Burpee Museum of Natural History

A face filled with wonder is a common sight at the Burpee Museum of Natural History. From Jane the T-Rex and Homer the Triceratops to the 5,000-square-foot traveling exhibit hall, Burpee is your window to natural history.

Burpee DinoBurpee Museum has four floors of modern exhibits. The first floor is dedicated to paleontology; take a walk through time as you visit exhibits chronicling key times in earth's history. The Geoscience exhibit is located on the second floor, where rocks and minerals, fluorescent minerals, and the geology of the region can be found. Third floor exhibits include the Windows to Wilderness exhibit on Rock River Valley biology, and the First People exhibit, which introduces visitors to different Native American cultures. Located in the lower level. is the Dean Olson Viewing lab, where fossil and biological specimens are prepared for exhibit.

The museum also hosts traveling exhibits, special events, and programs throughout the year.

The Burpee Museum of Natural History does offer free admission days during the year, call 815.965.3433 for exact dates and times.

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