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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]