The Beauty of Renting Space in Burpee.

It is the goal of Burpee Museum of Natural History for you to have an beautiful and memorable event. The perfect setting at Burpee Museum can make all the difference in the feel and success of your event.  We have several locations you can choose from as well as customizable packages.  

Riverview Room & Terrace

Located on the riverfront, the Riverview Room & Terrace is beautiful and perfect for any and all events. With a maximum occupancy of 250 guests, access to a catering kitchen, and endless possibilities for decorating, the Riverview Room & Terrace is a highlight of special event spaces at Burpee Museum.


Mahlburg Auditorium

Located right off the front entrance to the Museum, the Mahlburg Auditorium is complete with lovely high ceilings and large windows that create a beautiful, sun-soaked room. With a maximum occupancy of 150 guests, access to a catering kitchen, and immediate access to exhibit space, the Mahlburg Auditorium is another highlight of special event spaces at Burpee Museum.


Classroom 1

Located on the lower level, Classroom 1 has expansive counter space, Terrace access, and is right by our Paleo Viewing Lab! Perfect for parties of 60 guests or less, Classroom 1 is a great location for birthday parties, bridal or baby showers, meetings, and much more.


Classrooms 2 & 3

Classrooms 2 and 3 are great for classes, workshops and meetings.  Each room can host up to 24 people.


Included in all special event fees are indoor tables and chairs, set-up and take-down, and full museum access for you and all of your guests. Rates for Classroom 1 and the Gallery include 3-hour times, free admission for all permanent exhibits, and scavenger hunts to help your guests explore our award-winning exhibits.


Burpee Museum is excited to announce our Select Catering opportunity for rentals.  Burpee has worked with excellent vendors in the Rockford area and selected 4 specific vendors for you to work with that will make your event effortless and delicious!

If you are bringing in your own caterer they must  be able to provide the proper licensing and permits, and you may incur additional fees.  Inquire for details.

For more information on hosting an event at Burpee Museum, please contact our events department at 815-965-3433.