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Museum Store & Cafe


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Your one-stop shop for nature and science gifts, gear, and apparel!

The Nature Museum store is the perfect place to shop for nature and science themed gifts and educational items. From puzzles, to greeting cards, to toys – our selection includes local nature and field guides, exhibit-influenced gifts and books, unique jewelry and artwork from a variety of artists!

Stop by our cafe for a quick pick-me-up with a hot cup of Big Shoulders coffee or a locally-made snack courtesy of J & L Catering and Southport Grocer and Café. Farmer's Fridge makes fresh meals daily at their Fulton Market kitchen, bringing wholesome breakfasts, hearty salads, dishes, and satisfying snacks to Museum visitors. With a commitment to sustainability, their jar packaging, napkins, and utensils are BPA free and recyclable. And all unsold Farmer's Fridge items are donated to Chicagoland food pantries. Or bring your own snack, take a seat, and enjoy the scenic view of our ravine and North Pond. 

Don't forget, Members always save 20% on purchases the first Monday of each month, and 10% every other day at the cafe and store! Come visit during normal museum hours  Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm and Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

Proceeds from your purchase will help support the Nature Museum's ongoing educational, conservation, and research efforts.

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