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Celebrate Science!

Its a dance party among the dinosaurs at Burpee! 

Let’s get together and celebrate the potential and successes of women in science, technology and engineering careers in our 2nd annual DWTD celebration.  Enjoy an evening of dancing, science activities & science glamour!  You will find light desserts & drinks, door pries, dancing and full access to Burpee Museum!  Learn about amazing women scientists and dress-up as your favorite scientists for a Science Photo Booth photoshoot!

When

Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 6:00-8:30pm

Where

Burpee Museum of Natural History

Who

Preschool-Middle School Youth & their date

(chaperoning Dates must be 18 or older.  No under 18 drop offs)

Cost

Member Youth & Date – $35

(additional children $10 each)

General Public Youth & Date – $45

(additional children $20 each)

Everyone is Welcome!

We are celebrating the potential and successes of women in sciences, but all genders are welcome to attend.

Oder Tickets Online:

*Tickets can be purchased in advance at Burpee’s Visitor Services and by phone 815-965-3433.

Register Online Here

Participant Information:

Why Dancing with Dinos for Girls?

Even in 2018, Studies show:

Young Girls Are Less Apt To Think That Women Are Smart

Girls in the first few years of elementary school are less likely than boys to say that their own gender is “really, really smart,” and less likely to opt into a game described as being for super-smart kids, research finds.

(Full Article: HERE)

Women remain underrepresented in the science and engineering workforce, although to a lesser degree than in the past, with the greatest disparities occurring in engineering, computer science, and the physical sciences (NSF, Science & Engineering Indicators, 2016).

Additional studies show that by helping young women visualize themselves in science careers (ex: through storybooks, dress up and role play, and even in our photo booths), girls begin to believe that they “CAN do this!”

Dancing With The Dinos shows girls scientists of success and helps girls celebrate and envision themselves as successful in different types of STEM careers. 

Interested in supporting our efforts?  Contact Anne Weerda (anne.weerda@burpee.org) 

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Parents bond with their children by celebrating science and learning together in a positive atmosphere.

Daddy Daughter Dancing

Parents bond with their children by celebrating science and learning together in a positive atmosphere.
Experience special items from Burpee's permanent Collections, and access to our NEW children's room during the event.

Learning as a Celebration

Experience special items from Burpee’s permanent Collections, and access to our NEW children’s room during the event.
Young scientists of all backgrounds dance with glee as they celebrate their potential in science and the accomplishments of women in science.

Dancing Among the Dinos

Young scientists of all backgrounds dance with glee as they celebrate their potential in science and the accomplishments of women in science.
Dress up as your favorite scientist and take home a photo!

Science Photobooth

Dress up as your favorite scientist and take home a photo!
From music to science, and from dinos to mammals:  we experienced all kinds of science fun together!

Happy Dancers

From music to science, and from dinos to mammals: we experienced all kinds of science fun together!
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