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July 31, 2014 Add to Favorites

Burpee Adventurers- Rocks and Minerals

What is the difference between a mineral and a rock? we use them in our everyday lives for many things! We'll examine specimens from Burpee's collection, and you will be able to start a collection of your own!*

*Ages 6-8...
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Jul

31

August 2, 2014 Add to Favorites

Boy Scout Insect Study

Let's explore the world of insects! Come dressed to be outside as we learn about insects and search the Museum grounds to see who lives there. Some homework is required, worksheets are provided upon registration. Bring a sack lunch and we'll provide a place to eat. One adult required for every 5 sco...
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Aug

2

August 5, 2014 Add to Favorites

Escape to Burpee- Dinomania

Just what is a dinosaur? Discover the answer, look at different kinds of dinosaurs and visit the Burpee laboratory where scientists and preparators work on the dinosaur bones. We'll finish up with a cool dinosaur craft to take home!*

*Ages 9-12...
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Aug

5

August 6, 2014 Add to Favorites

Critter Club

Here’s a wonderful opportunity to meet and learn about the Museum’s live animals as you spend the afternoon feeding and caring for them. The animals include an assortment of reptiles, a tarantula, a salamander, hissing cockroaches, and fish.*

*Ages 9 and up...
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Aug

6

August 6, 2014 Add to Favorites

Books and Beasties- Raccoons

Join us as we learn about some really cool "beasties" from Burpee's collection. We'll read stories, learn rhymes, play games, and make a fun take home project. All sessions include a full-sized mounted specimen of the featured animal -- and sometimes a live version too!*

August 6th join us...
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6

August 7, 2014 Add to Favorites

Camp for Grown Up Kids- Haiku for You

Time to be mindful and live in the moment; enjoying the nature that abounds along the Rock River. We will examine native plants and learn techniques for capturing the moment with haiku. You will experiment with haiku, water colors, and create a Japanese bound book.*

*All supplies provided...
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Aug

7

August 7, 2014 Add to Favorites

Burpee Adventurers- Digging Dinos

Lean about lots of different kinds of dinosaurs, and how and when they lived. This hands-on, interactive class will include a visit to the Paleo prep lab and a dinosaur craft to take home.*

*Ages 6-8...
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Aug

7

August 14, 2014 Add to Favorites

Mahlburg Scholars Presents Gary Soper

"Starry Night: Turn Out the Light" Celebrate Starry Sky Week at this Mahlburg Scholars Lecture.
Partake of an evening of astronomy, learning interesting facts about the stars above. Learn also some hints for star gazing and facts about light pollution, hwy limit our night lighting as ways to re...
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Aug

14

August 16, 2014 Add to Favorites

The Local: Burpee Summer Festival

Come to Burpee Museum for a celebration of all things Rockford! Enjoy an evening filled with pairings from local breweries or wineries and restaurants with the chance to vote on your favorite pairing! This year we will be featuring Carlyle Brewing Co., Pig Minds Brewing Co., Rockford Brewing Company...
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Aug

16

August 21, 2014 Add to Favorites

Camp for Grown Up Kids- Wearable Book

Throughout history, the book has been both art as well as a means of presenting information. After observing minerals and shells (which have been used in bookmaking in the past), you will make a tiny book which will be placed on a pendant to wear. Thin sheets of mica will be available for your pie...
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Aug

21

September 9, 2014 Add to Favorites

Mahlburg Scholars Presents Joel Greenberg

Author of "A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction"

The first major work on the bird in over fifty years, and co-producer with director David Mrazek of the documentary From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction
The passenger p...
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Sep

9

October 12 - 18, 2014 Add to Favorites

Earth Science Week

Stay tuned for more details!...
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Oct

12

October 24, 2014 Add to Favorites

Night Sounds

Halloween fun for the whole family! Come to the museum for a trick-or-treating event like no other. Visit all 4 floors in the museum for different activities and stations and see for yourself items from the museum's collections!...
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Oct

24

December 31, 2014 Add to Favorites

New Year Around the World

Join us for this annual family celebration to welcome the arrival of the New Year! On each hour participants can welcome the New Year as it occurs around the globe. Families can make a variety of traditional new Year crafts from around the world and see displays of items from other countries, includ...
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Dec

31