Enhance your visit with a LIVE animal interaction.
Hang Out With LIVE Animals!
Enhance your visit to Burpee this summer! YOU can "hang out" with our animals! From butterflies to tortoises to geckos to snakes, Burpee Museum has live animals that are ready to meet and greet people of all ages.
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! A great family adventure!
Repeated content with the same, or different animals at 10:30am and 3pm on select Tuesdays and Fridays.
How do I Register?
Use the links below to preregister and sign up online or call Burpee to preregister over the phone. Tickets can also be purchased at the door if space is still available in the class.
Note: ADMISSION TO THE MUSEUM IS INCLUDED IN CLASS FEE
- Adults: $15 ($12 admission + $3 fee)
- Children 7-12: $13 ($10 admission + $3 fee)
- Members: $2 ($0 admission + $2 fee)
June 14 & June 17
Meet the Turtles
Meet swimming river and pond turtles, box turtles, and even a GIANT sulcata tortoise up close. Don't forget that camera!
June 21 & June 24
Step into the rivers and ponds to meet the many animals in this ecosystem. You may be familiar with (and happy to greet) turtles of the river and even fish...but flip an rock and there is more than meets the eye!
June 28 & July 1
Meet the Lizards
Meet geckos, whiptail lizards, skinks, tegus, and more! Touch their scales while you learn about each animal, and maybe even give them a treat! Don't forget that camera to capture your new friend in a selfie!
July 5 & July 8
Meet the Snakes!
Meet our gentle corn snake, pythons, and more! Touch their scales while you learn about each animal! Don't forget that camera to capture your new friend in a selfie!
July 12 & July 15
Meet the Fish
Ready to become an "ichthyologist" (someone who studies fish)? From local lake fish, to exotic pets...fish are amazing underwater survivors. From salt water to fresh water and brackish in between!
July 19 & July 22
Meet the Bees
urpee has BEES and we are thrilled to introduce you. Don't worry...no stinging allowed. Examine different types of amazing pollinators in safe containers as well as take a trip to our nature nook to meet the Bees!
July 26 & July 29
Meet the Dragonflies
From live giant flying dragonflies to the alien like, agile nymph babies, you will meet an animal species with a unique lifestyle and an even more unique history! Don't forget your camera. A great family activity.