Explore With Burpee
Journey across continents, underground, and into the air to explore giant animals, slippery snakes, the history of our Earth and more! Remember that your classes include admission, so sign up and stay to enjoy the museum.
Explorer science classes are suitable for ages 7 & Up.
Scheduling for the whole family?
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.
Under the Sea
What lives deep underwater? Invertebrates, vertebrates, mammals and fish! Explore sea life from tiny crustaceans to the giant blue whale! Investigate the ecosystem of coral reefs and limestone fossils to see what ancient ocean relatives lived in Illinois!
From leaping frogs to slimy salamanders, we’re exploring a different order of the animal kingdom: Amphibians! Investigate osmosis, see LIVE amphibians, and create a model to show the drastic physical changes in an amphibian's life cycle!
Pick up a microscope and investigate the tiniest creatures on the bottom of our food chain! Examine their bodies, count their multiple legs, and explore their ectothermic temperatures! Investigate how bees collect pollen, and make your own insect!
Soar through the sky and examine the different types of birds from around the world: from fast forest flyers to sea soarers. Discover differences between their beaks, feet, wings and even the contents of their homes. Try your hand at making your own bird!
From the smallest anchovies to the largest sharks, the diversity of fish is astounding! Learn how these creatures swim through the water with ease, test the buoyancy of sharks, and examine how exactly gills help them breathe underwater!