Burpee Museum of Natural History

  • Museums and Tours
  • Travel Illinois
  • Rockford
737 N. Main St
Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 965-3433
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    Explore the natural world. Dinosaurs, rocks and minerals, Native American cultures, and a fossil prep viewing lab-visit us today!

    Burpee Museum has four floors of modern exhibits. Exhibits are specimen based, with strong interactive and educational components. The first floor is dedicated to paleontology; take a walk through time as your visit exhibits chronicling key times in earth's history. The Geoscience exhibit is located on the second floor, where rocks and minerals, fluorescent minerals, and the geology of the region can be found. Third floor exhibits include the Windows to Wilderness exhibit on Rock River Valley biology and the First People exhibit which introduces visitors to different Native American cultures. Located in the basement is the Dean Olson Viewing lab where fossil and biological specimens are prepared for exhibit.