Girls in Science

Girls in Science

Explore the Amazing!


Burpee Museum invites you to learn about the women who have changed the world of science! Each class explores a different female scientist, what she has helped us learn, and a chance to engage in an experiment around that theme. Join us for hands-on learning and science fun for boys and girls that celebrates female science contributions!

Classes are designed for boy and girls ages 7 & up. 

Time: 9am-12pm. 

Learn about women who changed the science world!
Mankind and Mary Leakey

Saturday, September 11

Travel back in time a few million years ago to learn about the ancient history of humankind. Tanzania’s Olduvai Gorge and archaeologist Mary Leakey light the path as we explore human life millions of years in the making!


Perfect Potter

Saturday, October 9

Master potter Maria Martinez brought to life the formerly lost art of “black ware ceramics”. Learn about her journey to becoming the top of her field and try making a pot for yourself, in this class focusing on the evolution of pottery!


Computer Conditions

Saturday, November 27

Technology powers our world and coding powers our technology. Learn about the power of programming, write your own code, and learn about the woman known as the first programmer, Ada Lovelace, in this computer science class!


Jumping Jackals

Saturday, December 11

Travel across the globe to study jackals alongside Patricia Moelhlman: we’ll see jackals, learn about their place in the ecosystem, and learn how her contributions to science changed our understanding of these creatures.


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.