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.  

ZooBabies Schedules

PRO TIP: Save with a season pass! 

Per Class Cost: $12 General Public ($10 Burpee Museum Members)

Season Pass: $85 General Public ($65 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