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PaleoFest 2017

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Celebrate 19 years of Fossils & Dinosaurs at Burpee Museum’s PaleoFest. Engage in make-and-take workshops, explore in hands-on paleo stations, venture through unique exhibits and learn with WORLD renowned Paleontologist! Fossil Fun for the whole Family! The keynote speaker is Dr. Matt Lamanna, Curator of Paleontology at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh. He will discussing paleo-adventures and fieldwork from Egypt to Antarctica.

One and two day passes, as well as our Family Workshops, include general admission! We are introducing a NEW, special package which includes a two day pass plus the dinner event with Dr. Lamanna at a savings to both members and nonmembers.

Registration is now open. Visit the website for a full schedule of events.

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.

PaleoFest 2017
  • March 4-5, 2017
  • Burpee Museum of Natural History
  • $10 public | $5 members | Does not include lectures and workshops
  • Recurring daily