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Summer Wednesdays just got better.

Museum Activities + Music on the Rock =

Wonderful Wednesdays

Something new at Burpee this summer!  Every Wednesday is extra special with a special theme, one-day-only activities in the museum, live animal demonstrations and interactions, family animal hour classes.  We are taking Music on the Rock evening activities and coupling them with exciting daytime activities in the museum.

Thanks to sponsorship from the Board of Trustees, all special activities are included in the general admission prices. 

The event is free to members.

As the day turns to late afternoon, food and drink is available on the terrace of Burpee from local bars and restaurants.

Live music begins at 6pm.  Tickets are free on the lawn.  Attend as a VIP and have a reserved seat up front for $15 each.

Families can purchase food or buy a meal while watching free live music. As the sun sets, Burpee presents “Music on the Rock” for our 2nd year, now paired with our Wonderful Wednesday programming.  

This summer, families can enjoy a full day on the Rock River!

Museum special activities start at 10am

The day is packed with extra science demonstration stations, live animals to interact with, and even a special series of Animal Hour Family Classes.  The family focused day ends with dinner and music and memories that will be cherished for a lifetime.

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Weekly Themes at Burpee

A young dancer on the lawn is enjoys the live music on the Rock River as the sun sets in Rockford.
A young dancer on the lawn is enjoys the live music on the Rock River as the sun sets in Rockford.
A young child wears a dinosaur tail, and examines animals in the SPROUTS children's learning lab.
A young child wears a dinosaur tail, and examines animals in the SPROUTS children’s learning lab.