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  • 11:00 am-11:30 am October 23, Tuesday

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

    Story Time

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Story Time

    Description

    Head to Dora and Diego — Let’s Explore! to listen to a story picked for our littlest visitors, and then keep the fun going with games and activities.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm October 23, Tuesday

    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 October 23, Tuesday

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

    Live Animal Feeding: Salamanders

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Tuesdays

    Live Animal Feeding: Salamanders

    Description

    Join us in Mysteries of the Marsh as our animal care staff feeds our beautiful salamanders.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm October 23, Tuesday

    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

  • 11:00 am-11:30 am October 24, Wednesday

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

    Story Time

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Story Time

    Description

    Head to Dora and Diego — Let’s Explore! to listen to a story picked for our littlest visitors, and then keep the fun going with games and activities.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 11:00 am-1:00 pm October 24, Wednesday

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

    Casting Lessons on the Pier

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Wednesdays

    Casting Lessons on the Pier

    Description

    Learn how to cast a fly, spin or bait casting fishing rod on the historic North Pond Casting Pier. Lessons and equipment provided by The Anglers Club of Chicago & The Elliott Donnelley Chapter of Trout Unlimited. All ages and skill levels welcome. Weather permitting.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm October 24, Wednesday

    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 October 24, Wednesday

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

    Live Animal Feedings: Blanding's Turtle

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Wednesdays

    Live Animal Feedings: Blanding's Turtle

    Description

    Stop by the Mysteries of the Marsh to watch our animal experts feed our Blanding's turtles.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm October 24, Wednesday

    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

  • 11:00 am-11:30 am October 25, Thursday

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

    Story Time

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Story Time

    Description

    Head to Dora and Diego — Let’s Explore! to listen to a story picked for our littlest visitors, and then keep the fun going with games and activities.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm October 25, 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 October 25, Thursday

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

    Live Animal Feedings: Box Turtles

    Children & Family | 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 October 25, 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

  • 11:00 am-11:30 am October 26, Friday

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

    Story Time

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Story Time

    Description

    Head to Dora and Diego — Let’s Explore! to listen to a story picked for our littlest visitors, and then keep the fun going with games and activities.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm October 26, Friday

    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 October 26, Friday

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

    Live Animal Feedings: Aquatic Insects

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Fridays

    Live Animal Feedings: Aquatic Insects

    Description

    Stop by the Look-In Lab to watch our animal experts feed our aquatic insects!

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm October 26, Friday

    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

  • 5:30 pm-7:30 pm October 26, Friday

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

    Supper with the Snakes

    Children & Family

    Supper with the Snakes

    Description

    Spooky snakes or just cool critters? Join us for a very special Halloween event and find out!

    Don your very best Halloween costume and join us for an evening of ssscrumptious treats, ssslithery friends, and sssilly games. Trick or treat your way through a museum full of live snakes and explore new snake facts along the way. Join in games and craft projects to show your love for these amazing creatures, then hang out and dance at the Halloween party of the year!

    This event is family friendly. Activities are appropriate for kids age 2-10. Dinner is included in the ticket price.

    Thank you to The British International School of Chicago, Lincoln Park for sponsoring the evening.

    Cost: 

    Adults:

    $20 for members

    $25 for non-members

    Children:

    $10 for ages 2-18

    Free for kids under 2

    Additional $5 per ticket purchased at the door

  • 11:00 am-11:30 am October 27, Saturday

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

    Story Time

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Story Time

    Description

    Head to Dora and Diego — Let’s Explore! to listen to a story picked for our littlest visitors, and then keep the fun going with games and activities.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm October 27, Saturday

    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 October 27, Saturday

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

    Live Animal Feedings: Frogs & Toads

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Saturdays

    Live Animal Feedings: Frogs & Toads

    Description

    Stop by Mysteries of the Marsh as our animal experts feed our various species of frogs and toads.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm October 27, Saturday

    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

  • 11:00 am-11:30 am October 28, Sunday

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

    Story Time

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Story Time

    Description

    Head to Dora and Diego — Let’s Explore! to listen to a story picked for our littlest visitors, and then keep the fun going with games and activities.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm October 28, Sunday

    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 October 28, Sunday

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

    Live Animal Feeding: Rats

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Sundays

    Live Animal Feeding: Rats

    Description

    Stop by the Istock Family Look-In Lab to watch our animal care staff feed our rats!

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm October 28, Sunday

    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

  • 11:00 am-11:30 am October 29, Monday

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

    Story Time

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Story Time

    Description

    Head to Dora and Diego — Let’s Explore! to listen to a story picked for our littlest visitors, and then keep the fun going with games and activities.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm October 29, Monday

    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 October 29, Monday

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

    Live Animal Feedings: Aquatic Turtles

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Mondays

    Live Animal Feedings: Aquatic Turtles

    Description

    Stop by Mysteries of the Marsh to watch our animal experts feed our Spotted, Musk, and Softshell turtles!

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm October 29, Monday

    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

  • 10:00 am-11:00 am October 30, Tuesday

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

    Nature Nuts: Seasons & Senses (Ages 2-3)

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every Other Tuesday

    Nature Nuts: Seasons & Senses (Ages 2-3)

    Description

    Bring your toddler to explore nature with Nature Nuts! In this fall session, we’ll take a look at seasons and other ways nature changes around us with fun hands-on activities including stories, crafts, and live animal interactions.

    This program is for children age 2-3 and their adult caregivers. Caregivers must remain with the child attending the class. You are welcome to bring children under 12 months to an older sibling's class at no additional fee.

    Session 1 meets every other week on Tuesdays starting on September 4. Session dates: 9/4, 9/18, 10/2, 10/16, 10/30, and 11/13.

    Registration Information

    Cost: 6-week series: $100/member caregiver and child*, $140/non-member caregiver and child

    Register for Session 1

    *Caregivers must remain with the child attending the class. You are welcome to bring children under 12 months to an older sibling’s class at no additional fee. Attending siblings 12 months or older should be registered for the class.

    Questions? Email programs@naturemuseum.org.

  • 11:00 am-11:30 am October 30, Tuesday

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

    Story Time

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Story Time

    Description

    Head to Dora and Diego — Let’s Explore! to listen to a story picked for our littlest visitors, and then keep the fun going with games and activities.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm October 30, Tuesday

    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 October 30, Tuesday

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

    Live Animal Feeding: Salamanders

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Tuesdays

    Live Animal Feeding: Salamanders

    Description

    Join us in Mysteries of the Marsh as our animal care staff feeds our beautiful salamanders.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm October 30, Tuesday

    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

  • 10:00 am-11:00 am October 31, Wednesday

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

    Nature Nuts: Seasons & Senses (Ages 2-3)

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every Other Wednesday

    Nature Nuts: Seasons & Senses (Ages 2-3)

    Description

    Bring your toddler to explore nature with Nature Nuts! In this fall session, we’ll take a look at seasons and other ways nature changes around us with fun hands-on activities including stories, crafts, and live animal interactions.

    This program is for children age 2-3 and their adult caregivers. Caregivers must remain with the child attending the class. You are welcome to bring children under 12 months to an older sibling's class at no additional fee.

    Session 2 meets every other week on Wednesdays starting on September 5. Session dates: 9/5, 9/19, 10/3, 10/17, 10/31, and 11/14.

    Registration Information

    Cost: 6-week series: $100/member caregiver and child*, $140/non-member caregiver and child

    Register for Session 2

    *Caregivers must remain with the child attending the class. You are welcome to bring children under 12 months to an older sibling’s class at no additional fee. Attending siblings 12 months or older should be registered for the class.

    Questions? Email programs@naturemuseum.org.

  • 11:00 am-11:30 am October 31, Wednesday

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

    Story Time

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Story Time

    Description

    Head to Dora and Diego — Let’s Explore! to listen to a story picked for our littlest visitors, and then keep the fun going with games and activities.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 11:00 am-1:00 pm October 31, Wednesday

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

    Casting Lessons on the Pier

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Wednesdays

    Casting Lessons on the Pier

    Description

    Learn how to cast a fly, spin or bait casting fishing rod on the historic North Pond Casting Pier. Lessons and equipment provided by The Anglers Club of Chicago & The Elliott Donnelley Chapter of Trout Unlimited. All ages and skill levels welcome. Weather permitting.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm October 31, Wednesday

    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 October 31, Wednesday

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

    Live Animal Feedings: Blanding's Turtle

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Wednesdays

    Live Animal Feedings: Blanding's Turtle

    Description

    Stop by the Mysteries of the Marsh to watch our animal experts feed our Blanding's turtles.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm October 31, Wednesday

    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

 
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