Celebrate Burpee’s 75th Anniversary

The new Rediscover Burpee exhibit celebrates the 75 year history of Burpee Museum and is an opportunity for the community to rediscover the treasure trove of artifacts, specimens, and memorabilia in the museum collection alongside newly developed exhibits.

Visitors will go back in time to see what makes Burpee Museum a local treasure and unique among the country’s best natural history museums. Visit rediscoverburpee.com for more information


Edward Curtis on Display – Extended! 

Visit now through January 15th 

Burpee Museum is very excited to announce that these amazing Native American photos will now be on display through January 15th! There are over 25 outstanding photos by the famous photographer Edward Curtis. 

This selection of photographs presents an overview of Curtis’s monumental collection, The North American Indian, with a popular mix of famous images like “Geronimo” and “Cañon de Chelly – Navaho” and just as iconic but less well-known images like “Bear Bull – Blackfoot” and “Wichita Grass-House.”

Mingled Visions: Images from The North American Indian Collection by Edward S. Curtis. Organized bu Dubuque Museum of Art, Dubuque, Iowa. 


We have a diverse collection of exhibits covering the spectrum of natural history; including “Jane” the juvenile Tyranosaurus Rex.

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A Place of Wonder

A face filled with wonder is a common sight at the Burpee Museum of Natural History.  Our many unique exhibits have been known to intrigue both the young and old onlookers.


It is the goal of Burpee Museum of Natural History for you to have an effortless event. The perfect setting at Burpee Museum can make all the difference in the feel and success of your event.

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It is the mission of Burpee Museum of Natural History to inspire all people to engage in a lifetime of discovery and learning about the natural world, through preservation and interpretation.

Upcoming Events

  1. 75th Anniversary Exhibit – Rediscover Burpee

    November 11, 2016 @ 10:00 am - April 30, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
  2. PaleoFest 2017

    March 4 @ 9:00 am - March 5 @ 5:00 pm