The idea for a paleontology symposium was born at Burpee Museum over 20 years ago. In that time PaleoFest has become a local phenomenon, Burpee has shared an all-star cast of speakers with the community, and the tradition continues to grow. Our young attendees and volunteers have grown into noted scientists, speakers and writers themselves! We are proud to feature Steve Brusatte, who attended early PaleoFests and is now a paleontologist and evolutionary biologist, as our Saturday dinner keynote speaker.
Enjoy special activities throughout the museum only available on PaleoFest weekend. Get hands-on at activity stations and enjoy paleontology for the whole family. Museum admission does not include lecture pass or workshop pass. Museum Admission not available online or in advance.
Visit the website for more details and to buy tickets for the dinner, lectures, and family workshops.
Directions: 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.