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PaleoFest 2024 at Burpee Museum of Natural History

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Sat, Mar 02 – Sun, Mar 03, 2024

737 North Main Street, Rockford, IL 61103

Please join Burpee Museum as we celebrate our 26th annual PaleoFest event on March 2-3, 2024. Over the last 25 years, PaleoFest has become the premier paleontology event that brings the general public together to mingle.

From dinosaurs to mammoths to fish to microfossils and neuro paleontology and everything in between, PaleoFest has something for all ages and all paleontology interests including daytime talks, family workshops, Paleo Passport stations, Art of the Earth classes and exploring the exhibit halls of the museum. Join us for a weekend where the center of the paleontology world is right here in Rockford, Illinois, home of Jane the juvenile T. rex and Homer the juvenile Triceratops! More information will be coming soon, so please visit often for speaker updates, classes, PaleoFest workshops and more!

Not Just for Professional Scientists. Students, interested community members, and aspiring scientists are encouraged to join the experts as they share stories, research, and experiences. It is an excellent opportunity to make connections and become inspired!

Not ready for the lectures? Families can still enjoy hands-on workshops, lectures for children, and activities for families throughout our museum…paleo science is presented in a fun, big way.

Family Fun! Bring your best dino roar and paleo costume and jump into so many fun ways to experience the museum. Learn about prehistoric animals and explore the halls of Burpee!

Note: An adult must accompany children ages 4-12.

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