Our goal at the Burpee Museum of Natural History is to fill faces with wonder. Our many unique exhibits have been known to intrigue visitors young, old and in-between...both onsite and virtually. Great detail and care goes into all of our exhibits, and there’s plenty to see for everyone! Make Burpee your destination for wonder!
It is the mission of Burpee Museum of Natural History to inspire all people to engage in a lifetime of discovery and learning about the natural world, through preservation and interpretation.
Classes, Special Events, and Fun!
Spring is an exciting time at Burpee Museum with Art of the Earth, Homeschool and Enrichment, Boy Scout Merit Badge classes, and KidVentures & Explorers!
Join us for fun, special events such as our Green Class Series, Eggstravaganza, summer camps, and expeditions!
We can't wait to see you at the museum!
In-Person & Virtual Trips Now at Burpee
Standing in the shadow of a real dinosaur, or staring into the eyes of a living turtle makes the trip into our museum something children remember for years to come! Plan your upcoming visit to Burpee with a large variety of new options.
Burpee offers revamped field trips that are aligned to NGSS science expectations and opens the door to great non-fiction reading opportunities to improve literacy, critical thinking, and evidence based reasoning. Add on a lab experience or workshop to enhance your museum experience!
Promotions & Special Events
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Location & Hours
Burpee Museum of Natural History
737 North Main Street
Rockford, IL 61103
Monday - Sunday: 10 AM - 5 PM
Please see our "Events" page to reserve tickets.
New Year's Day, Independence Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Burpee will abide by the current recommendations of the Winnebago County Health Department. Masking will only be required when the health department requires masks. However, if you are feeling ill, we ask that you wear a mask or delay your visit until you are symptom free.
Museum General Admission
Adults 13 and Over: $12.00
Children 4 through 12: $10.00
Children up to 3: FREE