Critter Club

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Its your chance to help with animal care.  Learn the needs of a species, how to handle it and become its keeper for the afternoon.  Participants will pair up with a Burpee animal care specialist to learn first-hand what happens behind the scenes when taking care of Burpee animals and the special guests for our summer exhibit!

  • Care for live animals
  • Prepare animal meals
  • Learn temperature & humidity needs for your animal
  • Learn how to maintain the animal’s habitat


Ages: 6 & Up

Expanding from 1 day per week to 5 days!  

When: Monday – Friday

Time: 1pm-2:30 

Cost: $12(members) $15(general public)


Register online (below) or call 815-965-3433

NOTE: Advance registration is required. Registration closes 5:00 pm ONE WEEK before day of participation.

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.

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