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Saturday with the Snakes

Slither over to the Nature Museum on Saturday, October 30, for a sssuper sssensational celebration of snakes! Trick-or-treat with our resident cold-blooded critters, create your own ceramic snake with Lillstreet Art Center, get up close with unique preserved collections, and participate in a costume contest for a special surprise. The ticket price includes museum admission.

Free – $25

Wind Birds Over the Windy City: Stories of Shorebird Conservation

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Dr. Abby Sterling, a shorebird biologist at Manomet working on the Georgia Bight Shorebird Conservation Initiative, will highlight some of these incredible shorebird stories, and explain how protecting shorebird habitat at strategically important locations can have positive impacts across the Western Hemisphere. Few sights are as compelling as a flock of thousands of shorebirds taking […]


Fall Family Yoga

Join our friends at Buddha Belly Kids Yoga for an energizing family-friendly yoga class. BBKY is a mobile yoga + mindfulness company founded by educators and dedicated to nurturing kids’ innate desire for movement and play. This class provides a medium for families to unplug and bond in the most playful of ways. Children and their […]


Member Preview: The Secret Forest

Be among the first to discover The Secret Forest! Perfect for our littlest visitors and their families, The Secret Forest is your place to explore, play, and more. Crawl through cool nature tunnels, steer your own ship, get cozy around the campfire, and more!

Grand Opening: The Secret Forest

Step through a “door into nature” to immerse yourself in a variety of natural environments that ignite curiosity and unlock creativity. Beginning on Black Friday, November 26, visitors can traverse a majestic indoor forest immersing themselves in a variety of natural environments that ignite curiosity and unlock creativity. Filled with bright, colorful woodland animals and […]

Mammals and More

South Gallery

How much can a sloth eat in a day? And what does an armadillo sound like? Join our special guests from the Flying Fox Conservation Fund to learn about some of the most unique animals in the world and get up close with a sloth, an armadillo, and more! A portion of the proceeds goes […]

$7 – $10