A visit to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is a great outing for senior groups.
With more than 15 exhibits to discover, there’s something for everyone! Guests can bask in the warmth of our world-famous Judy Istock Butterfly Haven, surrounded by a thousand fluttering butterflies, stroll through an art gallery or a natural history exhibit, get hands-on with one of our many live animals, or even explore the many nature trails that surround the Nature Museum and overlook North Pond — complete with pollinator gardens and vignettes of regional ecosystems.
In-person field trips to the Nature Museum are currently unavailable as a result of our building closure. Our educators are ready and available to bring field trip programming and more to your group virtually. Click here to get the conversation started.
Senior Group Pricing
The following rates are given seven days a week to senior groups (majority of group is age 60+) – including Thursdays, our Suggested Donation Day.
|Senior group of more than 10 people||$5.50/person|
|Seniors group of fewer than 10 people||$7.00/person|
Seniors and adults attending a Senior Group Visit will be charged the senior group rate.
Enhance Your Visit
Make your field trip visit unforgettable by releasing a butterfly for its very first flight. For $10 per class, each class will be able to adopt a butterfly that has just emerged from its chrysalis and is ready to be released into the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven!
Reserve a Private Room
Groups visiting in the afternoon can reserve a private garden-view room with outdoor access, coffee, and pastries for $150. Please note, this offer is subject to availability and available to senior groups only. Coffee and pastry package accommodates groups up to 10, For larger groups, add $5 for each additional person over 10.
Arrival and Check-in
When your group arrives in the Museum lobby, your group leader will check in at the Admission Desk and receive visitor guides for the group. Click here to preview a sample Senior Group Visitor Guide.
Once your group leader has checked in and your visitor guides have been distributed, your group is welcome to begin your self-exploration of the Museum as a group or as individuals!
Request a Field Trip
Reserve your space today! Click one of the buttons below to begin filling out the Field Trip Request Form. Please only submit one request per field trip. If you are planning multiple field trips – either on more than one day or a morning and afternoon visit – you must fill out a separate request for each. Before requesting a visit, please click here to review the Payment & Cancellation Policies.
Please note: field trip registration is currently unavailable.
After you’ve submitted a request form, we will process your request within five business days. Once we’ve booked your field trip, we will send you a confirmation packet via email. Your field trip is not confirmed until you’ve received this email. After five days, if you have not received an email please email firstname.lastname@example.org to check on the status of your request.
Please visit our Field Trip FAQs for answers to common questions. If you need further assistance, please email email@example.com.