Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Chicago, Ill.


2430 N. Cannon Drive
Chicago, Ill. 60614
(773) 755-5100
Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
Admission: $9, $7 seniors and students, $6 kids 3-12, free kids under 3. Thursday is suggested donation day for IL residents.

This is a lovely way to introduce children to nature. The highlight for most children is the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven where more than 1,000 butterflies from around the world fly free. There are also exhibits to climb in, splash in and explore an extreme green house. The Nature Museum features a wide range of interactive opportunities for guests to connect with nature; including indoor exhibits to climb on and splash in, such as Hands-on Habitat and RiverWorks, as well as outdoor attractions like the Micole Birdwalk and Nature Trails, which are especially enjoyable during the warm summer season. The museum offers a variety of daily events for children and adults, including animal feedings at 1 p.m. and butterfly releases at 2 p.m. Strollers available for rent. Food is available at the gift shop on-site. Paid parking is available nearby or look for free street parking. It's also convenient to public transportation.

Ongoing events

Frogs: A Chorus of Colors

November 5, 2016 - January 22, 2017
Chicago Parent Special Needs Playdate

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