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Nurtured by Nature

Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church

For many, this pandemic has brought us closer to nature. We're thrilled to partner with the Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra for Nurtured by Nature. Beginning at 7:15pm, attendees will enjoy […]

$10 – $20

Chicago Volunteer Expo


At the 10th annual Chicago Volunteer Expo, you can connect with non-profit organizations from all over the city to learn how you can get involved! Whether your passion is the environment, the arts, or social justice, find out what you can do to make a difference. The 2022 Chicago Volunteer Expo will be held virtually […]



Butterfly Haven Yoga

Judy Istock Butterfly Haven

Join us for a rejuvenating class in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven. Students will leave class feeling energized, balanced, and ready to take their practice off the mat and out into the world. BYO mat. Class takes place 8:30 to 9:45am. Must be 18 or older to participate. Must register online in advance; no drop-ins. Some safety […]

$16 – $20


Critter Connection

Meet the animals that call the Nature Museum home! Get to know our turtles, snakes, and more through this interactive program. Learn where they live, what they eat, and what they do to survive life in the wild. This program is free with admission.


Animal Feeding

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. This program is free with admission.


First Flight Butterfly Release

Watch swallowtails, longwings, and more take flight for the very first time! Learn all about their journey to the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven and their amazing life cycle. Then, welcome our newly-emerged butterflies and moths to their new home and watch them fly for the first time. This program is free with admission.