Life on the Pond


Showcasing the photography of journalist Bob Benenson, Life on the Pond gives us a glimpse into the thriving habitat of North Pond amid the majestic silhouette of Chicago’s Skyline.

Time of Year
October 21, 2023 – October 6, 2024
Level 2

Experience the hidden diversity of North Pond through thought-provoking images and glimpse into the history and future developments of this iconic nature preserve in Lincoln Park. With hundreds of species calling North Pond home, it is a sanctuary of nature and recreation in the midst of our bustling city.

Bob Benenson is a career journalist whose photography hobby became a passion when he and his wife moved to Chicago in 2011, after many years as frequent visitors. Capturing the city’s beauty is his focus, from Lake Michigan to the skyscrapers, from the calm of North Pond to the sunrises and sunsets he enjoys from his living room. Explore more of his work on his website.

Access to this exhibit is included with Museum admission.

A Closer Look

Explore more of Bob Benenson’s work below.

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