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  • 11:00 am-11:30 am January 23, 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

  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm January 23, 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 January 23, Wednesday

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

    Live Animal Feeding

    Children & Family | Recurring Event:

    Live Animal Feeding

    Description

    From turtles to snakes, from rats to insects, there are a variety of critters that call the Nature Museum home. Join us in Mysteries of the Marsh to learn about their special diets and see our experts feed some of our animals.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm January 23, 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

  • 9:00 am-5:00 pm January 24, 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 January 24, 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 January 24, 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 January 24, Thursday

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

    Live Animal Feeding

    Children & Family | Recurring Event:

    Live Animal Feeding

    Description

    From turtles to snakes, from rats to insects, there are a variety of critters that call the Nature Museum home. Join us in Mysteries of the Marsh to learn about their special diets and see our experts feed some of our animals.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm January 24, 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 January 25, 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 January 25, 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 January 25, Friday

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

    Live Animal Feeding

    Children & Family | Recurring Event:

    Live Animal Feeding

    Description

    From turtles to snakes, from rats to insects, there are a variety of critters that call the Nature Museum home. Join us in Mysteries of the Marsh to learn about their special diets and see our experts feed some of our animals.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm January 25, 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

  • 8:30 am-9:45 am January 26, Saturday

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

    Butterfly Haven Yoga

    Adult | Recurring Event: Saturdays

    Butterfly Haven Yoga

    Description

    Join us for a rejuvenating yoga class in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven. Students will leave class feeling energized, balanced, and ready to take their practice off the mat and out into the world.

    Cost: $15/class. Must 18 years of age or older to participate. BYO mat.

  • 11:00 am-11:30 am January 26, 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 January 26, 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 January 26, Saturday

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

    Live Animal Feeding

    Children & Family | Recurring Event:

    Live Animal Feeding

    Description

    From turtles to snakes, from rats to insects, there are a variety of critters that call the Nature Museum home. Join us in Mysteries of the Marsh to learn about their special diets and see our experts feed some of our animals.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm January 26, 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 January 27, 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 January 27, 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 January 27, Sunday

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

    Live Animal Feeding

    Children & Family | Recurring Event:

    Live Animal Feeding

    Description

    From turtles to snakes, from rats to insects, there are a variety of critters that call the Nature Museum home. Join us in Mysteries of the Marsh to learn about their special diets and see our experts feed some of our animals.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm January 27, 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 January 28, 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 January 28, 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 January 28, Monday

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

    Live Animal Feeding

    Children & Family | Recurring Event:

    Live Animal Feeding

    Description

    From turtles to snakes, from rats to insects, there are a variety of critters that call the Nature Museum home. Join us in Mysteries of the Marsh to learn about their special diets and see our experts feed some of our animals.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm January 28, 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

  • 11:00 am-11:30 am January 29, 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 January 29, 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 January 29, Tuesday

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

    Live Animal Feeding

    Children & Family | Recurring Event:

    Live Animal Feeding

    Description

    From turtles to snakes, from rats to insects, there are a variety of critters that call the Nature Museum home. Join us in Mysteries of the Marsh to learn about their special diets and see our experts feed some of our animals.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm January 29, 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 January 30, Wednesday

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

    Nature Nuts: Winter Edition (Ages 3-4)

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Wednesdays

    Nature Nuts: Winter Edition (Ages 3-4)

    Description

    Bring your toddler to explore nature with Nature Nuts! In this special Winter Edition, we’ll take a look at how animals sleep, eat, and stay cozy through the winter. Classes will cover hibernation, winter adaptations, animal tracks, and snow/snowflakes. There will be fun hands-on activities including stories, crafts, and live animal interactions.

    This program is for children age 3-4 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.

    This is a four-week course. Classes take place every Wednesday, 10-11am, from January 30-February 20. Class dates are January 30, February 6, February 13, and February 20.

    Registration Information

    Cost: $50/member caregiver and child*, $70/non-member caregiver and child

    Register Now

    *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 January 30, 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

  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm January 30, 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 January 30, Wednesday

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

    Live Animal Feeding

    Children & Family | Recurring Event:

    Live Animal Feeding

    Description

    From turtles to snakes, from rats to insects, there are a variety of critters that call the Nature Museum home. Join us in Mysteries of the Marsh to learn about their special diets and see our experts feed some of our animals.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm January 30, 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

  • 9:00 am-5:00 pm January 31, 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 January 31, 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 January 31, 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 January 31, Thursday

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

    Live Animal Feeding

    Children & Family | Recurring Event:

    Live Animal Feeding

    Description

    From turtles to snakes, from rats to insects, there are a variety of critters that call the Nature Museum home. Join us in Mysteries of the Marsh to learn about their special diets and see our experts feed some of our animals.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm January 31, 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

  • 6:00 pm-8:30 pm January 31, Thursday

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

    Colombia: Coffee, Birds, and a Community Conservation Story

    Adult

    Colombia: Coffee, Birds, and a Community Conservation Story

    Description

    Dr. Amanda Rodewald’s research interests revolve around ecology and habitat management in human-dominated landscapes both here and in the tropics. Through a media-rich presentation, we will visit with beloved species such as mourning and cerulean warblers and summer tanagers on a Colombian coffee plantation. Learn how your consumer choice of shade-grown coffee benefits not only neotropical migrants wintering in Central and South America, but also the communities that provide this important habitat. Interweaving biological and economic research findings with stories about people and birds, this accomplished researcher will illustrate how tropical forest management can support sustainable communities and sustainable habitats. Coffee samples will be available.

    More about this series: Compelling Voices in Birding and Conservation

    Cost: Free

 
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