Nature Cat: Backyard and Beyond

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“Tally ho!” Get ready to explore the natural world with Nature Cat in Nature Cat: Backyard and Beyond!

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Time of Year
July 6, 2024 – January 12, 2025
Level 2

There’s so much to learn about nature — in your own backyard and beyond! In Nature Cat: Backyard and Beyond, you can walk through Fred the house cat’s scratching post and transform into Nature Cat, Outdoor Explorer Extraordinaire! Dress up as one of Nature Cat’s pals as you explore a marsh, a cave, a forest, and more — slip down Ronald’s slide, help Daisy build a flower garden, and have fun hunting for Hal’s flying disc.

Access to this exhibit is included with Museum admission.

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Nature Cat: Backyard and Beyond inspires families and children to understand that nature discovery can happen anywhere — even in their own backyards. Different areas of the exhibit will provide opportunities to learn about nature, use math skills to explore the natural world, use tools to investigate environments, and work and play together to create, explore and accomplish tasks.

The exhibit offers several distinct interactive learning experience areas featuring Nature Cat and his friends: Hal, the happy-go-lucky dog; Squeeks, the intrepid mouse; Daisy, the brainy bunny; and Nature Cat’s nemesis Ronald, the cat next door. Environments to explore include the Backyard, the Cave, the Marsh, and the Forest.

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Based on the popular PBS animated kids’ series NATURE CAT, created by WTTW Chicago Public Media and Spiffy Pictures, Nature Cat: Backyard and Beyond was developed by Kohl Children's Museum in partnership with WTTW Chicago, Spiffy Pictures, with the support of the Hamill Family Foundation.

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