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March 28, 2015 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Boy Scouts: Mammal Study

The boys will earn their merit badge as they learn about mammals through our exhibits and collections. Requirement 3c will need to be completed prior to this session and a written report presented. Bring a blue card. Badges not provided.
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Mar

28

March 28, 2015 Add to Favorites

Burpee Explorers: Lizard Legs

Take a close look at the hips of reptiles. How are they different to dinosaur hips, and how do dinosaur hips differ to each other? Examine femora and investigate the limb joints of various animals, and dissect a real joint!

Ages 6 and up....
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Mar

28

March 28, 2015 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Webelos: Geologist

Earn the Webelos Geologist badge and have a great time exploring the GeoScience exhibit and discovering different kinds of rocks. Learn what fossils are common in Illinois and discover the Illinois State fossil. Try out the methods geologists use to identify minerals. Badges not provided.
Pre-r...
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Mar

28

March 30, 2015 Add to Favorites

Animal Adventures!

A wonderful opportunity for kids to learn about Burpee's Live Collection! Kids will meet the animals, spend time helping feed and care for them. Then, they will have a chance to explore specimens from our biology collection!

The Museum's Live Collection includes reptiles, a salamander, a vari...
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Mar

30

March 31, 2015 Add to Favorites

Adult Learning Program: Native American Beading

Burpee Museum has an amazing collection of Native American beadwork -- most of it kept safely in the collections' storage area. This is your chance to view and learn about some of these pieces, and make a beaded bracelet of your own!...
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Mar

31

March 31, 2015 Add to Favorites

AIA Free Lecture!*

The Ancient Inner Asian Ecumene: Complexity and Civilization Redefined
Lecturer: Michael Franchetti

Sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America, Rockford Society in collaboration with Burpee Museum of Natural History and The Classics Department of Rockford University
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Mar

31

April 1, 2015 Add to Favorites

Animal Adventures!

A wonderful opportunity for kids to learn about Burpee's Live Collection! Kids will meet the animals, spend time helping feed and care for them. Then, they will have a chance to explore specimens from our biology collection!

The Museum's Live Collection includes reptiles, a salamander, a vari...
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Apr

1

April 2, 2015 Add to Favorites

Animal Hour: Animals after Dark

Discover the wonderful world of animals in this hands-on, interactive workshop. Learn about Burpee Museum's Living Collection and get up close to the animals!

Great for families, and the programs fall on dates the kids will have off of school!...
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Apr

2

April 2, 2015 Add to Favorites

Animal Hour: Animals in Winter

Discover the wonderful world of animals in this hands-on, interactive workshop. Learn about Burpee Museum's Living Collection and get up close to the animals!

Great for families, and the programs fall on dates the kids will have off of school!...
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Apr

2

April 3, 2015 Add to Favorites

Animal Adventures!

A wonderful opportunity for kids to learn about Burpee's Live Collection! Kids will meet the animals, spend time helping feed and care for them. Then, they will have a chance to explore specimens from our biology collection!

The Museum's Live Collection includes reptiles, a salamander, a vari...
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Apr

3

April 4, 2015 Add to Favorites

Egg Hunt Eggstravaganza!

Burpee Museum of Natural History joins Discovery Center for this annual egg-stravaganza! Hop into your favorite museum and fill your basket with yummy treats!

Kids 9 and under can look for eggs at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. The rest of the time, children of all ages can jump into egg-cellent fun....
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Apr

4

April 9, 2015 Add to Favorites

Home School Workshop: Quaking Earth

Ages 6-9.

Two investigations provide an idea of what happens to the surface of the Earth and buildings when the Earth quakes....
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Apr

9

April 16, 2015 Add to Favorites

Home School Class: Where Should We Build?

Ages 10 and up

Experiment with factors affecting the selection of locations for buildings....
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Apr

16

April 18, 2015 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Webelos: Forester

Using the variety of trees on the museum grounds and the beautiful woodwork in our older building, the boys will earn their Forester Badge. Dress to be outside part of the time. Pins not provided.
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Apr

18

April 18, 2015 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Webelos: Naturalist

A naturalist studies living creatures and plants in the wild. Earn the Naturalist Badge using our biology exhibit, Windows to Wilderness, and the Museum grounds. Dress to be outside part of the time. Badges not provided.
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Apr

18

April 18, 2015 Add to Favorites

Burpee Explorers: Breathing the Air of Giants

How do lungs work? What are the lungs of reptiles like? How do they compare to the lungs of dinosaurs? Meet Burpee's live resident reptiles, and examine real lungs!

Ages 6 and up....
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Apr

18

April 21, 2015 Add to Favorites

AIA Free Lecture!*

An Archaeology of 'End of Empire'? Material Record and Political Change in Late-Antique Iberia
Lecturer: Damian Fernandez

Sponsored by the Archaeological Institute of America, Rockford Society in collaboration with Burpee Museum of Natural History and The Classics Department of Rockford...
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Apr

21

April 23, 2015 Add to Favorites

Home School Workshop: Volcanoes

Ages 6-9.

Explore how volcanoes erupt and discover rapid Earth changes. Make and explode a volcano!

All workshops are based on AIMS curriculum funded by the National Science Foundation....
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Apr

23

April 24, 2015 Add to Favorites

Trivia (on the Terrace)

Come out to the Museum to show off your smarts! WREX's Elliot Grandia will aim to stump you and your friends with a variety of fun questions covering topics from superheroes, natural history, pop culture, current events, movies, books, and more. With LIVE MUSIC, FREE SNACKS, a cash BAR, and great ...
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Apr

24

April 25, 2015 Add to Favorites

Jr. Girl Scout: Jeweler Badge

We'll explore jewelry from other cultures and get a close-up look at pieces from Museum's Collections . You will get to design and create jewelry of your own to take home, and something to give to a friend!...
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Apr

25

April 30, 2015 Add to Favorites

Home School Class: Geologic Materials and Landfills

Ages 10 and up.

Experiment with the three major Illinois unconsolidated earth materials, identifying their properties for landfill sites....
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Apr

30

April 30, 2015 Add to Favorites

Mahlburg Scholars Presents: The Monitoring and Protection of the Endangered Blandings Turtle

The Blanding's Turtle species is endangered in Illinois! Sit in on this informative lecture with Aaron Minson and Josh Sage to learn about a program in Boone County to monitor and protect these endangered species..before it is too late!...
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Apr

30

May 2, 2015 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Boy Scouts: Archeology

Learn about archaeology in this hands-on workshop. Participate in a simulated archaeological dig, see and handle Native American artifacts and learn about a local Native American tribe. Two requirements will need to be completed ahead of time and reports presented during the workshop. Leaders will...
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May

2

May 7, 2015 Add to Favorites

Home School Workshop: A Close Look at Air

Conduct experiments to observe the properties of air.

All workshops are based on AIMS curriculum funded my the National Science Foundation

Ages 6-9....
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May

7

May 9, 2015 Add to Favorites

Burpee Explorers: Little Giants

Who are the little giants today? Meet frogs; our hidden carnivores of wetlands. Discover how modern amphibians are essential to the health of our environment. Get up close to real frogs!

Ages 6 and up....
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May

9

May 9, 2015 Add to Favorites

Jr. Girl Scout: Animal Habitats Badge

Explore the amazing world of animal habitats of the Rock River Valley through the museum exhibits and beautiful grounds. Check out different kinds of animals, and try your hand at making an animal home. Learn how to turn your own backyard into an animal habitat!...
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May

9

May 14, 2015 Add to Favorites

Home School Class: Society and Geological Hazards

Create a simulated model to investigate geological hazards and the impact of society's use of the landscape.

Ages 10 and up...
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May

14

May 21, 2015 Add to Favorites

Home School Workshop: The Wind Blows Which Way?

Observe and measure the speed and direction of the wind.

All workshops are based on AIMS curriculum funded by the National Science Foundation.

Ages 6-9...
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May

21

May 29, 2015 Add to Favorites

Trivia (on the Terrace)

Grab some friends and head to Burpee Museum for an evening of Trivia hosted by local radio and television personalities! Topics range from superheroes, natural history and pop culture, to current events, books, movies, and more! There is something for everyone! Cash bar available, and snacks provid...
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May

29

May 30, 2015 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Boy Scouts: Bird Study

This workshop will cover identifying characteristics of birds, bird calls, and equipment. We will take a walk along the river to see how many birds we can spot and identify, and make a bird feeder to take home. There will be some homework required, to be completed ahead, to earn this badge. Bring ...
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May

30

June 6, 2015 Add to Favorites

Girl Scout Program: Brownie Home Scientist Badge

Join us for some science adventures! We will dabble with chemistry and electricity, explore geology, and check out crystals. We may even erupt a volcano!...
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Jun

6

June 6, 2015 Add to Favorites

Girl Scout Program (Brownie): Bugs Badge

Explore the Burpee grounds to find some amazing bugs! We will check out different kinds of bugs, and discover which ones are helpful to us and which ones are not....
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Jun

6

August 1, 2015 Add to Favorites

Scout Program for Boy Scouts: Insect Study

Explore the world of insects. Come dressed to be outside as we learn about insects and search the Museum grounds to see what lives there. Some homework is required, worksheets will be provided upon registration. Bring a sack lunch and a blue card. Badges not provided.
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Aug

1

August 15, 2015 Add to Favorites

The Local

Burpee's Summer Festival is back! The Local highlights the great things that Rockford has to offer. Come to Burpee Museum to enjoy live music, and take part in a foodie competition where local restaurants pair up with local breweries and wineries to create delicious samples for all to try!...
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Aug

15

September 25, 2015 Add to Favorites

Trivia (on the Terrace)

Come out to the Museum to show off your smarts! 95.3's Jeff Andrews will aim to stump you and your friends with a variety of fun questions covering topics from superheroes, natural history, pop culture, current events, movies, books, and more. With LIVE MUSIC, FREE SNACKS, a cash BAR, and great PR...
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Sep

25