$10.00 rental fee General Public
$5.00 rental fee (Burpee Members)
Can’t bring your class to the Museum? Bring the Museum to your class!
Teacher boxes are available for pickup at the Museum! Each box contains touchable items, lesson materials, and real museum resources. Resources can be reserved by calling 815.965.3433 or completing the form below. Watch the video below to see what you can expect when checking out a Burpee teacher box!
Available Teacher Boxes:
Dinosaur Teeth and Claws
Native American for younger children
Individual specimens available (encased in acrylic cubes):
Apatosaurus Skull Cast (large, heavy)
Great Horned Owl (large, heavy)
Songbirds (Robin, Rose-breasted Grosbeak, and Fox Sparrow in one case)
I.D.N.R. Resource Trunks
*All IDNR Boxes are currently unavailable due to covid-19 restrictions*
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:
Insects & Spiders of Illinois
Nature Back Pack
People & Animals of Illinois’ Past
Illinois State Symbols
Note: You are allowed to check out up to TWO boxes, for up to ONE week.