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  • 9:00 am-5:00 pm July 19, Thursday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Free Admission to Illinois Residents

    Recurring Event: Every Thursday

    Free Admission to Illinois Residents

    Description

    Illinois residents can enjoy free admission as part of our Suggested Donation Thursdays. Explore the entire museum – no special exhibit admission required! Plus, enjoy our daily programming, including Story Time, Critter Connections, Animal Feedings, and the First Flight Butterfly Release at no additional cost.

    Love the Nature Museum? Support us with a donation on your next visit. Want to enjoy free admission year round? Become a Nature Museum member and enjoy free admission every day, plus discounts on programs, and invitations to exclusive events for one low price. Learn more at naturemuseum.org/membership

  • 11:00 am-11:30 am July 19, Thursday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Story Time

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Story Time

    Description

    Head to Hands-On Habitat to listen to a story picked for our littlest visitors, and then keep the fun going with games and activities.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 11:30 am-11:45 am July 19, Thursday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Amphibian Critter Connection

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Amphibian Critter Connection

    Description

    When you hear the word "amphibian," what do you think of? Frogs? Toads? Actually, amphibians are a pretty diverse family of critters who are just as different as they are alike. Join us to learn about their similarities and differences, and to meet some of our resident amphibians!

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm July 19, Thursday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Critter Connection

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Critter Connection

    Description

    Snakes, turtles, salamanders...more than 50 animal species reside in our lab. Get up close with one of our critters and learn about our animal friends that live at the Nature Museum.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 1:00 pm-1:15 pm July 19, Thursday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Live Animal Feedings: Box Turtles

    Recurring Event: Thursdays

    Live Animal Feedings: Box Turtles

    Description

    Stop by the Mysteries of the Marsh to watch our animal experts feed Opal, Onyx, and the rest of our box turtles.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm July 19, Thursday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    First Flight Butterfly Release

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every day

    First Flight Butterfly Release

    Description

    Join us every day at 2pm in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven as we release newly emerged butterflies into the Haven for the first time! Watch as they take their first flight!

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 4:00 pm-8:00 pm July 19, Thursday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Summer Nature Fest

    Summer Nature Fest

    Description

    Join us for an evening outside featuring live animals, live music, nature play, hands-on activities, and real scientists. Soak it all in with good food and drink and a view of North Pond under the city skyline.

    Now in its second year, Summer Nature Fest benefits the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum and is hosted on the Museum grounds in Lincoln Park.

    Registration Information

    Cost: Free

    Suggested Donation: $5 for individuals; $10 for families

    Register Now   Learn More

 
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