The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614 - United States
Do you ever wonder how a butterfly gets its colors? Or how turtles hibernate? Do you wonder how birds know where to migrate each year? For over 160 years, the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum has served a unique role in the city of Chicago connecting children of all ages to nature and science through immersive exhibits, fun family events, important conservation research and in-depth education programs, inspiring the wonder in all of us.
- Dragons Alive
- The Judy Istock Butterfly Haven
- Istock Family Look-In Lab
- Mysteries of the Marsh
- Wilderness Walk
- Birds of Chicago
- Extreme Green House
- Micole Birdwalk
- Beecher Collections Laboratory
- Hands-On Habitat
- Heritage of the Chicago Academy of Sciences
- Nature’s Lunchbox
- Nature Trails
- Story Time: 11 a.m.
- Critter Connection: 12 p.m.
- Live Animal Feeding: 1 p.m.
- First Flight Butterfly Release: 2 p.m.
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