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.
- Native American (special box available for younger children)
- Bird Eggs
- Whitetail Deer
- Dinosaur Teeth and Claws
- 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