Burpee Museum of Natural History, Rockford

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  • This was a very interesting museum. It was small enough to be able to read all the information and view the displays without getting tired or bored (great for school aged kids) The displays were well-...  more »
  • A very nice museum especially for kids! They do have some wonderful fossils and many other unique items.  more »
  • One of the most interesting museums in Rockford. Tons of interesting exhibits,lots of learning and exploring. Kids friendly and usually not crowded at all. If you are visiting with kids, you can walk ...  more »
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  • Excellent natural history museum located near downtown Rockford, Illinois. They have everything from Dinosaurs to soil samples. Three floors of exhibits and interactive activities. There is a gift shop on the first floor. The place is always clean and the staff are always friendly. Definitely worth a visit if you're in the area and want to see some bones and fossils!
  • Very clean museum and tons of interesting exhibits. Every month there are special events. There are also donation days where there is free admission but optional donation. It is a very peaceful and quiet museum. I think it's great for families and children who prefer a more calm and quiet environment.
  • My son and I had a great time! The gift shop is a little pricey but it was still pretty nice! I'm glad we have this little gem in Rockford
  • There are three floors to the Museum. The bottom floor has all sorts of ancient animals and lots of dinosaurs, T-Rex and Triceratops. The middle floor has all kinds of information about the local geology of Illinois. The top floor has all sorts of information about the oak hickory Forest, Wetland, and prairie ecosystems in Illinois. My two year old son has been here a dozen times and loves it.
  • I'm from WI, it was about a two hour drive. My Milwaukee discovery museum membership worked at this location! It was a great place!

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