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!

Registration for ALL camps open on January 1, 2019.

 

 

Winter ZooCrew

Migration
It’s a bird, it’s a plane! It’s….migration?! Not only do humans move around the world, but so do many animals. Join us as we discover different species that migrate and where they are going.

 

  • Ages: 6-10 year olds
  • Dates: February 19, 20, 21, 22 (daily registration)Cody Meets World 2
  • Time: 9am – 4pm
  • Cost: $40/day for Zoo Member; $45/day for Non-member
  • Registration closes on: February 10, 2019

Cancellation policy: Complete refunds minus a $25.00 fee will be given up to February 10, 2019 for Winter; April 10, 2019 for Spring; & June 1, 2010 for Summer ZooCrew. Absolutely no refunds will be made after these dates.

 

 

 

Spring ZooCrew

The Most Extreme: Disguises
Why does a leafy sea-dragon look like seaweed? Why does an arctic fox grow a new coat for the winter? Join us as we discover which animal is the master of disguise.

 

  • Ages: 6-10 year-olds
  • Dates: April 16, 17, 18, 19 (daily registration)
  • Time: 9am – 4pm
  • Cost: $40/day for Zoo Member; $45/day for Non-member
  • Registration closes on: April 1, 2019

Cancellation policy: Complete refunds minus a $25.00 fee will be given up to February 10, 2019 for Winter; April 10, 2019 for Spring; & June 1, 2019 for Summer ZooCrew. Absolutely no refunds will be made after these dates.

 

 

Summer ZooCrew

July through August 
Ages: Various programs for children ages 4-12
Cost: Half day option for 4 & 5 year olds, $100/members, $115/non-members (runs 9am-12pm)
Full day, week long registration, $200/members, $225/non-members (run 9am – 4pm)
Full day, week long registration – ZooCrew Trekkers camp $225/members, $250/non-members (ZooCrew Trekkers only)
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, 2019 for Winter; April 10, 2019 for Spring; & June 1, 2019 for Summer ZooCrew. Absolutely no refunds will be made after these dates.


The Summer ZooCrew Scholarship, when available, provides children ages 4 – 12 an opportunity to participate in our ZooCrew program at a low cost or no cost to families based on financial need and the child’s submission of a request. Click here to download the Summer ZooCrew Scholarship Application.

You may register online for all our ZooCrew programs, but you can also download the Registration Packet here.


4 & 5 year olds

Please note: All participants must be fully toilet trained to attend this program.

Week of 7/15/2019 – SOLD OUT
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?

Week of 7/29/2019 – SOLD OUT
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.

Week of 8/12/2019 – SOLD OUT
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

Week of 7/8/2019 – SOLD OUT
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.

Week of 7/15/2019 – SOLD OUT
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.

Week of 8/5/2019 – SOLD OUT
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

Week of 7/8/2019 – SOLD OUT
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.

Week of 7/22/2019
Grossology: Gross! Yuck! Cool! Come discover the weird and sometimes gross adaptations that animals have to help them survive.

Week of 7/29/2019
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

Week of 7/22/2019
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!

**Please note that the price of the ZooCrew Trekkers program is different due to the offsite adventures taken during this week ($225/members, $250/non-members).

Week of 8/5/2019
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.

Week of 8/12/2019
Be the Change: 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.

 

Questions? Please contact Carrie Hawthorne at Carrie.Hawthorne@newbedford-ma.gov