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Exhibits

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.

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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. AIA Talk: The Cesnola Lectures on Cyrpus by Erin Walcek Averett, Creighton University

    October 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  2. Night Sounds

    October 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  3. AIA Lecture Series: The World of Pompeii

    November 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
  4. Art of Hunting: Explore the Anthropology of Survival

    November 10 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
  5. Mahlburg Scholars: Pioneering Women in the Oil Industry

    November 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm