Teacher Boxes

Can't bring your class to the Museum? Bring the Museum to your class! Teacher boxes are available for pickup at the Museum and most contain items that can be touched.

Fee: $10.00 for non-members and $5.00 for members. The boxes and specimens may be kept for one week. You may also want to consider an outreach program.

Boxes available:

  • Native American (special box available for younger children)
  • Bats
  • Bird Eggs
  • Whitetail Deer
  • Trees
  • Fossils
  • Dinosaur Teeth and Claws
  • Minerals
  • Oceans
  • Sensory Awareness

Individual specimens available (encased in acrylic cubes):

  • Apatosaurus Skull Cast (large, heavy)
  • American Kestrel
  • Screech Owl
  • Prairie Chicken
  • Belted Kingfisher
  • Great Horned Owl (large, heavy)
  • Songbirds (Robin, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and Fox Sparrow in one case)
  • Blandings Turtle

I.D.N.R. Resource Trunks

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources has partnered with Burpee to offer a convenient pick up/ drop off location in downtown Rockford. Trunks are free to Educators in Illinois and can be kept for up to one week. The following trunks are available: Aquatic Illinois, Illinois Birds, Illinois Fossils, Illinois Mammals, Insects & Spiders of Illinois, Invasive Species, Nature Back Pack, People & Animals of Illinois' Past, Illinois Prairies, Illinois State Symbols, Illinois Trees.

Contact Sheila Rawlings for more information on Teacher Boxes