Burpee Museum of Natural History

737 N. Main St.
Rockford, IL 61103- Map It
Phone: (815) 965-3433

AAA Editor Notes

Burpee Museum of Natural History is at 737 N. Main St. in the Riverfront Museum Park. Exhibits include collections relating to American Indians, animals, plants, minerals, fossils, a coal forest with thunderstorms, rocks and mounted birds and mammals as well as a full-size cast of an adult T. rex skeleton. Jane: Diary of a Dinosaur is an exhibit housing a remarkably complete 66-million-year-old fossilized skeleton of a juvenile T. rex discovered in 2001. Homer, a Triceratops discovered in 2005, also is on display. Visitors can watch scientists at work through the Paleo Viewing Lab window. Traveling exhibits and special events are offered.
$8; $7 (ages 4-12).
Hours: Tues.-Sun. and Mon. holidays 10-5. Closed Jan. 1, Easter, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas. Phone ahead to confirm schedule.