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Explore upcoming family and child-focused events, programs, and classes below. Register for all early childhood and family programs and classes by clicking the corresponding button. Space is limited. Where noted, registration is required for programs. Payment is due at the time of registration. For additional questions, please email programs@naturemuseum.org.

Earth Week Family Celebration  Family Cooking Class  Family Yoga  Spanish through Nature  Full list of Children & Family Programs
  • 10:15 am-11:15 am April 18, Saturday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Family Yoga

    Children & Family | Recurring Event:

    Family Yoga

    Description

    Join us for an energizing indoor family-friendly yoga class! Practice your turtle pose, then meet one of the Nature Museum's box turtles during a special animal encounter. This class is appropriate for adults bringing children 12 and under. BYO mat.

    Museum admission is included with your yoga ticket! Class will run 10:15-11:15am, with yoga from 10:15-11am and a box turtle Critter Connection from 11-11:15am.

    Cost: $12/adult member, $15/adult non-member, $8/child member, $10/child non-member

    Space is limited. Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the class. Must register online in advance; no drop-ins.

    Family registrations strongly encouraged. Interested in signing up as a single participant? Check out our Butterfly Haven Yoga sessions for adults.

  • 11:00 am-1:00 pm April 19, Sunday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Earth Week Family Celebration

    Children & Family

    Earth Week Family Celebration

    Description

    Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day at the Nature Museum! From live animals to crafts, games to giveaways, our activities are fun for the whole family. Get up close with some of our endangered species, learn about our conservation programs, and meet some of the environmentalists working to make the world a more sustainable place.

    This event is family friendly, with activities suitable for kids of all ages. A light vegetarian lunch and museum admission are included in the ticket price.

    Early Bird Pricing through March 26: $20/member, $25/non-member; $12 child over 2; free for children 2 and under

    Regular Pricing: $25/member, $30/non-member; $15 child over 2; free for children 2 and under

  • 11:00 am-1:00 pm April 25, Saturday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Eat Like a Dragon Cooking Class

    Children & Family

    Eat Like a Dragon Cooking Class

    Description

    Learn how to eat like a dragon!

    Inspired by the favorite veggies of the lizards in our Dragons Alive! exhibit, participants will cook up some tasty, kid-approved snacks in our hands-on cooking class! Meet a Nature Museum biologist who will talk about what our lizards like to eat, then follow along with Green City Market as they lead a fun family-friendly cooking class. Afterwards, The Organic Gardner will teach participates how to seed and grow their own leafy greens.

    Minimum age six years old, adult participation required.

    Cost: $20/1 adult and 1 child pairing

 
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