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Into the Wild

Kids Learning About Nature!

The Into the Wild series is designed to bring natural science explorations to life for kindergarten  and  preschool students.  

Join us as we go into the wild to explore the natural world. We’ll read stories, sing songs, spend time in the museums exhibits, and make our own models. Each session will include time with a live animal or real specimens from the museum’s collections.

Ages: 3-6

Date: Tuesdays & Wednesday

Time:  10:00AM-11:15AM

Cost: $12 General Public ($10 members)


GET THE WHOLE SEASON & SAVE: $90 General Public ($75 members)



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

NOTE: Advance registration is required. Registration closes 5:00 pm one week before day of 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.

Into TheWild: Registrations

Into The Wild Schedule

Summary of Summer 2018


June 5th & 6th-   What’s in my Soup? – Growing Vegetables

June 19th & 20th- What’s all the Buzz About? –  Insects

July 10th & 11th – My What Big Teeth You Have! – Crocs & Gators

July 17th & 18th  – Awesome Amphibians

July 31st & Aug 1st-  Who’s that in the water? – Fish & Crustaceans

Aug 7th & 8th –   Sea Shells and Snails, Oh My!

Aug 14th & 15th – Who lives on the Forest Floor? – Cockroaches, Pill bugs, and more

Aug 21st & 22nd –  Why so many legs? – Arachnids

At a glance Summer Camps Single AM 1