Paleofest '24

The premier paleontology event that brings the general public together to mingle and listen to talks by world-renowned paleontologists from across the globe!

Till Death Do Us Part

Valentine’s Day in a Natural History Museum? Check out how the animal kingdom does LOVE!


Unleash Your Inner Paleontologist!

Be a part of Burpee Museum’s Dinosaur Quarry Dig Expedition this May & June 2024! 


Welcome School Groups!

In-Person & Virtual Trips Now @ Burpee!

Standing in the shadow of a real dinosaur, or staring into the eyes of a living turtle makes the trip into our museum something children remember for years to come! Plan your upcoming visit to Burpee with a large variety of new options.

Promotions & Events

Current Exhibits


Diary of a Dinosaur


Ice Age in Illinois

Carboniferous Era

Coal Forest


The Earth Below Your Feet

Sprouts Learning Lab

A Child-Friendly Exhibit of Exploration


Homer's Odyssey

Scientists at Work!

Talk to scientists at the open window at the viewing lab

Donate To Burpee Natural History Museum

During this unprecedented time of COVID-19 limited attendance, limited classes, and loss of income, Burpee has a great need for your support.
Today we need your help more than ever to keep the doors open for our community. Your gift’s impact can change our future.