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Would you survive?

Spears, Arrows, and a keen eye! Early humans needed to be amazingly skilled just to survive. Hunting at different times in the human race has always been about survival from the meat to the skin to the bones…everything has an important role! Grab an authentic Native American Tomahawk, pull a bow and shoot and arrow…and even try your hand at the amazing atlatl: an important spear throwing method of prehistoric hunters! When living off the land, your skills would make the difference between your healthy brain and body development, and your hunger or illness. What clothes would you wear? What ancient remedies could you have used? How would you stay warm in the winter?

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Date: Saturday, November 9, 2019
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Cost: General Public: $10 Adults/ $8 Children
Burpee Museum Members: FREE


Let’s find out…would you survive? Play games to test your survival skills, watch a flintknapper make spear points, bring in your own artifacts and have them identified by an expert. This awesome day of anthropology will bring you closer to your ancestors of the past.


Art of Hunting Youth Class

Monday, November 11th, 2019


YOU are the key to your survival! Join us for some special learning at the museum. School’s out on Monday November 11th, but Burpee is OPEN for an exploration of early humans and scientific fun! Create your own animal myth art, and put your hunting and tracking skills to the test with traditional Native American games. Do you have what it takes to survive? Full day and half day options are available.


Second Science Saturday:

Explore Sound

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

Listen closely, can you hear the frogs? Lets dig into the many different ways animals can hear. Snakes might not hear your talk…but they are sensing vibrations through their jaws. Learn More Here

Explorers is a series of classes  designed to spark curiosity and inquiry learning.  Learners dig deeper into a theme throughout the series.  Programming is designed for scientists from age 6 and Up

Classes are Saturdays at 1pm.

For Registration Call: 815-965-3433 or register online