Celebrate The New Year!

Join us as we celebrate cultural diversity with traditions, decorations, and dances from around the world.  This video is from last year’s event!


Interested in representing YOUR culture at our celebration? Please contact for more information.

Celebrate the New Year  at Burpee Museum

No late nights here! Use your passport to visit the different cultures, make lots of crafts, and welcome the New Year.

View traditional artifacts used in celebrations and discover animals from the far reaches of the world. These animals and artifacts are from Burpee Museum’s Permanent Collection and are seldom seen. Learn of New Year’s traditions from Rockford’s Sister Cities plus numerous other local ethnic groups, who will have displays of the geography and culture of their countries.

Join the hourly countdown welcoming 2019 as the sun travels the globe. We parade through the museum with hats and noise makers that the children have made celebrating 2019’s arrival in Singapore, Dubai, Kenya, and much more. 

Special Event Tickets:
Members: $2
Adults 13 and older: $10
Children 4 through 12: $9
Children up to 3: FREE

Online service charges may apply.

Pre-purchase by phone at (815)965-3433