Know before you go! Due to the Bank of America Chicago Marathon taking place in front of the Museum, the Nature Museum will open at 12pm on Sunday, October 10. Please refer to transitchicago.com for CTA schedules and updates.
What do the Nature Museum animals eat? How do they find food? How does their Museum diet compare to what they would eat in the wild? Join us for this interactive program to learn more and watch our animals eat.
Do you ever wonder how a butterfly gets its colors? Or how turtles hibernate? Do you wonder how birds know where to migrate each year? For over 160 years, the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum has served a unique role in the city of Chicago connecting children of all ages to nature and science through immersive exhibits, fun family events, important conservation research and in-depth education programs, inspiring the wonder in all of us.
We gratefully acknowledge the support of the Chicago Park District on behalf of the people of Chicago.