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My First...

Spark the Learning!

Make everlasting memories at Burpee museum with your budding scientist! Spark the fire of learning together with "My First..." classes to get kids thinking!  Experience it together: their first cooking class, first science lab, first musical instrument making class... and so much more! This is a class designed for a child (or children) working with a caregiver or adult parent/guardian together.

(Designed for children ages 3-5 and their adult companion)

What to Expect:

All supplies included in registration fee. Each themed class focuses on a single adult-child activity.  Bring your camera!  We promise smiles and fun.

Each class lasts about 1 hour with guided instruction. Because admission is included in the class fee, students should feel free to remain and explore the museum after class! 


Register online by visiting one of the links below or at the museum! 

Class admission prices:

Non-Members: $12/ Members $10


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Ice Cream Cones
My First Frozen Treat

January 21

Squeeze, mash, and roll as we make our own ice cream! You’ll enjoy a frozen treat of your own creation and learn how salt alters freezing points at the same time!

Mother and Child playing instrument
My First Musical Memory

February 18

Sing, Shout, Shake! Make music YOUR way as we decorate musical instruments & learn how to make a song!

Waffles on a plate with fruit
Cooking Class

March 18

It’s breakfast for dinner at Burpee! We’re making waffles & exploring chemical changes while cooking yummy food!

Child watering plants
My First Potted Plant!

April 8

Grow a green thumb and plant your first seed! Decorate your pot, learn what it needs to grow, and take home a plant that will grow with you!

Two young scientists studying a dissection
My First Science Lab

May 20

Grab your goggles and get ready! We’re doing science at the museum! Make your own bubbling liquid lava lamp and explore the science of hydrophobic substances!

Child with paint on their hands in front of their face
My First Self-Portrait

June 17

Your budding artist will love exploring colors, how they mix in paint, and how they can be used to create beautiful pictures, including a self-portrait you can take home!