Let Curiosity Lead!
Programming for grade school students encourages asking questions, sparking wonder and providing hands on experiences. Each tour feature a Burpee educator guide, hands on experiences, and engagement tailored to the attention span, and energy levels of your amazing students! We are thrilled to bring them into our natural science museum, and help you cultivate wonder and joy around the natural world! Perfect for elementary field trips, camps, and homeschool groups.
This curriculum is typically a good fit for 3rd to 6th graders
Fossil & Dino Tour
Meet the giant dinosaurs, and tiny prehistoric snails in your journey through time! Touch real fossils, and interact with Burpee educators to explore the age of dinos and more! Pairs well with "Paleontology Puzzle" Lab
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 hunted, and more! Touch teeth, examine fur, and learn how glaciers shaped the land we see today.
The Earth's Forces Tour
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!
From slithering snakes to leaping lizards, bring your students up close with live reptiles to learn about their cold blooded nature and adaptations that help the critters survive in the wild! Pairs well with "Analyze Ectotherms" Lab
Windows to the Wilderness
From wetlands to the woods, explore the habitats of Illinois! Enjoy a prairie tour, and dig into the amazing creatures that call Illinois home! Don't miss the live turtles!