ZooCrew 

Who said you can’t learn and have fun at the same time? Come spend your school breaks with the zoo! Programs are available for February, April, and summer break for children ages 4 – 12. Each week focuses on a different theme through hands-on activities, crafts, games, tours of the zoo, and animal encounters!

Cancellation policy: Complete refunds minus a $25.00 fee will be given up to February 10, 2017 for Winter; April 10, 2017 for Spring; & June 1, 2017 for Summer ZooCrew. Absolutely no refunds will be made after these dates.

Registration for ALL camps opens on January 2, 2017. You can register online or print registration packets from the website.

Winter ZooCrew
Spring ZooCrew
Summer ZooCrew

 

 

Winter ZooCrew

Winter Survival
What does it take to survive the winter? Would you be able to endure the cold and snow? Or would you rather sleep away the dark days? Join us as we explore how animals overcome the winter weather.

  • Cost: $40/day for Zoo Member; $45/day for Non-member
  • Ages: 6-10 year olds; 20 children max / 10 children minimum
  • Dates: February 21, 22, 23, 24 (daily registration)Cody Meets World 2
  • Time: 9am – 4pm
  • Registration closes on: February 10, 2017

Cancellation policy: Complete refunds minus a $25.00 fee will be given up to February 10, 2017 for Winter; April 10, 2017 for Spring; & June 1, 2017 for Summer ZooCrew. Absolutely no refunds will be made after these dates.

 

Spring ZooCrew 

The Most Extreme: Eaters
Who doesn’t love food? Join us as we explore some of nature’s most extreme eaters. Do you have what it takes to make the top 10?

  • Cost: $40/day for Zoo Member; $45/day for Non-member
  • Ages: 6-10 year-olds (20 children max /10 children minimum)
  • Dates: April 18, 19, 20, 21 (daily registration)
  • Time: 9am – 4pm
  • Registration closes on: April 1, 2017

Cancellation policy: Complete refunds minus a $25.00 fee will be given up to February 10, 2017 for Winter; April 10, 2017 for Spring; & June 1, 2017 for Summer ZooCrew. Absolutely no refunds will be made after these dates.

To register by mail download the Spring ZooCrew registration packet – Spring ZooCrew Registration Form 2017

OR

Click here to register online

Summer ZooCrew

July through August 2017
Ages: Various programs for children ages 4-12
Cost: Full day, week long registration – $200/week for Zoo Member; $225/week for Non-member (Half day option for 4 & 5 year old week long registration – $100/members, $115/non-members)
Time: Programs run 9am-4pm daily (half day option for 4 & 5 year olds runs from 9-12pm daily)
Registration closes: One week prior to the start of the session 

Cancellation policy: Complete refunds minus a $25.00 fee will be given up to February 10, 2017 for Winter; April 10, 2017 for Spring; & June 1, 2017 for Summer ZooCrew. Absolutely no refunds will be made after these dates.

Summer 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.

 

To register by mail download the Summer ZooCrew registration packet – Summer ZooCrew Registration Form 2017

OR

Click here to register online


4 & 5 year olds

Animals & Me: 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?: 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: 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.


6 & 7 year olds

Animal Kingdom: 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: 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 super-heroes of the animal world.

Diversity: It takes all kinds: 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.


8 & 9 year olds

You Belong in a Zoo: 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.

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

What’s for Lunch?: Have you ever wondered what animals eat for lunch? Come discover why some animals eat berries while others eat carrion.


10 – 12 year olds

Animal Innovations: 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.

ZooCrew Trekkers: Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a real biologist? Join us as we leave the Zoo and explore some of our local environments!

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

 

Questions? Please contact Jen Collier at JCollier@newbedford-ma.gov