First Floor Exhibits

The first floor of Burpee Museum features a walk through time, starting 450 million years ago right here in Illinois. Touch real fossils and enjoy life-size dioramas.  Walk through time and spot some amazing creatures along the way, from a 6-foot arthropleura recreation to the most complete and best-preserved juvenileT. Rex ever discovered Jane!

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Ordovician Sea
The Coal Forest
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A River of Dinosaurs: Jurassic Journey
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Jane: A Diary of a Dinosaur
Homer’s Odyssey