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Activities & Workshops

PaleoFest 2023 Class & Workshop Schedule

Burpee Museum is excited to present the 25th annual PaleoFest! We have new, fun paleo-loving youth and family oriented talks, workshops, and classes. Below is the list of scheduled activities. 

Workshop Descriptions

Ages 3-6 Fossil Lake in a Jar Workshop: 55 million years ago, massive lakes covered the western United States and preserved countless fossils from tiny horses to schools of fish. Learn the process of fossilization and make your own Fossil Lake in a Jar!

Ages 3-6 Brachiopods Cast Workshop: Sometimes, animals only leave behind impressions after they die, and paleontologists recreate these animals using plaster casts to learn more about them. Try making your own cast of an animal that left an impression behind! 

Ages 7+ Amber Workshop: Learn everything amber! No other fossil preserves animals in greater detail; it's like seeing the past frozen in time. Join us to make your own Amber Soap Fossil!

Ages 7+ A Guide to Paleontology Workshop: Learn what it takes to be a paleontologist! From fossil prep, to studying the past, to fossil discovery out in the field, get the chance to try out the tools paleontologist use everyday and get hands-on experience of the different fossil discovery phases.  

Family PaleoArt Workshop: Learn how artists and scientists can work together to create a visual representation of a time on Earth we have never seen before: PaleoArt! 

Preregister Now!