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Burpee Museum of Natural History

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Address: 737 N Main St, Rockford, IL 61103-6966
Phone Number: +1 815-965-3433
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Wonderful Wildlife Photo Exhibition

Stopped in to view photographer's David & Adrienne Olson's wildlife and nature photo exhibit. Great animal photographs! Well worth the drive time to see the wonderful work!

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Herbert M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped in to view photographer's David & Adrienne Olson's wildlife and nature photo exhibit. Great animal photographs! Well worth the drive time to see the wonderful work!

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Thank Herbert M
Algonquin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

This museum of natural history delves into what the land around Rockford and upper Illinois area was like in the dinosaur era. From the plants and soil to the prehistoric animals that roamed this area. They included many different dinosaur bones, to gemstones, to native plants, birds, and current creatures. fun place for the whole family.

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Thank Redrosebud2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016 via mobile

This is a nice local museum and home to the famous Jane dinosaur. It is a nice local museum but not comparable to Chicago museums. It is not large but very nicely done.

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Thank Vicki K
Wood Dale, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

2nd visit, if you don't like crowds this is the place to visit! People there are very friendly The whole museum is very clean!

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Thank Itamargarita7
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

It's a great smaller museum. Perfect size for a young family. It took us about two hours. Friendly staff, lots to see.

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Thank Cheryl L
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 10, 2016

Museum did a great job of organizing a merit badge program. The class started and finished on time. Boys learned some new things. Nice job!

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Thank ShadowB2011
Rockford, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2016

I have had a membership to the Burpee Museum for many years. When I have visitors from out of town this is a showpiece that I take them to in the Rockford area. They are always impressed by the quality of the exhibits and how friendly the staff is. Membership to this museum allows you access to other museums in... More 

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Thank elmodowd
Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

We went to visit this museum on a whim not really knowing what to expect. What a lovely place we found! The Burpee Museum of Natural History is a great place to learn more about our state's past. The dinosaur fossil exhibit was spectacular. We enjoyed our visit very much.

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Thank Saskia C
Roscoe, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

So cool - my son basically grew up here and wanted to go constantly. Plenty to do and well worth the money, especially if you purchase the season pass and go every week :-)

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Thank gina208
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016 via mobile

My, almost 5 year old, grandson loved this museum. Some interactive, some video and life size dinosaurs. 4 floors of great exhibits. A tunnel walk takes you to the other fantastic place for children of all ages- the Discovery Center. Discount if visiting both. Some days are "donation days" with free or discounted entry fees.

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