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Child observing butterfly in Judy Istock Butterfly Haven

Explore upcoming family and child-focused events, programs, and classes below. Register for all early childhood and family programs and classes by clicking the corresponding button. Space is limited. Where noted, registration is required for programs. Payment is due at the time of registration. For additional questions, please email programs@naturemuseum.org.

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  • 11:00 am-11:30 am June 24, 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-11:45 am June 24, Sunday

    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 June 24, 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

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm June 24, 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 June 25, 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

 
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