Natural History Art Classes
Enhance your visit with a 60 min art class on Select Saturdays at the museum for only $3 ($2 members)!
Learn how artists and scientists can work together to create a visual representation of a time on Earth we have never seen before: PaleoArt! Learn how to draw a T-rex or Allosaurus using modern models, skeletons, and research. Imagine a mammoth, and learn how artists recreate amazing prehistoric worlds through sculpture, video, painting, and more! Classes are taught by Burpee Museum resident artists. Examine plants, skulls, and animals up close and learn techniques that bring nature to life in your art!
What to Expect
Basic supplies are included in the registration fee. Students should feel free to bring personal supplies they like to use. Each class lasts about 1 hour with guided instruction, however students are welcome to stay longer and continue their work. Because admission is included in class fee, students should feel free to remain and explore the museum after class!
The Same curriculum is repeated twice each day
Session #1 @ 11am
Session #2 @ 1pm
Admission is included in the registration fee. Preregistration may be done online through eventbrite, or by calling Burpee's visitor services department. Walk-ins are welcome to attend as well.
Adults: $15 ($12 admission + $3 class fee)
Children 7-12: $13 ($10 admission + $3 class fee)
Members: $2 ($0 admission + $2 class fee)
April 9 @ 11am & 1pm
...and other Fossil Mummies. Look at examples of soft tissue fossilization, learn how it happens, and what it can tell us about how animals looked and may have lived.
Monsters in Motion
April 23 @ 11am & 1pm
Learning Animation with Dinosaurs. Using animation, we’ll look at how living animals move to try to understand how dinosaurs may also have moved.
Build Your Own Dino
May 7 @ 11am & 1pm
Speculative Evolution, Biology, and Behavior Your mission is to provide sketches of at least one of unknown creature, explain survival, and behavior.
May 28 @ 11am & 1pm
Explore the anatomy of this non-marsupial & see how that affects its reconstruction! Sketch shade and learn about its powerful bite while drawing it’s mandible!