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Burpee Museum of Natural History

Closed Now: 10:00 - 17:00
Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Very good but....

My son and I have really enjoyed the museum and information about dinosaurs, plant life etc from... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
via mobile
Such a cute museum

I was brought to Burpee while visiting Rockford because my friends know I love dinosaurs, and I was... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Denver, Colorado
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737 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103-6966
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 16 June 2011

I hadn't visited Burpee in years and finally decided to go. We went on a Saturday when they first opened as we wanted to see the museum before it got busy. There was a special, limited engagement African dinosaur exhitit there as well. Wow, is...More

3  Thank SalfromIL
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 10 June 2015

It's very small but the fossils are fun to look at. The current sea monster exhibit is neat and it brought a few fun activities for the little people to do like pretend archaeological digs and such. It's not the most interesting museum to visit...More

1  Thank Kristin M
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Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

My son and I have really enjoyed the museum and information about dinosaurs, plant life etc from the B.C. era. But the exhibits don't change very much. It's good if you're going for one of their events which are different several times a month. But...More

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Reviewed 12 July 2018

I was brought to Burpee while visiting Rockford because my friends know I love dinosaurs, and I was really impressed by the Jane exhibit. The museum setup is really easy and the decor and exhibits are really cool. I loved the dinosaurs and the local...More

Thank PH2003
Reviewed 28 June 2018

This is a fairly quick stop because it is a small museum, but my son loved the dinosaurs and the reptile room.

Thank Lori S
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

A very nice museum. It has plenty of displays and interactive exhibits. The museum is very clean and organized. We spent hours here. It was a learning experience but very interesting.

Thank 232sherrij
Reviewed 17 June 2018

Went to both Burpee and Discovery Center in one day! Burpee had lots of interesting this that the kids and I loved. Also some hands on things that the kids liked. Exhibits are great!

Thank Mary A
Reviewed 15 June 2018

checking the place out for a future event , very pleasant staff , very friendly staff , very clean , nice for kids .. Outside seating by the Rockford River .

Thank Darin A
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

It's a small but well maintained museum. It is informative. Jane the juvenile T rex exhibit is good and children will have a great time. The mineral exhibits are good.

1  Thank 150177hamidha
Reviewed 13 March 2018

What a great find for us! Along the river walk, we happened upon the museum and we were impressed! A great place for families too.

Thank travellersgrin
Reviewed 16 February 2018 via mobile

A wonderful place full of so much knowledge and history. Not to many places you can go and see a real juvenile dinosaur.

Thank TeejayCox
Reviewed 29 January 2018

This was a very interesting museum. It was small enough to be able to read all the information and view the displays without getting tired or bored (great for school aged kids) The displays were well-done and relevant. Staff was friendly and willing to talk...More

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