Playing is Learning
ZooBabies is a series of indoor and outdoor classes at Burpee for our budding scientists! The classes are designed to begin animal explorations with preschool students.
Zoology is the study of animals. This program focuses on touch, real animals, and exposure that builds new neurons to grows the preschool mind!
Classes are Tuesday and Wednesday from 11am-12pm.
For Registration Call: 815-965-3433 or register online
Perfect the young child
We welcome children ages 6 and under. All 2-year-old and younger children must be accompanied by an adult. Adults are not required to attend classes for 3- to 6-year olds but are welcome, and encouraged, to observe and participate in the class.
Save with a season pass!
Our fall season runs September 18-December 19th: 22 classes (includes repeated curriculum on Tuesday & Wednesday–11 unique lessons)
Per Class Cost: $12 General Public ($10 Burpee Museum Members)
Season Pass: $85 General Public ($60 Burpee Museum Members)
Cancellation Policy: Refunds (less 20%) are available for classes when cancelled at least 10 days in advance.
2018-19 Fall/Winter Season:
September 18 & 19, October 2 & 3, October 16 & 17, October 30 & 31, November 6 & 7, November 13 & 14, November 20 & 21, November 27 & 28, December 4 & 5, December 11 & 12, December 18 & 19
Have you ever touched a butterfly? The fall is a great time for Butterflies. Where do butterflies come from? What do they look like and how do they fly? Let’s touch a butterfly, feed a butterfly and let them fly around us! ZooBabies classes are on Tuesday & Wednesday Time: 11am-12:00pm (registration begins 10 min […]
Did you see the dragon at Burpee? We have several Bearded Dragons that are going to show us what lizards can do. Be surprised how they waddle about the floor, and their squishy tongue when they eat! These guys may not be cuddly but they sure like some attention! Come and see the dragons! ZooBabies […]
What do Burpee’s aquatic turtles eat? Aquatic turtles come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. The even eat different foods! Are swimming turtles fast in the water? Let’s watch! What about on land? Let’s try it? I wonder what they feel like…lets touch their shells. Participants will observe the different ways turtles move, touch […]
Where would YOU look for a bat? What do they look like up close? We have some preserved examples, and great pictures to examine. What would a bat eat? Can we pretend to be bats? What would a bat do during the day? The night? ZooBabies classes are on Tuesday & Wednesday Time: 11am-12:00pm (registration […]
Meet Some Furry Friends. Have you ever touched a deer’s fur? In the winter the deer can stay warm because of its soft fur. How big is an antler? What would you look like with antlers? Lets explore this amazing and shy animal together. ZooBabies classes are on Tuesday & Wednesday Time: 11am-12:00pm (registration begins […]
Typical Class Structure:
- Greeting and Introduction Game
- Meet our Featured Animal
- Animal Explorations
- Story Time
- Craft Time
- Goodbye Routine