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April 19, 2014 Add to Favorites

Eggstravaganza

Burpee joins Discovery Center for another year of Eggstravaganza activities! Bring your family out to the museum for an Egg hunt and spring time activities! With 10,000 eggs to find, live animals for petting, fossilized eggs to see and touch, and photo opportunities for families this is a hopping go...
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Apr

19

April 24, 2014 Add to Favorites

Home School Workshop: Soils and Sands

Students will observe and work with samples to discover the properties of soil and sand. Burpee Workshops are for ages 6-9. Pre-registration required....
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Apr

24

April 26, 2014 Add to Favorites

Family Fossil Field Trip- Irene Quarry

Family Fossil Field Trips are back! Come out to the Irene Quarry and find your own fossils! Family Fossil Field Trips are a great way to see the history that has happened in our own back yards. Pre-registration required. Call 815.965.3433 to register today!...
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Apr

26

April 27, 2014 Add to Favorites

Megalodon Beach Bash

Come help us celebrate the last weekend that Megalodon: Largest Shark that Ever Lived will be at Burpee Museum. More information on this FREE event coming soon!...
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Apr

27

April 27, 2014 Add to Favorites

Mahlburg Scholars Lecture Series

Dr. Marshall, Assistant Professor of Biology and Department Chair of the Chemical and Biological Sciences Department of Rockford University, will present why the frustrating battle you have in controlling invasive species is possibly out of your hands....
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Apr

27

May 1, 2014 Add to Favorites

Home School Class: Fossils I

Meet the Paleozoic Era. Examine "Monsters of the Midwest" and other fossil specimens from the permanent collection. Burpee Classes are for ages 10 and up. Pre-registration is required....
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May

1

May 3, 2014 Add to Favorites

Scout Program: Boy Scouts Bird Study

This workshop will cover identifying characteristics of birds, bird calls, and equipment. We'll take a walk along the river to see how many birds we can spot and identify, and make a bird feeder to take home. There will be some homework required, to be completed ahead, to earn this badge. Bring a sa...
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May

3

May 3, 2014 Add to Favorites

Trivia (on the Terrace)

Come out to the Museum to show off your smarts! With trivia questions covering topics from superheroes, natural history, pop culture, current events, movies, books, and more, there's certainly something for everyone! This year, Burpee is trying something new by having our Trivia Nights hosted by loc...
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May

3

May 8, 2014 Add to Favorites

Home School Workshop: Inside the Earth

Students will build a model to discover the earths structure and identify material from the earth. Burpee Workshops are for ages 6-9. Pre-registration is required....
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May

8

May 15, 2014 Add to Favorites

Home School Class: Fossils II

Travel through the Mesozoic and Cenozoic. Examine Burpee's discoveries from field work in Utah and Montana, and visit the Fossil Prep Lab. Burpee Classes are for ages 10 and up. Pre-registration is required....
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May

15

May 18, 2014 Add to Favorites

Mahlburg Scholars Presents: Daniel Nelson, Chocolatier

Daniel brings us up to date on chocolate's wonderful characteristics and where this nearly mystical substance came from (as far as is known, anyway).

Master Chocolatier Daniel Nelson is a certified graduate of the prestigious Ecole Chocolat Professional School of Chocolate Arts in Vancouver,...
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May

18

May 22, 2014 Add to Favorites

Home School Workshop: Quakes and Volcanoes

Students will discover effects of quakes and how volcanoes erupt, through investigations and activities. Burpee Workshops are for ages 6-9. Pre-registration is required....
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May

22

June 20, 2014 Add to Favorites

Trivia (on the Terrace)

Come out to the Museum to show off your smarts! With trivia questions covering topics from superheroes, natural history, pop culture, current events, movies, books, and more, there's certainly something for everyone! This year, Burpee is trying something new by having our Trivia Nights hosted by loc...
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Jun

20

June 28, 2014 Add to Favorites

Family Fossil Field Trip- East State Quarry

Family Fossil Field Trips are back! Come out to the East State Quarry and find your own fossils! Family Fossil Field Trips are a great way to see the history that has happened in our own back yards. Pre-registration required. Call 815.965.3433 to register today!...
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Jun

28

August 8, 2014 Add to Favorites

Trivia (on the Terrace)

Come out to the Museum to show off your smarts! With trivia questions covering topics from superheroes, natural history, pop culture, current events, movies, books, and more, there's certainly something for everyone! This year, Burpee is trying something new by having our Trivia Nights hosted by loc...
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Aug

8

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