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Burpee Explorers


Explore With Burpee

Journey across continents, underground, and into the air to explore giant animals, slippery snakes, the history of our Earth and more!

Classes are suitable for ages 7 & Up.

Time:  9am - 12pm.

Note: Burpee Museum will not provide snacks or lunch.  Please pack your own for the break time. All unaccompanied children need to be bathroom trained. If your child is not, please plan to attend the class with your child.

Burpee Explorers travel the globe this season!
Ancient Artifacts of Illinois

Monday, October 11

Grab your boots and a hat as we explore artifacts of Illinois: We’ll complete a simulated dig to learn about cultures of the past.


Crazy Craters

Thursday, November 11

Journey DOWNHILL to the base of the largest caldera in the world: Ngorongoro crater! How was it made? Who lives there? Can animals climb the crater walls? Explore the crater and fall in love with the beauty of this Tanzanian wonder.


Fierce Fighters The Maasai Tribe of Tanzania

Saturday, November 13

Walk in the footsteps of one of the fiercest tribes of Africa: the Maasai. See how these warriors protect themselves from lions, visit their home, and meet a REAL Maasai Warrior as we learn about life in the safari!


Models and Motion Soccer Science

Wednesday, November 24

Shoot, score, and get moving while exploring the science of sports! Learn Newton’s laws of Motion to see how and why objects move and learn some new sport skills in the process!


Models and Motion Brilliant Basketball

Friday, November 26

Beat the clock and make a basket as we explore the science behind Basketball: gravity! Join us to complete experiments and shoot some baskets in this motion filled science exploration!


Astrological Adventures

Tuesday, December 21

Jump on our spaceship as we explore the stars in the sky! Learn the secrets of our vast Milky Way and beyond as we explore the endless universe above our heads.


Electric Energy

Wednesday, December 22

Light up the night as we explore the science of electric currents! We’ll make circuits, conduct experiments, and even light up potatoes as we make electricity work for you!


Happy Holidays

Thursday, December 23

Winter Holidays are coming and we can’t wait! Join us for crafts and science related to holidays full of cheer!


Winter Wonderland

Tuesday, December 28

Watch out for frostbite as we explore the science of FROZEN water. From snow, to ice, to other freezing cold liquids, our experiments captivate the magic of the season!


Frost and Fur

Wednesday, December 29

Bundle up and get ready for adventure to explore the coldest ecosystems on Earth. Do you think you can survive? Find out when you meet a real arctic explorer and learn about polar bears, penguins, and more animals that call the frozen arctic home!


Inuit Inventions

Thursday, December 30

Surrounded by ice and snow, the Inuit survive using amazing homes! Join us to learn about the architecture separating them from the extreme cold and see how the Inuit live on the frozen ice!


Cancellation/ Refund Policy:

Due to cost of supplies and staffing, last minute (less than 48 hours) cancellations are non-refundable. 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.