Archeology Badge

Archaeology Merit Badge

Burpee is offering In-Person and Merit Badges

In this class, scouts will earn their Archeology Merit Badge. Scouts will learn about archaeology from our registered Archaeology Merit Badge Counselors in this hands-on workshop. Using virtual reality to explore the museums exhibits and Collections, they will participate in a simulated archaeological dig, see and handle Native American artifacts and learn about a local Native American tribe. In-person participants will examine real artifacts and head behind the scenes, virtual participants will examine artifacts and a VR experience behind the scenes!

Two requirements will need to be completed ahead of time and reports presented during the workshop. Participants will be sent the requirements when they register.

All classes will be held virtually until tier three mitigations have lifted in Illinois.

Pre-registration & prepayment are required to attend.

To Register:

Call 815-965-3433 to register, or register online


Scout Participant $15

Scout Leaders Attend FREE, extra adults/siblings $6.00 each. 

Please Note:

Burpee does not provide patches/badges.  In Person check-in starts 15 minutes before the program start time, please plan to be here early so we can start on time.  On-line check in starts 5 min before the program start time.  Please plan to log in early so we can start on time.

Cancellation/refund policy:

If cancellation is received 10 clear days ahead of the date a refund less 20% will be issued. Please be aware that we sometimes have to cancel a program because it did not reach the minimum registration requirement – Don’t wait until the last minute to sign up or your program may already be cancelled! Burpee Museum reserves the right to limit registrations and cancel any program for any reason. Every effort will be made to contact participants

All programs presented online and at Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St. Rockford, IL 61103