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Register for all early childhood and family programs and classes by clicking the corresponding PayPal link. Space is limited. Where noted, registration is required for programs. Payment is due at the time of registration. For additional questions, please email familyprograms@naturemuseum.org.

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  • 10:00 am-11:00 am May 3, Wednesday

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

    Nature Nuts (Ages 2-3)

    Children & Family | Sold Out

    Sold Out Nature Nuts (Ages 2-3)

    Description

    Explore nature through fun hands-on activities including stories, crafts and live animal interactions.

    Cost: 7-week sessions: $70/member caregiver and child/series, $100/non-member
    caregiver and child. Once series is sold out, single class spots may be released for $15 per class.

    Caregivers must remain with the child attending the class. You are welcome to bring children
    under 12 months to an older child’s class at no additional fee. Attending children 12 months or older should be registered for the class.

    Registration Information

    Unless otherwise stated, programs are free to attend with museum admission and pre-registration is
    required for all paid programs. Questions? Email adultprograms@naturemuseum.org or familyprograms@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
  • 1:45 pm-2:30 pm May 4, Thursday

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

    Sing Along with Electric Neil

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: First Thursday of the month

    Sing Along with Electric Neil

    Description

    Electric Neil hosts a 45-minute sing-along that is high energy, educational, and most of all, a ton of musical fun. Little ones sing, clap and dance with their caregiver to up-tempo songs that focus on the natural world around them.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 10:00 am-3:00 pm May 6, Saturday

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

    Cold-Blooded Weekends with the Chicago Herpetological Society

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: First weekend of the month

    Cold-Blooded Weekends with the Chicago Herpetological Society

    Description

    Get hands-on with a large collection of reptiles and amphibians during this immersive experience provided by the Chicago Herpetological Society.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 10:00 am-3:00 pm May 7, Sunday

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

    Cold-Blooded Weekends with the Chicago Herpetological Society

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: First weekend of the month

    Cold-Blooded Weekends with the Chicago Herpetological Society

    Description

    Get hands-on with a large collection of reptiles and amphibians during this immersive experience provided by the Chicago Herpetological Society.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm May 7, Sunday

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

    Chicago Junior Herp Society

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: First Sunday of the month

    Chicago Junior Herp Society

    Description

    The CJHS is about sharing the love of “herps” (amphibians and reptiles) with children of all ages, and fostering an appreciation of wildlife and nature through educational speakers and hands-on interactions.

    Cost: Free with admission

 
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