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New Years Around the World

Celebrate the New Year – naturally – at Burpee Museum, New Year Around the World.


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 2018 as the sun travels the globe. We parade through the museum with hats and noise makers that the children have made celebrating 2018’s arrival to far flung places like Singapore, Dubai and Kenya. 

Members: $4
Adults 13 and older: $8
Children 4 through 12: $7
Children up to 3: FREE