Burpee Museum of Natural History

Burpee Museum of Natural History A gem in the Rockford community since 1942, Burpee Museum of Natural History is equipped with 4 floors of engaging exhibits, suitable for the whole family!
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Mission Statement: To inspire all people to engage in a lifetime of discovery and learning about the natural world, through preservation and interpretation. Proud member of Blue Star Museums. (Free admission to any active military family from Memorial Day through Labor Day) ASTC affiliated . General Admission Prices: Adult (13 & up) $10, Kids (4-12y/o) $9, and Toddlers (3 & under) Free! Additional fees for special exhibits my apply.

Join Burpee Museum this Summer for adventure from HOME! Sign up for 1 Burpee Without Walls Camp or ALL 5!  Virtual reali...
05/27/2020

Join Burpee Museum this Summer for adventure from HOME! Sign up for 1 Burpee Without Walls Camp or ALL 5! Virtual reality, a box of supplies for your own experiments....and special activities. There is something for everyone to stay busy and safe this summer!
Go to www.burpee.org to learn more!
Sign up HERE: https://www.shopburpee.org/shop/virtual-summer-camp-/6

How does Burpee Without Walls Camp work?

1. In the mail, you get a Burpee Camp Science Box! Filled with Science Experiment Kit(s) for at home and outside activities, a camp t-shirt, water bottle,and more you will be digging into Burpee activities all week. (Burpee Camp Science Box NOT available for One Day Adventures)
2. Online, join us for how-to videos assisting you through the at home experiments and activities, read-alouds, and interviews with scientists.
3. Through our online portal, enter the museum in a 360 degree Virtual Reality experience. Walk through the halls as if it were a video game, clicking on hot spots, and enjoying different spaces with different special activities for each day.

05/14/2020
Unveiling our virtual reality experiences in Burpee Museum!

Wow! Virtual Burpee—360 exploration!! Watch!! Free to kids K-12 for spring virtual experiences with their classes, or schools! For more information email [email protected]
These experiences are made possible by YOUR continued support and donations. Thank you!
You can support Burpee by buying a teacher a super gift (proceeds benefit Burpee Free Field Trips!) https://thejtdesigns.com/products/teacher-strong?_pos=1&_sid=e67d7c3f1&_ss=r
If you want to support Burpee directly, you can do so here: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=Ldie-xZmEcFkB25Njm-tOS56OBiTXmm4KrrB9itsYMU0zWOzhr4wMBqxqfjbqb4Wlz_szG&country.x=US&locale.x=US

Rockford Art Deli is working hard for local businesses like Burpee Museum! They are trying to print shirts and ship out ...
05/11/2020

Rockford Art Deli is working hard for local businesses like Burpee Museum! They are trying to print shirts and ship out as much as they can, and as fast as they can.
Support local businesses by purchasing t-shirts from their #HereForGoodRFKD campaign!
Don't forget to grab a Burpee Museum t-shirt before it ends at the end of May!
LINK: https://rockfordartdeli.com/products/burpee-museum

05/05/2020
Rockford Art Museum

Rockford Art Museum

Go behind the scenes with us as we discuss the work on display in our special exhibition SELECTIONS ON LOAN FROM THE COLLECTION OF BURPEE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY. Our Executive Director/Curator Carrie Johnson will be joined by Burpee Museum's Anne Weerda and Josh Mathews to discuss the amazing taxidermy and the collaboration between our two museums.

05/01/2020
Burpee Museum Staff Sing Hallelujah Science 2020

We miss you! Check out this video, made by staff, as a a peek into what we are up to, and how things feel on our end! Good laugh promised.

After weeks of being closed, the science museum, staff shares a look behind the scenes at how we are feeling, what we are doing, and how we are hopeful. Our ...

04/23/2020

A little happy dose of cuteness! 😍 this is a juvenile crested gecko eating. He is standing in water licking his food off the side of the ledge. We often leave food in multiple spots much like how they naturally forage for food.

04/23/2020

Hanging with the Tegus today!!

04/20/2020

Freddy and Rocky are getting some sunshine!

04/19/2020
Our City, Our Story

We love you Rockford! Stay hopeful. Love, learn, and be well. Don’t miss the free science from burpee on Facebook and YouTube!

Even though the streets are empty, you can't say the same about our hearts.

Consider supporting us for $1 per video at our Patreon page:
http://www.patreon.com/ourcityourstory

Thank you who all who helped in making this crowdsourced video.

Jared Weidman at JW Aerial Image
Airamis Clark
Jason Judd
Maria Falzone
Vic Rivera
Patrick and Lucy McDonough
Paul Sletten
Josh Binning at Lucha Cantina
Carol Bingley and family
Colleen Benthal
Miles Nielsen
Jon Rozman
The many many many heart photo contributors
Ashley Hancock
Rhiannon Yandell
Helen Molina-Tobon
Lovina Youngman
Maureen Kirschmann
Robyn Bernd
Sarah Eisele Renicker
The many masked contributors

Music by Zach Staas, and Daniel Pingrey.

Produced by Pablo Korona

Tune in tomorrow at 11:30 AM to hear Burpee’s Anne a Weerda speak with Representative Maurice West and Carrie Johnson of...
04/17/2020

Tune in tomorrow at 11:30 AM to hear Burpee’s Anne a Weerda speak with Representative Maurice West and Carrie Johnson of Rockford Art Museum on how museums are still here for our community during this time. The talk will be broadcasted live on Rep. Maurice A. West II’s page.

The Burpee reptiles send you hugs today. Even Rocky the tortoise got outside for some good exercise in the sunshine! Lov...
04/12/2020

The Burpee reptiles send you hugs today. Even Rocky the tortoise got outside for some good exercise in the sunshine! Love to all the Burpee fans! We miss you.

04/06/2020
Backyard Birds with Burpee Museum

Watch birds from your backyard with these easy home made feeders! Want to learn more? Josh and Anne have a series of bird videos looking at feet to beaks to nests!! Subscribe at You Tube to help Burpee Museum and get the info.

Burpee Museum is back with another fun "stay at home" activity. Here, you learn to build three different bird feeders in your back yard. This is a great recy...

04/03/2020
Ecosystem In A Jar

❤️”This is awesome...you have to see this” 5 year old Tommy. Your morning moment of science is here! *PLEASE subscribe to Burpee on YouTube to help us build a following* As promised, we are shifting gears a little. Printouts and download to do this at home are in the YouTube link. Enjoy this amazingly fun, and safe social distancing science activity! We will continue to fill the world with fun science to do while you can not visit Burpee...we will continue to teach science! Love to you all!!

https://youtu.be/jiQRRIPy-hs

Join us as we explore a simple, yet amazing activity you can do right in your own backyard! Want to learn more? Download the directions, materials, and organ...

04/02/2020

New exhibit at Burpee....sneak peek!!

03/31/2020

Learning about teeth

03/30/2020
03/27/2020

Fossil Lake: Live from Burpee Museum! Thanks for learning about the Green River Formation plants and animals with us!

03/27/2020

The Green River: A Fossil Lake!

03/26/2020
Dog Training Fun

Here is a fun challenge to work with your animals at home!

03/25/2020

Northern Illinois Food Bank has donated 15 Family Food Boxes for students at our after school Constance Lane Elementary School program. The boxes will be available on a first come first serve biases, starting at 11:00AM at Burpee Museum.

03/25/2020

As Josh heads into the pits of our collection the Internet is not as reliable. Josh is going to make a video in a few moments and post that... showing the exciting pieces in the cabinets! Stay tuned.

03/25/2020
03/25/2020

We are going live. Internet is not behaving...give us a moment!!

03/24/2020
Our fellow museum scientists have some amazing models you can download and make at home!! Check this out!!❤️❤️❤️
03/23/2020

Our fellow museum scientists have some amazing models you can download and make at home!! Check this out!!❤️❤️❤️

Nuestros amigos de Musée Associatif d'Histoire Naturelle (https://www.facebook.com/MAHNMuseum/) subieron estos hermosos modelos para armar 😍.

Descarguen en el enlace pdf 👇, impriman a color y armen sus propios modelos en 3D 🤓.

👉 Ictiosaurio, reptil marino del Mesozoico.
PDF Download on WAS Drive: https://bit.ly/2Uf4wgd.

👉 Escarabajo, Onthophagus gazella.
PDF Download on WAS Drive: http://www.shorturl.at/fnswC.

👉 Mantis orquídea rosada, Hymenopus coronatus.
PDF Download on WAS Drive: https://bit.ly/3b6Obks.
PDF Instructions on WAS Drive: https://bit.ly/2QmLl2

#Méxicosequedaencasa

Try it and share it! We are testing the pH of different liquids! Share and comment if you have a cool kitchen experiment...
03/23/2020

Try it and share it! We are testing the pH of different liquids! Share and comment if you have a cool kitchen experiment, and comment your pictures of trying kitchen science experiments!!

03/23/2020
Today. Kitchen science at 10:30.  Let’s talk chemistry.
03/23/2020

Today. Kitchen science at 10:30. Let’s talk chemistry.

03/20/2020
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03/19/2020
03/18/2020

We will see you tomorrow, we are learning about Arthropods!

Address

737 N. Main Street
Rockford, IL
61103

The Rockford Mass Transit Bus #14, N. Main line, stops near the front of the museum. Visit http://www.rmtd.org/where.php for more information.

Opening Hours

Tuesday 10:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 17:00
Thursday 10:00 - 17:00
Friday 10:00 - 17:00
Saturday 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday 10:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(815) 965-3433

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My kids found this skull in a nearby creek. Could you help us solve what animal it might be? Some big teeth!!
Our sensory bottles with oil and water
Are you live today yet? I am not seeing it and it is 10:35 😭
Paleo Fest was really interesting and informative. Loved the museum too!
We at the Native American Awareness Committee are Rebuilding & Recovering following a flood & the loss of Our Founder/Event Coordinator "Mac" Spotted Horse. In True Native Spirit we are Honoring his Memory by Continuing his Dream of Promoting & Educating Native American Culture to Rockford & the Surrounding Areas. We are Returning to Beattie Park for Our 24th Year to Host the Honoring The Mounds Gathering. Honoring Native American Culture & Promoting Awareness of the Significance of the Native Burial Mounds located at Beattie Park. As Always this Family Friendly Event is FREE & Open to the Public Drumming, Dancing, Live Demonstrations, Children's Arts & Crafts, Vendors, Food, Raffles & Much More. Come Join Us to Celebrate Rockford's Rich Native American Culture Past & Present! SATURDAY AUGUST 10TH 10 AM TO 4 PM BEATTIE PARK 400 BLOCK NORTH MAIN STREET ROCKFORD, IL 61107
The SCIENCE of JURASSIC PARK Saturday October 27 at 2-3 PM at Lizzadro Museum of Lapidary Art [Elmhurst, IL] This unique presentation by Donald Baumgartner, M.S. examines the science facts and myths behind the movies. For optimum experience, watch the movies before coming and bring your fossils for identification after the show. Real dinosaur fossils will be available for sale. Lecture – 2 p.m. – 75 minutes – Ages 10 and Up Fee: $8.00 per person; Museum Members Free Reservations Recommended call the Museum at 630.833.1616 for reservations
Are there any fall or winter classes? The website still only lists summer classes
Good evening! I received a complimentary pack of "Common Milkweed Seeds" this week in the mail. This is exact plant that my girlfriend wants. I want to start the seeds for her, but on the pkge it says "See Burpee.org for more info". Well, I have scoured throughout your website, but to no avail about the Common Milkweed Seeds. Could you please direct me? Thank you! Kathie Klaman
Are you doing caterpillars again this year?
Good day at the museum with Homer
Don't forget to bring in your own artifacts and have them identified by a local expert!