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Burpee Museum of Natural History

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Address: 737 North Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103
Phone Number: 815.965.3433
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Wonderful small museum. Very kid friendly.

This was our first trip to Burpee and our 3-month old son's first trip to a museum. The staff were very kind and receptive to our baby boy. Of course, he won't remember what he... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
Richard D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

This was our first trip to Burpee and our 3-month old son's first trip to a museum. The staff were very kind and receptive to our baby boy. Of course, he won't remember what he saw at the museum but we think it's good to introduce him to learning as early as possible. When he gets older we are sure... More 

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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was the first place my friends took me and my niece to when we went to Rockford. It was an amazing natural history museum that incorporated local history, geography, and wildlife with Jane the Teemage T-Rex, a display on triceratops, and deep sea creatures of prehistoric times (this was a traveling exhibit). Everything was very well kept and displayed.

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Columbus, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is a very fine museum. We have passed signs for the museum as we headed either north or south on the tollway but always thought it was a "seed" or plant museum. Then we saw a TV show that included the Burpee Museum and featured its juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil. That section of the museum is fantastic. Another section... More 

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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This was a small but nice complement to the Discovery Center. Very much enjoyed the prehistoric sea creatures exhibit.

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Robinson, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is a very nice museum. Lots to see if you like wild life exhibits The kids will enjoy it and seeing the dinosaur.

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Rockford, Illinois, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

We have a membership and love stopping by for short visits often, since there are usually no crowds to worry about. Great for people who are into dinos and fossils. Also good native American exhibit.

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Rockford, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 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 but it's close to home and I learn something every time. They post their community... More 

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Marengo, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I learned more at this small museum than I have ever learned at the Field Museum. The model dinosaur heads were really impressive. In fact I found them a bit scary! The Montana expedition that discovered "Jane," the young (11-yr.-old) T. Rex., was from the Burpee along with volunteers from nearby Northern Illinois University. The wall display portraying the Life... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

For a small museum this is wonderful Bring you little ones if they like dinosaurs check out all the activities and in the basement there are people cleaning dinosaur bones as you watch

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Schaumburg, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Ok so I paid to go here with a 12 year old. Boring. Not much to do. The entry room to the Field in Chicago has more to do and more of interest. Lots of stuffed animals. However if you like taxidermy go for it. I suggest you skip this and do something else. Mini-Golf? Wisconsin? New Glarus? Field Museum... More 

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Additional Information about Burpee Museum of Natural History

Address: 737 North Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103
Phone Number: 815.965.3433
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Rockford
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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