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Spring Animal Hour

Hang Out With LIVE Reptiles!

Enhance your visit to Burpee on select Thursdays: YOU can "hang out" with our animals! From tortoises to geckos to snakes, Burpee Museum has live animals that are ready to meet and greet people of all ages.  Visit with preschool age during the morning, or stop by after school or work!

What to Expect

During this one-hour interaction, you will get up close and personal with live animals.  Meanwhile, learn about the natural habitat, how we care for them, and get some hands-on experience interacting with them! You might help us make them a meal, hold them, or play with them!  You will get an opportunity to take a photo with your new friend, so don't forget the camera! 


Select Thursdays (2x/day) The same interaction is repeated in each time slot.

Note: Registration includes admission to the museum! 

Time Slots:
  • Morning Session
    • 10:30-11:30am
    • Join us for a fun-filled morning at the museum! Start off your adventure with an hour of animal fun, then stay to see our exhibits!
  • Afternoon Session
    • 4pm-5pm
    • Stop by the museum before heading home from school or work

Admission is included in price for class. Preregistration may be done online through eventbrite, or by calling Burpee's visitor services department. Walk-ins are welcome to attend.

  • Adults: $15 ($12 admission + $3 class fee)
  • Children 7-12: $13 ($10 admission + $3 class fee)
  • Members: $2 ($0 admission + $2 class fee)
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