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Virtual Story Time with Chicago Public Library


Visit with the colorful, winged inhabitants of Judy Istock Butterfly Haven at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum for a very special story time! Librarian Megan will join staff from the museum to learn all about butterflies and read books about them. You'll even get to help decide what we learn about in this interactive story […]


Lillstreet Arts & Crafts Drop By

Stop by the Nature Museum and craft your own piece of spring with the Lillstreet Art Center. All materials are provided. Cost: Free with admission. Masks are recommended but are not required for this drop-by program.

Mammals and More

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 […]

$6 – $10

Xochitl-Quetzal Danza Azteca

Join the Nature Museum on Friday, April 15, at 11am and “Explore Nature, Arts and Culture” with Xochitl-Quetzal Aztec Dance company. Experience a vibrant performance honoring the heritage and culture of the Indigenous tradition of Flor y Canto of ancient Mexico. Xochitl-Quetzal means "Precious Flower" in Nahuatl, the Aztec language. Some safety protocols remain in […]

$6 – $19

Insect Pinning 101

Take a piece of tropical nature home with you from our workshop led by our associate curator of entomology! Learn the ins and outs of insect pinning with a demonstration and guided instruction on pinning procedure and techniques, using giant butterflies and cockroaches. Leave this workshop with your very own pinned specimens for display. All […]

$45 – $55

Preserving an Oasis: A Portrait of Humans and Nature

Exploring Wolf Lake and the Calumet Region Ravenswood Media and Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum present the history of the Calumet region as seen through the lens of the Anthropocene, our current epoch when humans have overwhelmed the Earth’s natural systems. Wolf Lake sits at the epicenter of the Calumet region […]