Dino Day Exploration Camps

Burpee offers 3 VERY SPECIAL one-day camps to dig into some special paleontology topics!  Unlike anything else in our region, participants get HANDS ON with real dinosaur specimens from our Paleontology Lab.

Ages: 6 & Up

Cost: $40 ($35 members)


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

NOTE: Advance registration is required. Registration closes 5:00 pm on FRIDAY the week before class.

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.

Session #1

What’s For Dinner?

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Friday June 15; 10am-3pm

We will examine teeth to learn about many different types of dinosaurs.  Participants will get in our PaleoLab and learn what teeth tell us about what the dino ate.  What can YOU learn about a dinosaur from it’s tooth?

Session #2

Dino Time Machine

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Friday July 13; 10am-3pm

Let’s take a journey through the Jurassic and Cretaceous.  We will use real bones from real digs to guide our learning…and experience excitement of discovery hands on in our PaleoLab!

Session #3

Feathered Dinos

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Friday, August 10; 10am-3pm

Are birds really living dinosaurs?  We’ll compare modern birds with the Museum’s collections to form our own conclusions. Pick up some evidence here at the museum and make your own discoveries.  We will guide you through the type of science done in our own PaleoLab at Burpee.