Recreation & Destinations
Children regularly tour Burpee Museum of Natural History for a closer look at artifacts including Jane, a 21-foot juvenile Tyrannosaurus Rex. But with this new app, museum director Anne Weerda hopes to reach children wherever they’re learning.
Burpee Museum’s New App Explores Natural History

Now, there’s a way to learn about natural history without even stepping foot inside Rockford’s Burpee Museum.

Sample local and international wines at the annual Wine on the Fox tasting event, happening this year May 4-5.
NWQ Getaway Guide, Cabin Fever Edition

A great weekend’s journey isn’t so far away. Here are some excellent places to visit.

Experience what it’s like to be a nurse on April 13, at Discovery Center Museum, in Rockford.
Events @ a Glance: Recreation & Destinations Calendar

A great weekend’s journey isn’t so far from home. Here are some excellent places to visit.

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Thomas the Tank Engine Comes To Life at Discovery Center Museum

The “Thomas & Friends” exhibit at the Discovery Center Museum encourages children to play while learning valuable concepts in science, technology, engineering and math. Learn what else awaits for kids and adults this winter.

Aurora is home to the popular Paramount Theater, where Broadway shows grace the stage. About 300,000 people visit the award-winning theater each year. (Aurora CVB photos)
NWQ Getaway Guide, Holiday/Winter Edition

A great weekend’s journey isn’t so far away. Here are some excellent places to visit.