Time: 1½ to 2½ hours
Location: Peggy Notebaert Museum, 2430 N.
Cannon Drive; Alfred Caldwell Lily Pond, Fullerton and
Cost: Parking $19 for three hours.
Admission to Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum: $9, $6 kids 3-12, free
2 and under
The museum, with its butterflies and birds (access to
North Pond Micole Birdwalk at the back), is one of the
tot-friendliest stroller- and parking-accessible
- Try to find free parking on Cannon Drive. If there's none, park
at the northernmost tip of the Lincoln Park Zoo lot. From here it's
a good 15-minute stroll (about 400 steps) to the entrance of the
- We've kept this jaunt bird and butterfly specific-visit another
day for lots more stuff. Allow at least 30 minutes for the Judy
Istock Butterfly Haven. Take a break, then 20 minutes in the Birds
of Illinois exhibit (115 specimens). Riverworks is a fun water play
area to finish with, if you don't mind getting wet.
- Take another snack and potty break, then head outside through
the rear to view some of the flowers and animals of Lincoln Park's
North Pond via the museum's stroller-accessible Micole
- Optional extra loop: Pack your stroller into the car and take a
shady walk around the Alfred Caldwell Lily Pond located right at
the corner of the zoo parking lot and Fullerton