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Summer Camps 2023

Join us for a fun week of all things science!

Calling all aspiring scientists! Burpee Museum has two fun filled weeks this summer featuring themes of Earth science and biology. Join us to learn more about fossils, geology, and minerals during the Earth Explorers camp, and zoology, animal behavior, and habitats during the Biology Camp. 


Preregistration is required and can be done online through eventbrite, or by calling Burpee's visitor services department (815-965-3433). 

Earth Explorers

June 19th-23rd
Discover all things Earth science! Identify minerals, chat with experts, explore erosion with stream tables, earthquake simulations, and explore geology on other planets! Discover ancient Rockford, and journey through Earth's awesome past.


July 17th-21st
Feathers, scales and tails are only a small part of what these animals have in common! Work with live animals, and become a zoologist and behavioral scientist for a week as you dive into the biology of fish, insects, birds, amphibians, and reptiles.