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  • 11:00 am-11:30 am October 21, Saturday

    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

  • 12:00 pm-12:30 pm October 21, 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 21, 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 our Look-In Lab as our animal experts feed our various species of frogs and toads.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm October 21, Saturday

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

    Butterfly Release

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every day

    Butterfly Release

    Description

    Join us every day at 2:00 p.m. 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 22, Sunday

    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

  • 12:00 pm-12:30 pm October 22, 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 22, Sunday

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

    Live Animal Feedings: Box Turtles

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Sundays

    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 22, Sunday

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

    Butterfly Release

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every day

    Butterfly Release

    Description

    Join us every day at 2:00 p.m. 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 23, Monday

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

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

    Children & Family | Sold Out

    Sold Out Nature Nuts: Seasons & Senses Morning Session (Ages 2-3)

    Description

    Morning session now sold out, scroll down for our afternoon session!

    Learn about some of the many ways nature can change! We’ll use our five senses and explore
    weather, seasons, and day and night with fun hands-on activities including stories, crafts,
    and live animal interactions.

    Every other Monday from September 11 to December 4.

    Cost: 7-week series: $100/member caregiver and child, $140/non-member caregiver and child

    *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.

    Registration Information

    Questions? Email programs@naturemuseum.org.

    If you need to cancel, you must email cancel@naturemuseum.org. Cancellations must be made at least 15 days prior to the programs to receive a refund or to transfer to another date of the same program. No refunds or transfers will be available less than 15 days prior to a program’s start date. The Nature Museum reserves the right to cancel programs at any time, in which case a refund for any paid program fees would be available.

    Registration Closed
  • 11:00 am-11:30 am October 23, Monday

    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

  • 12:00 pm-12:30 pm October 23, 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 23, 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 23, Monday

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

    Butterfly Release

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every day

    Butterfly Release

    Description

    Join us every day at 2:00 p.m. 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, Tuesday

    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

  • 12:00 pm-12:30 pm October 24, 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 am October 24, 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 24, Tuesday

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

    Butterfly Release

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every day

    Butterfly Release

    Description

    Join us every day at 2:00 p.m. 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, Wednesday

    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

  • 12:00 pm-12:30 pm October 25, 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 25, Wednesday

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

    Live Animal Feedings: Mantis

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Wednesdays

    Live Animal Feedings: Mantis

    Description

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

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm October 25, Wednesday

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

    Butterfly Release

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every day

    Butterfly Release

    Description

    Join us every day at 2:00 p.m. 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, 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

  • 12:00 pm-12:30 pm October 26, 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 26, Thursday

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

    Live Animal Feeding: Rats

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Thursdays

    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 26, Thursday

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

    Butterfly Release

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every day

    Butterfly Release

    Description

    Join us every day at 2:00 p.m. 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 27, Friday

    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

  • 12:00 pm-12:30 pm October 27, 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 27, 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 27, Friday

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

    Butterfly Release

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every day

    Butterfly Release

    Description

    Join us every day at 2:00 p.m. 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 27, Friday

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

    Supper with the Snakes

    Children & Family

    Supper with the Snakes

    Description

    Don your Halloween costume and join us for an evening of ssscrumptious treats, ssslithery friends, and sssilly games. Interact with live snakes while our reptile experts answer all your questions — What do they eat? Where do they sleep? What makes snakes so cool? Join in games, crafts, and art projects to show your love for these amazing creatures. Don’t forget to dress up — you just might win a prize in the annual costume competition. 

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

    Thank you to Swirlz Cupcakes and Ranalli's for providing sssweet and sssavory treats for 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

    Children under 2 are free but must register. Please indicate how many children under 2 you are registering by selecting from the dropdown below.

    Registration Information

    Price Options
    Number of Children Ages 0-2

    Questions? Email programs@naturemuseum.org.

    If you need to cancel, you must email cancel@naturemuseum.org. Cancellations must be made at least 15 days prior to the programs to receive a refund or to transfer to another date of the same program. No refunds or transfers will be available less than 15 days prior to a program’s start date. The Nature Museum reserves the right to cancel programs at any time, in which case a refund for any paid program fees would be available.

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

    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

  • 12:00 pm-12:30 pm October 28, 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 28, 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 our Look-In Lab as our animal experts feed our various species of frogs and toads.

    Cost: Free with admission

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

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

    Butterfly Release

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every day

    Butterfly Release

    Description

    Join us every day at 2:00 p.m. 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, Sunday

    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

  • 12:00 pm-12:30 pm October 29, 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 29, Sunday

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

    Live Animal Feedings: Box Turtles

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Sundays

    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 29, Sunday

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

    Butterfly Release

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every day

    Butterfly Release

    Description

    Join us every day at 2:00 p.m. 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 30, Monday

    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

  • 12:00 pm-12:30 pm October 30, 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 30, 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 30, Monday

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

    Butterfly Release

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every day

    Butterfly Release

    Description

    Join us every day at 2:00 p.m. 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 31, Tuesday

    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

  • 12:00 pm-12:30 pm October 31, 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 am October 31, 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 31, Tuesday

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

    Butterfly Release

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every day

    Butterfly Release

    Description

    Join us every day at 2:00 p.m. 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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