Summer Camps 2024

Join us for a fun week of all things science!

Calling all aspiring scientists! Burpee Museum has two fun-filled weeks this summer featuring themes of Earth science and biology. Join us to learn more about fossils, geology, and minerals during the Earth Explorers camp and zoology, animal behavior, and habitats during the Biology Camp.


Preregistration is required and can be done online through Eventbrite or by calling Burpee’s visitor services department (815-965-3433). Dates and Prices TBA

Earth Explorers


Discover all things Earth science! Identify minerals, chat with experts, explore erosion with stream tables, earthquake simulations, and explore geology on other planets! Discover ancient Rockford and journey through Earth’s awesome past.




Feathers, scales, and tails are only a small part of what these animals have in common! Work with live animals and become a zoologist and behavioral scientist for a week as you dive into the biology of fish, insects, birds, amphibians, and reptiles.