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NameBurpee Museum of Natural History
Address737 N. Main St
Riverfront Museum Park
Rockford, IL 61103
TypeAttraction
CategoryMuseum
DescriptionThe award-winning exhibit, Jane: Diary of a Dinosaur, explores the history of the young T. rex skeleton found by Burpee researchers in the badlands of Montana, called one of the ten most important dinosaur discoveries in the past 100 years. Also new: Burpee recently added Homer, a juvenile Triceratops to their dinosaur collection. Homer was found in the Montana Badlands by Burpee volunteers, just like Jane. Visitors can view his skull and see Burpee staff members working on his bones in the lab. Families can also enjoy The Children's Gallery--a special place for children to explore and discover. Windows to Wilderness focuses on the nature of the Rock River Valley, and Burpee's Green Roof is the first rooftop garden in Rockford. Other exhibits include: life-sized Tyrannosaurus rex and Woolly Mammoth skeletal casts; Pennsylvanian coal forest with simulated thunderstorms; Native American exhibit with full-sized dwellings; Geoscience; and a viewing lab where visitors can watch Burpee staff work on specimens from the museum's collections and recent dinosaur discoveries. Don't miss Burpee Museum's annual PaleoFest in March.
Phone 1(815) 965-3433
Handicapped AccessibleNo
Websitewww.burpee.org
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Last Updated12/11/2014
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