Explore Burpee Museum in-depth!
Burpee Museum is introducing a new lecture series all about natural history! Learn about the natural history featured in the museum in-depth by the specialists who work with it every day! Lectures are scheduled once a month.
Topics include fossil discovery, entomology, PaleoArt, wildlife conservation, research, and more! All lectures will feature a Q&A session at the end, and there will be unique items, such as fossils and taxidermy, that are rarely seen by the public!
Cost: $2 for Members and $5 for non-members. In-person and virtual options are available.
Preregistration may be done online through Eventbrite or by calling Burpee’s visitor services department (815-965-3433). Walk-ins are welcome to attend as well.
Missed a lecture that you’d been wanting to attend?
Don’t worry! All lectures are recorded and uploaded to our YouTube channel about one month after the lecture.
JOSH MATHEWS, SEPTEMBER 28TH
Until the Homer Site was discovered, all other Triceratops were found as individuals. Learn about what this discovery tells us about the life of Triceratops in the latest Cretaceous of North America!
Hell Creek Formation Amber
STEW COOK, OCTOBER 19TH
Little research has been done on amber from one of the most famous dinosaur localities – the Hell Creek Formation. Learn what it means to determine the correct way to conserve this unique substance and describe the amazing life preserved inside of it!
ANNE WEERDA, NOVEMBER 21ST
Join Executive Director Anne Weerda to learn how scientists measure animal behavior and collect data for research!
RYAN DEWEY, DECEMBER 21ST
Paleoart, combined with a scientific eye, is an artistic endeavor to reconstruct past life based on reasoned speculation from today’s natural world. In this lecture, we’ll be looking at the history and ever-changing landscape of PaleoArt.
A River of Dinosaurs
JOSH MATHEWS, JANUARY 31ST
Learn the history of the Hanksville-Burpee Dinosaur Quarry in Utah and what has been discovered in the last 15+ years of digging!