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Field Trips

In-Person and Virtual Field Trips
Burpee is offering In-Person and Virtual Field Trip Options

While burpee continues to offer LIMITED in-person field trips, many schools are turning to online field trip options. Regardless of where you live, Burpee is adventure and learning just moments away. 

Burpee is offering in person and virtual tours.  Note that during the pandemic, schools have limited ability to join us for Field Trips, and we are willing to adjust planning to comply with your school policy. Burpee has limited hours, and limited capacity as required by the CDC and the Winnebago County Health Department.

Fees:

Virtual Tours: $5.00 per student (Teachers are no charge) PLUS FREE UNLIMITED explore time after the tour (Same month, same group. Teachers are no charge)

In-Person Tours: $5.00 per student/chaperone (Teachers are no charge) Break out groups are limited to 15 students each, and no more than 50 guests in the building per health department requirements. All guests and staff must wear masks at all times

Time:

Virtual Tours: about 45 min (contact us for more details). 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

In-Person Tours: 60 min per tour

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

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 

Virtual Field Trips

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.