Nicole and Becca are taking a closer look at what some of our favorite summertime animals do to in the winter! Do they go south? Do they hibernate? They’re taking […]
Snow craft: Painting on snow
Our friend, local artist Katherine Lampert, has a fun snowy art project to help us continue creating even when it’s cold outside! Read on for supplies and directions. Supplies Snow […]
Snow craft: Painting with snow
Our friend, local artist Katherine Lampert, has a fun snowy art project for us. Keep reading to learn how to paint with snow using just water colors and food coloring. […]
Dressing for the weather
Fall brings lots of seasonal changes. Leaves turn yellow, orange, red, and then fall; temperatures drop; the amount of daylight grows shorter. Animals prepare for winter or migrate. Some animals […]
Squirrel drey discovery!
The two common squirrels found in Chicago are gray squirrel and fox squirrel. Both remain relatively active in the winter – they don’t hibernate! In periods of extreme cold, squirrels […]
What do snakes do in the winter?
How do cold-blooded animals deal with cold weather? We had lots of questions about snakes in the winter and Dr. Allison had lots of answers! Keep reading to learn about […]
What Do Squirrels Eat? Squirrel Facts
We’re closing out our season of Curious By Nature learning all about squirrels! Join Marjorie and our friend Joel Brown (Distinguished Professor of Biology, Emeritus at the University of Illinois, Chicago) to learn all […]
Margaret Morse Nice
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re taking a closer look at the life and work of some of the women who were important figures in the history of the […]
Song sparrow sound study
Song sparrows live across the US and are very communicative birds. They can make unique vocalizations and even learn songs from other sparrows. Because they have a large range and […]
Join us for Summer Camp!
Registration is now open for Summer Camp 2021! The Nature Museum Camp Team is excited to offer fun and interactive camp sessions for campers ages 5 to 8, starting July 6 and running through […]