Virtual Field Trips

Virtual Field Trips

An exciting new opportunity for students and educators worldwide!

Are you in California (or Florida, or Toronto...) but want your students to "visit" Burpee Museum? Distance is no problem! If you're too far from the Museum for an actual field trip, you can schedule a live virtual field trip for your class via video conferencing. One of our expert staff will interact with your students as they view items from our collections and see exhibits within the Museum.

Suitable for all ages, including high school, college, and adult groups. We'll work with you to fit your schedule and educational goals.

What Teachers Have to Say:

"We learned a lot about dinosaurs and fossils in a really enjoyable way. This was one of the memorable highlights of my teaching!"   -- Pat, Springfield, Illinois

"Wow!!!!!! Today was just incredible.  I am in awe of what my students were able to experience today because of you and your staff.  The virtual museum trip was flawless.  I have never seen my students sit for that long and be so engaged."   -- Kate, Avon, Connecticut 

Specific Themes:

Dinosaurs: "Jane" & "Homer"
An up close look at Burpee's rare specimens of juvenile Tyrannosaurus rex or sub-adult Triceratops

Fossils and Dinosaurs
Encompasses information on geologic time, fossilization, paleontology, and T. rex

The First People: Native Americans in North America
Focuses on three culture groups: Woodland, Plains, and Southwest

Other topics may be available.  Please inquire.

Fees: $200.00 per class for a session of up to one hour.

Sets of dinosaur teeth and/or claws for use in the classroom are also available: $20.00 each including S+H, $35.00 for both.

Need to Know:

  • Reservations must be made a minimum of 3 weeks in advance.
  • Video conferencing equipment and free software account are required.
  • A trial run to test the connection is required 1 week in advance.
  • A connection must be established 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. 
  • The classroom teacher acts as facilitator on the school’s end, including preparing the students, assisting with questions and answers, and initiating and ending the session.

Contact Sheila Rawlings for more information on Virtual Field Trips!