ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- Burpee Museum of Natural History has announced the extension of “Rick’s Picks: A Lifelong Affair with Guitars & Music,” now open through Sunday, April 14. Originally scheduled to close on April 10, the exhibit continues to draw crowds from all over. Rick’s Picks features guitars, clothing, and other memorabilia from the collections of Cheap Trick’s guitarist and songwriter, Rick Nielsen.
The museum is open from 10:00am to 5:00pm Sunday through Thursday; 10:00 am to 9:00 pm Friday and Saturday through the run of the exhibit. Admission is $15 per adult; $8 per adult all day Fridays; and $8 per adult after 5:00pm on Saturdays. Burpee Museum is closed on March 31 in observance of the Easter holiday.
On Monday, April 1, Burpee Museum of Natural History will host a “Cheap Trick Day” event from 6:00 pm to 9:00pm. Tickets are $10.00 and include admission to the Rick’s Picks exhibit. Several items will be raffled, including the specially designed Hamer guitar featuring images of Rick Nielsen and Jane, Burpee’s own juvenile T. rex. Raffle tickets cost $1 each and are available at the museum. Need not be present to win.