KidVentures in Science!
A bold, new class taking you on adventures across the globe!
Each class is a new adventure traveling back in time or in Burpee’s backyard! KidVentures in Science are one-day classes that pack a punch of learning and fun suitable for ages 3-6 and 7 & up. Classes are from 9am - 12pm.
Adventure is Everywhere...
...And we're taking you on ours!
Friday, June 18
Epiphyte air plants, to rooted plants in the ground, get ready to plant, grow and explore the botanical world. Students will participate in the creation of an outdoor garden at Burpee. This adventure is a single-day version of the Planted Roots 4 day class.
Saturday, June 19
Smooth, rough, small, large: look at the world under your feet. Find minerals that fluoresce, identify common and rare rocks, and learn about processes that shape our planet
Tuesday, July 6
Explore the dinosaurs in Burpee’s 145 million year old quarry, learn the diversity of gigantic animals that once roamed the Earth.
Wednesday, July 7
Frogs to turtles, raptors to triceratops! Travel back in time to the era of Jane the T. rex. and learn what Burpee scientists are discovering in our Montana research sites!
Thursday, July 8
Look in your backyard: evidence of an ice age that shaped Wisconsin and Illinois. Glacial impacts, 10 foot ground sloths, saber toothed tigers, and even elephants of Illinois: come take a trip back in time to learn about Illinois in the Ice Age!
Friday, July 16
You can cross the ocean to see modern-day giants like elephants and lions...or you can come to the Burpee Museum! Expect to sweat as we take you on a Safari to East Africa to see the pride of the lion and the pride of the Maasai. This adventure is a single-day version of the Burpee Explorers Serengeti Safari.
Friday, July 23
Some minerals glitter, some minerals shine; Some are metallic and can be found inside a mine! But what makes minerals similar or different from each other? Come on an adventure to visit our NEW geology exhibit, hold minerals in your hands, and learn about these sparkling stones! This adventure is a single-day version of the Burpee Explorers Making Minerals 4 day class.
Friday, July 30
Slither into Science with LIVE snakes at the Burpee Museum! Be amazed by their smooth scales, sliding movement, and forked tongues as we adventure through the wild world of reptiles!
Friday, July 30
Jump in at our AquaAerobics Water Lab on the Burpee property, and the edge of the Rock River. Slip on some boots and get river samples, make predictions, and learn how we can study this important waterway