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Burpee Museum of Natural History

737 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103-6966
+1 815-965-3433
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Wonderful Museum

We enjoyed taking our grand kids to this museum. It has so many interesting artifacts including a... read more

Reviewed 10 September 2017
Rockford, Illinois
An extraordinary natural history museum and educational facility

My 7 year old Grand Niece truly enjoyed this museum and found something really fascinating for her... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2017
Rockford, Illinois
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737 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103-6966
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Reviewed 10 September 2017

We enjoyed taking our grand kids to this museum. It has so many interesting artifacts including a T-rex! Loved to look at the fossil exhibits and the history of the area when it was a sea! Interesting and fun.

Thank jzwilder
Reviewed 22 August 2017

My 7 year old Grand Niece truly enjoyed this museum and found something really fascinating for her on each floor. The marine fossils at the basement level, the dinosaur fossils and reconstructions on the first floor were among her favorites.

Thank waynedust
Reviewed 16 August 2017

We were very impressed with this museum! Who would expect to see a complete teenaged T-Rex much less a full Triceratops in Rockford? We loved learning how they were found. The exhibits were very well done! We also enjoyed seeing native animals and the homing...More

Thank Lacey C
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Parking was very easy, and once parked, several museums were attached. We were also able to walk to the river walk path, and enjoy the view. Wish I had scouted the area ahead of time better, as we would have enjoyed looking at the indian...More

Thank KMc4528
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Great collection of dinosaur bones and reconstructions. Great learning center. Have to meet "Jane" a rare find.

Thank kena385
Reviewed 23 June 2017

Exhibits change periodically and there's always some interactive stuff throughout the exhibits. Great for kids and adults.

Thank appleapm
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Such a fun local gem! My kiddos love seeing the dinosaurs and all the wildlife exhibits. They even have fun events and traveling exhibits like monster sharks etc. A great place for the family to have fun and learn a thing or two at the...More

Thank Ashlee R
Reviewed 9 June 2017

Expected info on burped seed company as we went on a whim. Enjoyed the local history well done and clean

Thank Debdegraaff
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Burpee is not going to compete with places like the Field or the Museum of Science and Industry n Chicago but it punches way above it's weight in comparison to other local science museums. They do it the right way by focusing on the geological...More

Thank Retinol13
Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

It's a nice little museum. Good for anyone. There are 2 dinausaur bones that are real! Overall it was a nice experience!

Thank Susmi S
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