Burpee Museum increases admission prices

Effective March 1, admission rates to Burpee Museum of Natural History at 737 N. Main St. in Rockford will see a modest increase.

General admission for adults will be $5 per person; children (ages 3-17) will be $4 per child. Children 2 and younger are admitted free of charge. Every Wednesday, year round, the Museum is free for general admissions. Museum members always receive free general admission as part of their membership benefits.

This is Burpee Museum’s first admission increase since opening the 42,000 square-foot Robert H. Solem Wing in 1999. Permanent exhibits include the following: Windows to Wilderness, which opened in September 2004 and explores nature in the Rock River Valley; 300-Million-Year-Old Tropical Coal Forest, GeoScience, and The First People: Native Americans in North America.

The Burpee’s installation of its JANE preview exhibit opened to the public in October 2003. The exhibit traces JANE through her 66 million-year long journey from the Badlands of Montana to her new home at the Burpee Museum. JANE Diary of a Dinosaur will open to the public the end of June 2005.

The Burpee Museum, a Rockford-area community landmark and scientific educator for nearly 66 years, provides quality natural history educational programs and state-of-the-art exhibits for children and adults.

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