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Night Sounds returns to its original location in the Barnes Mansion. Beautiful night dancers will prepare you for your exciting adventure on the historic porch of the Barnes family home as the entertainment often did at a Barnes party. You will be greeted by “Julia Barnes” in full victorian costume, and tours of portions of the historic home built in the 1890s. What will you encounter in this home!?

Check out some science experiments so cool…its scary…thanks to the mad scientists. Don’t miss the story telling and marshmallow roasting outside as we enjoy the real “night sounds” on the back of the picturesque Rock River.This is a family night to remember.  Join us…if you dare!!

Bring your flashlight and enjoy this special one-of-a-kind evening in a location rarely open to the public!  

Note: Admission prices include evening admission to Barnes Mansion Only. The Museum will not be open during this special event.

Subarea:Rockford Downtown

Burpee Museum - 737 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103 - From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west on Business 20 6.5 miles to IL 2 north (Wyman St., first street past the Rock River); right on IL 2 five blocks to the museum complex on the right side of the one-way street (N. Main St.). From the south, I-39: west on US 20 Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main St.); north on IL 2 through the downtown to the museum complex. Park in the Riverfront Museum parking lot or the Burpee Museum lot. An above-ground tunnel connects Riverfront Museum Park and Burpee Museum.

Night Sounds
  • October 19, 2018
  • Burpee Museum of Natural History
  • $5 children | $6 adults | $20 family pass (immediate family, 6 people) | $2 museum members