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Burpee Museum of Natural History is a research based institution in Rockford, IL with a mission to inspire lifelong learning in the natural sciences through education, conservation, and research.  From exhibitions that engage visitors young and old, to the groundbreaking research  efforts driven by our active paleontological research department and extensive artifacts and specimen collection, we’re on a mission to engage the general public in science and share the wonders of the natural world!

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If you’re working on a story that requires an in-person visit to Burpee Museum, we can offer you free admission. Contact us to submit your credentials and arrange for passes.(