We’re so excited to reopen our doors next week! Check out our special Moment of Wonder video above featuring our butterflies celebrating the occasion. The Nature Museum building will reopen on Thursday, July […]
Go in the field with Dr. Allison
Earlier this year, we had the chance to go out in the field with Dr. Allison to see some of her team’s conservation work up close. Check out the video above […]
Let’s go on a butterfly walk
Our local parks, backyards, and even the Nature Museum grounds are starting welcome back all kinds of butterfly species! It’s a great time to revisit our Butterfly Walk episode of Curious […]
Happy Pollinator Week!
You might not realize it, but there are working bee hives located on our green roof! See how scientist Allen and volunteer Ann work with these important pollinators, and how they have an […]
Herman Silas Pepoon
Herman Silas Pepoon (1860-1941) was a physician, teacher, botanist, and naturalist with a particular focus on the plants of Illinois and the Midwest. He was born in Warren, Illinois to […]
All about cicadas!
Cicadas are a pretty common sight in Chicago. The ones we see most often are called annual cicadas which emerge every year. There are some, called periodical cicadas, that only […]
What can we learn about insects from their nests?
Let’s go on a pollen hunt
Learn more about how bees collect pollen with this fun game! Supplies The Hive: At least one egg carton (can use as many as you want) Tape or hot glue […]
Let’s explore nature through art!
Summer is just around the corner and it’s the perfect opportunity to see what you can create with the nature around you! We’re learning how to make our own natural ink with […]