We have a diverse collection of exhibits covering the spectrum of natural history; including “Jane” the juvenile Tyranosaurus Rex.

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Summer festival featuring local craft beer breweries, restaurants, pizzerias and music.

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A Place of Wonder

A face filled with wonder is a common sight at the Burpee Museum of Natural History.  Our many unique exhibits have been known to intrigue both the young and old onlookers.


It is the goal of Burpee Museum of Natural History for you to have an effortless event. The perfect setting at Burpee Museum can make all the difference in the feel and success of your event.

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It is the mission of Burpee Museum of Natural History to inspire all people to engage in a lifetime of discovery and learning about the natural world, through preservation and interpretation.

Special Thanks! 

Kiwanis Day at The Museum: Community Free Day

Thank You for your Gift to the Community by sponsoring our September Community Day at the Museum! Burpee is thankful for Kiwanis of Rockford for their long time community participation.

October 8th, 2017

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Upcoming Events

  1. Eggstravaganza

    March 31
  2. SPROUTS Opening

    April 6
  3. Dancing with Dinos

    April 14
  4. AIA Lecture Series: Archaeological Encounters with Himalayan Vampires

    April 17 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  5. Utah Expedition

    May 21 @ 8:00 am - June 8 @ 5:00 pm