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Burpee Museum’s MILLION year old fossils “come alive” at the celebration of all organisms preserved from the distant past! Arrive anytime during our event, and explore the museum’s extra displays and activities!  Come face to face with special ancient organisms, dinosaurs, local fossils, new finds from the 2019 field season, and even Jane’s skull!

Programs Include:

– Learn about fossil preparation techniques

– Touch fossilized leaves, compare fossil evidence

– Bring your OWN fossil for expert identification

– Compare our recently found allosaurus jaw to Jane’s Jaw

– WIN PRIZES: Finish all your stations and dig for a prize at our fossil digging station…you could get a real Cretaceous oyster!

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Fossil Day Admission:  

Your admission includes special activities, speakers, fossil ID’s and even a chance to see Jane’s REAL skull next to our new allosaurus find from Utah this field season!

$10.00 Adults (General Public)

$8.00 Children (General Public)


(General Public) Family Pass: $35 


Special Second Saturday Science: Oct 12

Explorers Class!

Topic: Vision

How do your eyes work? Are they different than other animals? Explore the sense of sight with real animals, dissection, and more.  October 12th from 1pm-2:30pm.  Recommended for ages 6 and Up. 

Parent participation encouraged but not required. Members: $18 | General Public $20 Fee includes child & adult 


Monday: School’s Out Science Class!

Monday October 14th 2019: Fossil & Rock Youth Class

School’s Out…Burpee is in!  Come join our team for a day all about fossils and rocks.  Examine dinosaur bones and work on your rock collection with Burpee experts!  Register online or call: 815.965.3433 ZooBabies (6 & Under) &  Explorers Options (6 & UP)

1/2 Day Class: Members $10 Public $16 |  Full Day Class: $20/$32