The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

2430 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614 - United States



Museum Day Hours of Operation: 10:00 am ‐ 5:00 pm

For 160 years, The Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum has worked to connect urban dwellers with our region's nature and science.


- Backyard Adventures (Grand Opening!)
- Chicago's Parks: The Backyards We All Share (Grand Opening)
- The Judy Istock Butterfly Haven
- Istock Family Look-In Lab
- Mysteries of the Marsh
- RiverWorks
- 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
- NatureTrails

Live animal feeding: 1:00 pm
First Flight Butterfly Release: 2:00 pm
Critter Connections throughout the day

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