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Child observing butterfly in Judy Istock Butterfly Haven

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.

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  • 10:00 am-3:00 pm December 8, Sunday

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

    Cold-Blooded Weekends with the Chicago Herpetological Society

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: First weekend of the month

    Cold-Blooded Weekends with the Chicago Herpetological Society

    Description

    Get up-close to a large collection of reptiles and amphibians during this immersive experience provided by the Chicago Herpetological Society.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 11:00 am-11:30 am December 8, Sunday

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

    Story Time

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Story Time

    Description

    Head to Hands-on Habitat to listen to a story picked for our littlest visitors, and then keep the fun going with games and activities.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm December 8, Sunday

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

    Chicago Junior Herp Society

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: First Sunday of the month

    Chicago Junior Herp Society

    Description

    The CJHS is about sharing the love of “herps” (amphibians and reptiles) with children of all ages, and fostering an appreciation of wildlife and nature through educational speakers and hands-on interactions.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 1:00 pm-1:15 pm December 8, Sunday

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

    Live Animal Feeding

    Children & Family | Recurring Event:

    Live Animal Feeding

    Description

    From turtles to snakes, from rats to insects, there are a variety of critters that call the Nature Museum home. Join us in Mysteries of the Marsh to learn about their special diets and see our experts feed some of our animals.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm December 8, Sunday

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

    First Flight Butterfly Release

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every day

    First Flight Butterfly Release

    Description

    Join us every day at 2pm in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven as we release newly emerged butterflies for the first time! Experience the wonder of free-flying butterflies and birds, and watch as they take their first flight!

    Cost: Free with admission

 
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