Archaeology Merit Badge

Burpee is offering Virtual Merit Badges.

In this class, scouts will earn their Archeology Merit Badge. Scouts will learn about archaeology from our registered Archaeology Merit Badge Counselors in this hands-on workshop. Online classes use virtual reality to explore the museum’s exhibits and Collections, participate in a simulated archaeological dig, see and handle Native American artifacts, and learn about a local Native American tribe.

Some requirements will need to be completed ahead of time. These requirements will be sent out before the class date.

Pre-registration & prepayment are required to attend.

To Register:

Call 815-965-3433 to register, or register online


Scout Participant $15

Scout Leaders Attend FREE

Virtual Class Dates:

July 30th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Please Note:

Burpee does not provide patches/badges. Online check-in starts 5 min before the program starts time.  Please plan to log in early so we can start on time.

Cancellation/refund policy:

If cancellation is received ten clear days ahead of the date, a refund of less than 20% will be issued. Please be aware that we sometimes have to cancel a program because it did not reach the minimum registration requirement – Don’t wait until the last minute to sign up, or your program may already be canceled! Burpee Museum reserves the right to limit registrations and cancel any program for any reason. Every effort will be made to contact participants.

All programs are presented online and at Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103