There’s something new at Burpee this summer! Wonderful Wednesdays feature special-themed, one-day-only activities in the museum, including science demonstrations, live animal interactions, and a special series of Animal Hour Family Classes. Special activities start at 10 a.m.
As the day turns to late afternoon, food and drink is available on the terrace of Burpee from local bars and restaurants. Families can purchase food or buy a meal while watching free live music at Music on the Rock. Tickets are free for the lawn; VIP reserved seats are $15.
June 12 - Survival: Animal Kingdom June 19 - The Animal Kingdom June 26 - Fossil Frenzy
July 10 - Famous Flyers July 17 - Scales and Tails July 24 - The Web of Life July 31 - Mammal Mania
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.