Programs

Animal Adventures

A wonderful opportunity for kids to learn about Burpee's Live Collection! Kids will meet the animals, spend time helping feed and care for them. Then, they will have a chance to explore specimens from our biology collection!
Participants must be at least 9 years old.
Limited to 6 participants/session.
Pre-registration required: $15 Member/$20 General Public 
More info: Call 815.965.3433 or email Lisa Johnson 
Programs:
April 3 1-2:30pm 


Animal Hour

Discover the wonderful world of animals in this hands-on, interactive workshop.  Learn about Burpee Museum's Living Collection and get up close to the animals!  Great for families, and the programs fall on dates the kids will have off of school! 

Only $2/person with admission 

Programs include:
April 2 11am & 1pm: Animals after Dark
June 2 11am-12pm & 1-2pm: Topics TBD
June 16 11am-12pm & 1-2pm: Topics TBD
June 30 11am-12pm: Topic TBD
July 11 11am-12pm: Topic TBD
July 28 11am-12pm: Topic TBD

Burpee Explorers

Hands-on workshops for children and adults working together to explore science! Pre-registration and pre-payment are required. Cost is $18 per member child / $20 per general child. Registration fees cover one child and one adult. 

Maximum of two children per adult. 

Programs are on Saturdays from 1-2:30pm:

April 18: Breathing the Air of Giants

May 9: Little Giants

Trivia (on the Terrace)

Grab some friends and head to Burpee Museum for an evening of Trivia hosted by local radio and television personalities! Topics range from superheroes, natural history and pop culture, to current events, books, movies, and more!  There is something for everyone! Cash bar available, and snacks provided.

Fee is $15 Members/ $20 General Public

Trivia Nights are on Fridays from 7-10pm:

April 24 

May 29 

September 25