BURPEE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY began as a Works Progress Administration project of the 1930's. Burpee is a natural history museum specializing in paleontology, geology, biology and Native American life. Burpee has partnered with Rock Valley College Whiz Kids to offer educational content in a exciting and fun way! Bring your adventurous, exploring curiosity and we'll provide the opportunities to use them. All classes will be taught by Burpee Museum Instructors and will held at the Burpee Museum located at 737 N. Main St., Rkfd.
BURPEE AdVENTURERS SERIES FOR AGES 6-8
Burpee Adventurers: Treasure Hunters 100
(Ages 6-8) Wear your treasure hunting clothes and discover how treasure hunters find treasure and what tools they use. Then go on a "Treasure Hunt" in Burpee's back yard. This hands-on class is designed for the younger set, be prepared to go outside and get dirty!
WIZ 811 BMU Burpee Staff $13
6/13 Th 10:00 am-Noon 1 Session
Burpee Adventurers: Becoming a Paleontologist
(Ages 6-8) So, you like fossils and dinosaurs? What does a paleontologist do? See the work going on in Burpee's Prep Lab up close and learn what it takes to prepare a fossil.
WIZ 811 BMU2 Burpee Staff $13
6/20 Th 10:00 am-Noon 1 Session
Burpee Adventurers: Fur, Feathers & Scales, Oh My!
(Ages 6-8) Ever wonder why reptiles have scales and birds have feathers? We'll find out in this fun, hands-on program. We'll use the Museum's live animals and specimens from Collections to explore the wonderful world of animals, and make an animal related craft to take home.
WIZ 811 BMU3 Burpee Staff $13
6/27 Th 10:00 am-Noon 1 Session
Burpee Adventurers: Earths' Treasures
(Ages 6-8) "Thar be gold in them thar hills!" Also silver, copper and precious jewels. We'll discover Earth's Treasures in this hands-on, interactive program, and even make some treasure to take home.
WIZ 811 BMU4 Burpee Staff $13
7/11 Th 10:00 am-Noon 1 Session
Burpee Adventurers: Homer the Triceratops
(Ages 6-8) Get the low down on Homer! What makes him special? How is he unique Ceratopsian? How is he a unique Triceratops?
WIZ 811 BMU5 Burpee Staff $13
7/18 Th 10:00 am-Noon 1 Session
Burpee Adventurers: The Big Blue
(Ages 6-8) Follow "Crush" the turtle as we dive into the oceans to discover the creatures that live there. Come prepared to explore the deep, but don't worry, we won't get wet!
WIZ 811 BMU6 Burpee Staff $13
7/25 Th 10:00 am-Noon 1 Session
BURPEE EsCAPE SERIES FOR AGES 9-12
Burpee Escape: Treasure Hunters 101
(Ages 9-12) How do treasure hunters find treasure and what tools dothey use? We'll discover the answers as we explore Burpee's back yard looking for treasure. Come dressed to be outside and get dirty!
WIZ 811 BMU7 Burpee Staff $13
6/11 T 1:00-3:00 pm 1 Session
Burpee Escape: Paleontology 101
(Ages 9-12) Here is a class with actual hands-on experience in paleontology. Learn what Burpee is doing at its dig sites and the background basics which a paleontologist needs to know. Spend some time in Burpee's preplab and work with a variety of tools to prepare a fossil.
WIZ 811 BMU14 Burpee Staff $13
6/18 T 1:00-3:00 pm 1 Session
Burpee Escape: The Animal Kingdom
(Ages 9-12) Let's explore the Animal Kingdom by visiting the Museum's live animals and using the skulls and bones from the collections to learn about different animals and how they live.
WIZ 811 BMU9 Burpee Staff $13
6/25 T 1:00-3:00 pm 1 Session
Burpee Escape: Dinos Down Under
(Ages 9-12) Discover the dinosaurs of Australia and Antarctica. Learnwhen they walked the earth and how they are similar and different from dinosaurs of North America.
WIZ 811 BMU10 Burpee Staff $13
7/2 T 1:00-3:00 pm 1 Session
Burpee Escape: Treasures of the Earth
(Ages 9-12) Ever wonder where pirate booty comes from? It comes fromthe earth! Metals like gold and silver, shining jewels and even building materials like granite and marble. We'll discover Earth's Treasures in this hands-on program and make some treasure to take home.
WIZ 811 BMU11 Burpee Staff $13
7/9 T 1:00-3:00 pm 1 Session
Burpee Escape: Ceratopsians
(Ages 9-12) Explore the world of horned dinosaurs and delve into the unique characteristics of Homer, Burpee's soon to be unveiled fossil find. Learn the newest research on Triceratops and the Ceratopsian group.
WIZ 811 BMU12 Burpee Staff $13
7/16 T 1:00-3:00 pm 1 Session
Burpee Escape: Oceans Alive
(Ages 9-12) The oceans are filled with amazing creatures. From tiny shells to huge whales and endangered sea turtles. We'll explore the ocean depths to discover the things that live there in this interactive program.
WIZ 811 BMU13 Burpee Staff $13
7/23 T 1:00-3:00 pm 1 Session