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PaleoFest 2023

Save the Date:

March 3-5

Join us as Burpee Museum celebrates 25 years of PaleoFest, with research talks from paleontologists around the world, and special activities and programming! 

Dino-lovers, rock collectors, and fossil diggers unite for an internationally attended festival. Our audience includes scientists and researchers, aspiring scientists, students, and paleo-lovers, and even dino-loving kiddos! Many of the talks will focus on our speakers' cutting edge research and amazing new discoveries. 

Not Just for Professional Scientists

Students, interested community members, and aspiring scientists are encouraged to join the experts as they share stories, research, and experiences. It is a great opportunity to make connections and become inspired!

Not ready for the lectures? Families can still enjoy hands-on workshops, lectures for children, and activities for families throughout our museum...paleo science is presented in a fun, big way.

Family Fun

Bring your best dino roar and paleo costume, and jump into so many fun ways to win contests. Learn about prehistoric animals and explore the halls of Burpee!

More details coming soon!
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PaleoFest Family Track
Special PaleoActivities

Family Fun!

Special learning, exhibit tours, and activities throughout the museum. Add-on workshops, classes, and more!

Research Talks

New Research

Talks about cutting edge Paleo Research. Students, interested community members, and aspiring scientists are encouraged to join the experts!

Student Symposium

Student Event

Join us for live chats with scientists, view their photos, and learn about research and adventures.

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Sponsor PaleoFest 2023

Help Make 2023 A Success

Reach a large group of local families, scientists, and many from abroad!

PaleoFest History
About Burpee Museum's PaleoFest

Since 1999, PaleoFest has become an internationally recognized and respected program that celebrates the science of Paleontology. PaleoFest is an exemplar program to excite, educate, and inspire all people in science. This 3-day event includes many educational programs and activities for all levels of interest in paleontology. Each year, PaleoFest attracts nearly 2,000 visitors and some of the biggest names in the field.