Animal Hour

Discover the wonderful world of animals in this series of hands-on, interactive programs for families.  We’ll spend time in the Museum’s exhibits and/or outside, see specimens from the Museum’s Collections and explore the secrets of the amazing animal kingdom.  Fun for the entire family. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Recommended Ages: All

Ages: Family Event, $10.00/Adults, $9.00/Children

GREAT DEAL:  Class price includes museum admission for the day.

Members- Free

Pre-registration is recommended to secure your place.  

Times: 10:30-11:30am & 1-2pm

June 21st Slinky Snakes- Meet the museums live snakes and specimens from our Collections.  Touch a snake’s skin and discover how they move. Explore the difference between snakes and lizards.

June 24thAnimals After Dark– Step into the night to discover the animals that come out after we go to sleep.  See the huge Flying Fox from the Museum’s Collections and touch an owl’s wing.

July 12th What Lives in the Ocean- Is it a fish?  There’s more to life in the oceans that just fish.  Come and see who else lives there.

July 19thLizards vs Salamanders- Meet some incredible lizards and salamanders.  Discover their unique adaptations and find out how they are similar and different.

Aug. 2ndAmazing Arthropods- Some people call them creepy crawlies, but arthropods have been around since before the dinosaurs.  We’ll see some live arthropods, discover their amazing adaptations, and maybe explore Burpee’s backyard to see if we can find any!



Register online (below) to reserve your spot or call 815-965-3433

NOTE: Advance registration is recommended.

Cancellation Policy:  Refunds (less 10%) are available for classes with at least 24 hours of advance notice. Refunds will be issued by check. Burpee museum reserves the right to cancel events.  In the event that a class needs to be cancelled, a full refund will be issued. This includes any online service charges

Slinky Snakes

Animals After Dark

What Lives in the Ocean

Lizards vs Salamanders

Amazing Arthropods