and as many guests as you would like. We will make the invites and set-up the Zoom video link; all you have to do is send them to your guests, and the party is ON(line)! During your 40 minute party our educator will lead the group in an at-home craft, introduce the group to the animal guest of your choice and of course sing Happy Birthday with a dance party!

Contact Carrie Hawthorne at (508) 991-6178 ext. 67413 or email carrie.hawthorne@newbedford-ma.gov.

Virtual keeper chats

Check out our YouTube channel to view each Virtual Chat, plus many more videos!

From one satisfied teacher:


“I just wanted to thank you, Emily, and Joey for an amazing experience today. The kids were absolutely enthralled. They loved meeting Emily, getting to see her up close, and learning all of those amazing facts about her. Thank you for being patient with all of our kindergarten questions! You guys did a phenomenal job and we enjoyed the presentation so much!” 

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BPZOO Members get exclusive access to events, discounts on programs and discounts onsite plus lots of other great benefits.

Membership pays for itself in just over 2 visits!