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 11:00am-12:00pm and Wednesday 9:30am-10:30am
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.
PRO TIP: Save with a season pass!
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.
Typical Class Structure:
- Greeting and Introduction Game
- Meet our Featured Animal
- Animal Explorations
- Story Time
- Craft Time
- Goodbye Routine
Come meet some giant carnivores! From chomping t-rex to the tearing teeth of a long necked sauropod eating leaves, touch the giant teeth of big dinosaurs. We have grinding teeth and baby teeth and even loose teeth! Did you know all dino teeth are not sharp? Are your teeth sharp? Lets learn all about […]
February 12 &13 Momma Dino: Mother Dinos and Babies let’s build Nests! February 12 11:00am-12:00pm February 13 9:30am-10:30am Did you know Dinosaurs made nest too? Just like birds, dinosaurs probably sat on their eggs and took care of them. Lets take a look at different mommy dinosaurs and make our own nest! Purchase Here […]
Swing Your Tail: Dinosaurs with big tails February 26 11:00am 12:00pm February 27 9:30am-10:30am Dino tails from stegosaurus to ankylosaur…. let’s swing our tails! We will decorate our own tails and march like dinos to learn about how tails are used for dinosaurs AND modern animals! Purchase Here ZooBabies classes: Tuesday & Wednesday Tuesday 11:00-12:00 […]
Scratch: Animal Claws March 12 11:00am-12:00pm March 13 9:30am-10:30am These claws and paws are made for digging, scratching, building and more! The animal kingdom is full of claws and we are going to investigate. How do polar bears claws look and how are they different than the claws of a bearded dragon or the feet […]
Peekaboo! Animal in Hiding! April 2 11:00am-12:00pm April 3 9:30am-10:30am Animals Love to hide! Do you? How do you hide… and how might a sneaky little squirrel or bird hide from you? Lets learn about how animals can hide, blend in, and sneak around… and lets try it too! Purchase Here ZooBabies classes: Tuesday & […]
Babies April 16 11:00am-12:00pm April 17 9:30am-10:30am It’s time for baby chicks, bunnies, baby ducks and the adorable babies of spring. Lets meet some of these fuzzy friends, get in some cuddles and learn about why babies come in the spring! Purchase Here ZooBabies classes: Tuesday & Wednesday Tuesday 11:00-12:00 & Wednesday 9:30-10:30 Typical […]
What do you see? Let’s learn about animal eyes! April 30 11:00am-12:00pm May 1 9:30am-10:30am Can you see in the dark? Some animals can. Owls can see really well at night, but the daylight is so bright to them!! What about underwater? Turtles have special adaptations to move above and below […]
Lick! What do Animals use their tongues for? May 14 11:00am-12:00pm May 15 9:30am-10:30am Have you even been licked by a dog or a cat? Or even a cow? Tongues feel strange! Some are rough, some are smooth. Let’s look at our tongue and many more! We will have fun licking, tasting and smelling […]