Burpee Museum of Natural History, Rockford

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  • August 11, 2017
    Great collection of dinosaur bones and reconstructions. Great learning center. Have to meet "Jane" a rare find.  more »
  • June 23, 2017
    Exhibits change periodically and there's always some interactive stuff throughout the exhibits. Great for kids and adults.  more »
  • June 17, 2017
    Such a fun local gem! My kiddos love seeing the dinosaurs and all the wildlife exhibits. They even have fun events and traveling exhibits like monster sharks etc. A great place for the family to have ...  more »
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  • June 27, 2017
    This is a fantastic Museum. Anybody who complains about the price is stuck in 1950 and has no clue what goes on at a museum behind the scenes. You can bring a family of four here and spend five hours for less than 25 dollars. Also, they keep safe - and allow access to - tens of thousands of preserved plants/animals/remains. The parking is the best I've ever experienced for a museum.
  • May 6, 2017
    Best museum ever! High quality displays, very nice staff, and just all around happiness! I especially enjoy the Homer exhibit. The highest floor is one of my favorites. All of those cool animals, some even living!
  • April 19, 2017
    It's nice. But...It's too small and lacking for the price. Admission shouldn't be more then $5 for adults and free-$3 for children, you're a museum and a learning center for children held at a higher standard of integrity profit should not be your goal nor incentive to exist and operate. Just saying. Sincerely, Rockford resident. P.s. Taxation is theft :-)
  • March 26, 2017
    We were pleasantly surprised by the well made exhibits. They were very informative and well written. There is a very interesting history of this museum which made the experience much more impressive.
  • February 13, 2017
    Very nice museum of Natural History. Lots to see and learn. Jane the dinosaur is cool to see and learn about. Discovered where they work on digging out bones in the basement. Fascinating! Learned about Geological history of Rockford too.

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