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Flutter into Fall

Flutter into Fall

Flutter into Fall
Saturday, September 14
10am to 2:30pm

“Flutter into Fall” at the Nature Museum with a day-long celebration of our beloved butterflies and brand new exhibit, Amazing Pollinators

Participate in monarch butterfly tagging demos, butterfly craft projects, multiple butterfly releases, a special butterfly-themed drag queen story time, and more! Plus, sip on hot spiced cider and enjoy other local, seasonal treats throughout the morning. Illinois residents can enjoy free admission with a suggested donation.

Flutter into Fall Highlights

  • Family in Amazing Pollinators exhibit

    Grand Opening: Amazing Pollinators
    All day

    Grand opening! Take on the role of bats, bees, beetles, and butterflies in this immersive exhibit.

  • Child making a craft

    Create a Butterfly Craft

    Join Hyde Park Art Center to create some beautiful crafts celebrating some of our favorite insects.

  • Yoga instructor teaching yoga

    Drop By Family Yoga

    Practice your tree pose and more! Drop by for free family yoga demos with our instructor.

  • Children listening to story

    Drag Queen Story Hour

    Listen to our friends from Kiki Queens read books about bees and butterflies during this very special edition of Story Time.

  • monarch butterfly

    Monarch Butterfly Tagging
    11:30am & 1pm

    Wish migrating monarch butterflies ‘good luck’ as they begin their incredible journey from Chicago to Mexico where they will spend the winter! Assist our scientists as they tag and release local monarch butterflies.

  • Woman looking at butterfly

    Special First Flight Butterfly Release
    12:30pm & 2pm

    Rediscover the “hidden gems” of the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven. Don’t miss these two First Flight Butterfly Releases!

  • child trying on a beekeeper outfit

    Drop by Pollinator Programming
    Throughout the day

    See real butterfly, bee, and other pollinator specimens up close! Take part in Critter Connections, try on beekeeper gear, and more!

  • honey in jars

    Honey Tasting
    Throughout the day

    Did you know that different seasons, locations, and flowers produce different flavors of honey? See if you can taste the difference!

  • Children on a nature walk

    Pollinator Hunt Nature Walks
    Throughout the day

    Go on a guided walk through our Nature Trails and see what cool pollinators you can spot along the way.

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