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Advanced Reservations Recommended

General Public COVID-19 Hours

Friday: 10am-1pm (AM Session) & 2pm-5pm (PM Session)

Saturday: 10am-1pm (AM Session) & 2pm-5pm (PM Session)

Sunday: 10am-1pm (AM Session) & 2pm-5pm (PM Session)

Member’s Perk: Private Group Sessions Monday-Thursday

In consideration of those wishing for a more private time in the museum, Burpee will allow members to pre-register for private time slots for their group between 10am and 5pm on Monday through Thursday until further notice.  Tickets must be pre-reserved online, or over the phone.  This private audience with our exhibits is at no charge to individuals covered by any type of membership as a special courtesy for our valued members. Individuals in your group not covered by your membership can be paid for upon entry. Burpee is only accepting credit/debit cards. No cash accepted at this time. We apologize for this inconvenience. Your party may be no larger than 50 people.

Walk-ins on Monday through Thursday cannot be admitted; you must pre-register for this experience.  During your time at the museum, the front doors will remain locked and only your party of members may experience the museum at that time.  

For more information, email us: or call 815-965-3433

Burpee Summer Learning:

Burpee Without Walls!

How does Burpee Without Walls Camp work?

  1. In the mail, you get a Burpee Camp Science Box! Filled with Science Experiment Kit(s) for at home and outside activities, a camp t-shirt, water bottle,and more you will be digging into Burpee activities all week. (Burpee Camp Science Box NOT available for One Day Adventures)
  2. Online, join us for how-to videos assisting you through the at home experiments and activities, read-alouds, and interviews with scientists.
  3. Through our online portal, enter the museum in a 360 degree Virtual Reality experience.  Walk through the halls as if it were a video game, clicking on hot spots, and enjoying different spaces with different special activities for each day.
  4. Connect with kids that share your passions and interests online via our Zoom chat portal for a 45 min sharing and discussion time each day.  Then break into small group chats in a secure, safe way.  Participants will share their experiment results, learn from our educators, and enjoy the best distance science fun!

Burpee Without Wals Learn with us! Check out a sample of our virtual content

Virtual Field Trips!

Learn with Burpee Museum! Check out amazing, and different ways to learn with Burpee. Burpee is offering field trips that are aligned to NGSS science expectations and opens the door to great non-fictional reading opportunities to improve literacy, critical thinking and evidence based reading.  Covering subjects like; biology, paleontology, anthropology, geology, ecology, and environmental sciences.  Download Handout Here

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