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PaleoFest 2015

Burpee Museum of Natural History: 737 N. Main St. Rockford, IL 61103
It's Burpee's annual and internationally-recognized PaleoFest!
In association with the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, PaleoFest 2015, focuses on the Triassic and Jurassic time periods, "The Beginning of Dinosaurs and the Origin of the Modern World." This year's event is a symposium, presenting over 20 renowned speakers, exclusive programs and activities, and a special dinner and lecture with Dr. Hans-Dieter Sues. An event for all ages!

Burpee Museum: 8159653433, or visit http://burpee.org/page.asp?PageID=46


New Year Around the World

Burpee Museum of Natural History, 737 N. Main St. Rockford, IL 61103
Join us for this annual family celebration to welcome the arrival of the New Year! On each hour participants can welcome the New Year as it occurs around the globe. Families can make a variety of traditional New Year crafts from around the world and see displays of items from other countries, including specimens from the Museum's permanent collections!

Burpee Museum, 8159653433, 737 N. Main St. Rockford, IL 61103


Night at Burpee Museum

Burpee Museum of Natural History: 737 N. Main St. Rockford, IL 61103
Ever wondered what it is like in the Museum at night? Join us for this fun filled family event to explore the Museum and participate in lots of special activities, including storytelling, learning about the night sky with Mr. Gary Soper, watching a movie, getting up close to some live creepy crawlies, and much more!
Cost is $10/person
Last admission is 11pm, but feel free to come and go as you please!


Burpee Museum of Natural History, 8159653433, 737 N. Main St. Rockford, IL 61103