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Field Trips

In-Person and Virtual Field Trips

Welcome Teachers!

Burpee is offering In-Person and Virtual Field Trip Options

School's in session, and Burpee is ready for your Field Trip! With 4 NEW exhibits and 5 revamped exhibits, Burpee is excited to offer new and revamped tours, workshops, and explore options for your class.  All field trips have been aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards and the Social Studies C3 Framework, as well as extension activity aligning to the CCSS Reading for Information Standards.

Personalize it!

Invite Burpee to your school department, grade level, or staff meeting for personalized curriculum linking of Burpee resources and BONUS FREE museum passes to give out as rewards and treats to your students and families for letting us stop by.  Sign up by emailing us at nicole.hayes@burpee.org!

Virtual Options

Many schools are turning to online field trip options due to distance and scheduling. Regardless of where you live, or how your school schedule works, Burpee is adventure and learning just moments away. 

Don't Miss: School Visits!

Bring Burpee to your front door!  From a classroom curriculum push in model of one, or multiple visits, to booths at a school fair or celebration, Burpee can hit the road.  Outreaches are great ways to expose large groups of students to live animals, real dinosaur bones, amazing artifacts, and so much more hands on natural science!

Find YOUR Perfect Fit!
Search by Student Grade Or Topic

Burpee offers more than 15 different field trips, over 10 different lab sessions, check-out labs, activities and more.  You can narrow your search through the buttons below, browse options below, or contact us for more information and assistance.  

More Info Contact: Nicole.Hayes@burpee.org

In Person Geology & Paleontology
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Dinomite
Tour: Dino-Mite!

Grade 2 & Under

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Jane Exhibit
Fossil & Dino Tour

Grades 3-6

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Earth B Feet
Beneath Your Feet Tour

Grade 2 & Under

Hold a rock...where did it come from? What's inside? From awesome minerals, to the giant forces like water or heat...learn how the Earth beneath your feet is formed and can change!

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Geology 2
The Earth's Forces Tour

Grades 3 & Up

Walk through the forces that shape our Earth from weathering to compaction. What makes a rock? How does it become sand? What give a mineral its color? Interact with the geology of our Earth in a unique way!

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Ice Age Icy Illinois
Icy Illinois

Grades 2 & Under

Head back in time to the cold landscape of Ice Age Illinois! Meet giant mammals of our land: Mammoths, Giant Sloths, Giant Beavers, the humans that humans that hunted, and more!Touch teeth, examine fur, and learn how glaciers shaped the land we see today.

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Ice Age Giants
Ice Age Giants

Grades 2 & Up

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Workshops and labs
Lab: Paleontologist Puzzle

Grades 3 and Up

Hold fossils in your hand, and learn to think critically when you explore the fossil time capsules! From dino bones, to ordovician shells, to prehistoric leaf impressions: see what you can identify and make a fossil to take home.

In Person Anthropology
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Dinomite
Dino-Mite! Tour

Grades 2 & Under

What is the difference between a bone and a fossil? What were dinosaurs, and what lives today? Lets explore Earth's history!

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Jane Exhibit
Fossil & Dino Tour

Grades 2 & Up

Come face to face with Burpee's most famous predator: Jane the T. rex!! Start in the shallow seas of Rockford over 400 million years ago, and travel to the GIANT ferns and insects of the Coal Forest, our new Jurassic exhibit, and even Paleo lab!

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Earth B Feet
Beneath Your Feet Tour

Grade 2 & Under

Hold a rock...where did it come from? What's inside? From awesome minerals, to the giant forces like water or heat...learn how the Earth beneath your feet is formed and can change!

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Geology 2
The Earth's Forces Tour

Grades 3 & Up

Walk through the forces that shape our Earth from weathering to compaction. What makes a rock? How does it become sand? What give a mineral its color? Interact with the geology of our Earth in a unique way!

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Ice Age Icy Illinois
Icy Illinois

Grades 2 & Under

Head back in time to the cold landscape of Ice Age Illinois! Meet giant mammals of our land: Mammoths, Giant Sloths, Giant Beavers, the humans that humans that hunted, and more!Touch teeth, examine fur, and learn how glaciers shaped the land we see today.

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Ice Age Giants
Ice Age Giants

Grades 2 & Up

Virtual Field Trips

Fees & Details

In-Person Tours:
  • $5.00 per student/chaperone (Teachers are no charge) 
  • 60 min per tour
  • $1.00 per student for extra explore time
  • Lab/Workshops add-ons are extra charge
  • Lunchroom can be reserved (ask for details)
Virtual Tours:
  • $5.00 per student (Teachers are no charge)
  • About 45 min per tour
  • PLUS FREE UNLIMITED explore time after the tour (Same month, same group. Teachers are no charge)

 

Virtual visits can be scheduled for AM, PM or both AND include a Burpee guide Visits/explore time can happen in your classroom/home 24/7

Contact Us: For more important information about bringing your group to Burpee contact us at 815-965-3433 Or By Email: nicole.hayes@burpee.org

We are excited to offer interactive Virtual Reality experiences within the museum that allow the students to navigate through the halls much like a typical video game, with clickable “hot spots” for videos, documents, and more.

Available Topics:

Burpee offers revamped field trips that are aligned to NGSS science expectations and opens the door to great non-fiction reading opportunities to improve literacy, critical thinking, and evidence based reasoning.

Biology

Herpetology: Reptiles & Amphibians Tour

Local Wildlife: The Windows to Wilderness Tour

Paleontology

Fossils & Dinosaurs Tour

Dinomite! Tour

Anthropology & Social Studies

Native American Tour

Pint Sized Pow Wow Tour