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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 […]

Free

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
Recurring

City Nature Challenge Nature Walks

Join the Nature Museum and participants from over 350 cities around the world to contribute to the City Nature Challenge, a global biodiversity competition. Use the free app iNaturalist to share observations of wild plants and animals from around the Nature Museum and the Chicago Metro area. Museum staff & volunteers will be on hand […]

Recurring

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. Beginning May […]

$16 – $20