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  • 9:00 am-5:00 pm July 26, 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

  • 10:00 am-3:00 pm July 26, Thursday

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

    Nature Hikes with Ranger Bill

    Children & Family

    Nature Hikes with Ranger Bill

    Description

    Talk to a real Park Ranger! Ranger Bill Smith, of the National Park Service, will be at the Museum to answer all your questions about the nature that surrounds us. Join us for guided outdoor hikes throughout the day, weather permitting.

    Cost: Free with admission.

  • 11:00 am-11:30 am July 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

  • 11:30 am-11:45 am July 26, 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 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 July 26, 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 26, 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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