Want to enhance your classroom experience or community event with science?

Burpee Museum has a variety of outreach programs that revolve around biology, paleontology, and geology! From live reptiles to fossils and insect specimens, we have fun activities and learning experiences for all ages!

Outreaches can be as simple as a guest speaker in your classroom who brings specimens for the class to see, as well as a discussion of a particular topic or more involved with multiple live animals rotating through several classrooms.  While we do perform large auditorium multi-class or even multi-grade presentations, we find that rotating through classrooms in a smaller setting allows the students more hands-on interaction and time to engage in experiments, discussions, and activities.

Make it a Recurring Visit.

Enhance the science curriculum at your school through a mult-visit package.  We will coordinate your curriculum, standards, and learning objectives while bringing exciting, engaging, and hands-on materials!

Hosting a STEM Night?

We love to make your family event even better with special Burpee activities such as live animal meet, learn, and interacts, as well as dino dig pits and more.

For more information or to set up an outreach event with us, contact Nicole Hayes (nicole.hayes@burpee.org).

Tegu at School
Live Reptiles

Learn about Burpee’s live reptiles, their adaptations, and their relationship to humans!

Fossils & Dinosaurs

Learn about the history of Earth’s geological time, and view fascinating fossils and geology specimens!


Learn all about birds, both native and non-native, and see some amazing specimens from our vast collection!


Learn about local animals, where and how they live. Observe tracks, teeth, and skulls of herbivores and carnivores, and touch skin and furs!


Interact with all types of insects, including live insects such as the hissing cockroach. Learn about crustaceans and fossilized insects!