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  • 11:00 am-11:30 am May 21, 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

  • 11:30 am-12:00 pm May 21, Monday

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

    Live Bird Showcase

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Live Bird Showcase

    Description

    Meet one of our very special guests in The Bird House and speak with our biologists about the amazing adaptations of birds all over the world — including local species you can see right here in Chicago.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm May 21, 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 May 21, Monday

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

    Live Animal Feedings: Aquatic Turtles

    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 May 21, 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 May 22, 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

  • 11:30 am-12:00 pm May 22, Tuesday

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

    Live Bird Showcase

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Live Bird Showcase

    Description

    Meet one of our very special guests in The Bird House and speak with our biologists about the amazing adaptations of birds all over the world — including local species you can see right here in Chicago.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm May 22, 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 May 22, Tuesday

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

    Live Animal Feeding: Salamanders

    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 May 22, 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

  • 7:00 am-9:00 am May 23, Wednesday

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

    Morning Bird Walks

    Adult | Recurring Event: Wednesdays

    Morning Bird Walks

    Description

    Join Geoffrey Williamson of the Chicago Ornithological Society to explore the spectacular bird life around North Pond. After your exploration, come inside the Museum for coffee and discuss what birds were spotted. Dress appropriately for the weather, and bring your own binoculars.

    Cost: Free

  • 11:00 am-11:30 am May 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 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

  • 11:00 am-1:00 pm May 23, 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

  • 11:30 am-12:00 pm May 23, Wednesday

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

    Live Bird Showcase

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Live Bird Showcase

    Description

    Meet one of our very special guests in The Bird House and speak with our biologists about the amazing adaptations of birds all over the world — including local species you can see right here in Chicago.

    Cost: Free with admission

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

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

    Live Animal Feedings: Blanding's Turtle

    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 May 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 May 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 May 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 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-12:00 pm May 24, Thursday

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

    Live Bird Showcase

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Live Bird Showcase

    Description

    Meet one of our very special guests in The Bird House and speak with our biologists about the amazing adaptations of birds all over the world — including local species you can see right here in Chicago.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm May 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 May 24, 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 May 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 May 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 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-12:00 pm May 25, Friday

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

    Live Bird Showcase

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Live Bird Showcase

    Description

    Meet one of our very special guests in The Bird House and speak with our biologists about the amazing adaptations of birds all over the world — including local species you can see right here in Chicago.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm May 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 May 25, Friday

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

    Live Animal Feedings: Aquatic Insects

    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 May 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 May 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. BYO mat.

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

  • 11:00 am-11:30 am May 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 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-12:00 pm May 26, Saturday

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

    Live Bird Showcase

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Live Bird Showcase

    Description

    Meet one of our very special guests in The Bird House and speak with our biologists about the amazing adaptations of birds all over the world — including local species you can see right here in Chicago.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm May 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 May 26, Saturday

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

    Live Animal Feedings: Frogs & Toads

    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 May 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 May 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 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-12:00 pm May 27, Sunday

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

    Live Bird Showcase

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Live Bird Showcase

    Description

    Meet one of our very special guests in The Bird House and speak with our biologists about the amazing adaptations of birds all over the world — including local species you can see right here in Chicago.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm May 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 May 27, Sunday

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

    Live Animal Feeding: Rats

    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 May 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 May 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 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-12:00 pm May 28, Monday

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

    Live Bird Showcase

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Live Bird Showcase

    Description

    Meet one of our very special guests in The Bird House and speak with our biologists about the amazing adaptations of birds all over the world — including local species you can see right here in Chicago.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm May 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 May 28, Monday

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

    Live Animal Feedings: Aquatic Turtles

    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 May 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 May 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 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-12:00 pm May 29, Tuesday

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

    Live Bird Showcase

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Live Bird Showcase

    Description

    Meet one of our very special guests in The Bird House and speak with our biologists about the amazing adaptations of birds all over the world — including local species you can see right here in Chicago.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm May 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 May 29, Tuesday

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

    Live Animal Feeding: Salamanders

    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 May 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

  • 7:00 am-9:00 am May 30, Wednesday

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

    Morning Bird Walks

    Adult | Recurring Event: Wednesdays

    Morning Bird Walks

    Description

    Join Geoffrey Williamson of the Chicago Ornithological Society to explore the spectacular bird life around North Pond. After your exploration, come inside the Museum for coffee and discuss what birds were spotted. Dress appropriately for the weather, and bring your own binoculars.

    Cost: Free

  • 10:00 am-11:00 am May 30, Wednesday

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

    Nature Nuts

    Children & Family | Recurring Event:

    Nature Nuts

    Description

    Wednesdays | May 30, June 6, June 13, June 20 

    Bring your toddler to explore nature with Nature Nuts! In this special four-week summer session, we'll discover different places animals can live with fun hands-on activities including stories, crafts, and live animal interactions.

    This program is for children age 2-3 and their adult caregivers.

    Cost: 4-week series: $60/member caregiver and child*, $80/non-member caregiver and child

  • 11:00 am-11:30 am May 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 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

  • 11:00 am-1:00 pm May 30, 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

  • 11:30 am-12:00 pm May 30, Wednesday

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

    Live Bird Showcase

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Live Bird Showcase

    Description

    Meet one of our very special guests in The Bird House and speak with our biologists about the amazing adaptations of birds all over the world — including local species you can see right here in Chicago.

    Cost: Free with admission

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

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

    Live Animal Feedings: Blanding's Turtle

    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 May 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 May 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 May 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 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-12:00 pm May 31, Thursday

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

    Live Bird Showcase

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Live Bird Showcase

    Description

    Meet one of our very special guests in The Bird House and speak with our biologists about the amazing adaptations of birds all over the world — including local species you can see right here in Chicago.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm May 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 May 31, 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 May 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

 
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