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Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Type: Museums, Science Museums
As buildings continually go up, nature gets pinched, so a visit to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is an ideal respite from the concrete landscape. Explore the region's only year-round butterfly... Read More
As buildings continually go up, nature gets pinched, so a visit to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is an ideal respite from the concrete landscape. Explore the region's only year-round butterfly sanctuary where as many as 40 species of native and exotic butterflies flutter. Get the news about the ooze at Mysteries of the Marsh. The brand new exhibit, Dragons Alive! the Science and Culture of Reptiles, gets you face-to-face with 10 species of live lizards and reptiles from around the world. It makes sense to get outside on the museum's Nature Trails, a nearly 1/3 mile trail to revel in the abundance of nature. Visit the website in advance for a listing of special events and exhibits such as Earth Day family events and the signature Summer celebration, Summer Nature Fest. It's an evening outside with live animals, live music, nature play and hands-on activities.
- Mon-Fri: 9am-4:30pm
- Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm
- Adult $9; Senior (60+) $7; Student (13-22) $7; Child (3-12) $6
- Family-Friendly Museums: "If you have the energy, walk across the street to the free Lincoln Park Zoo."
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: The nature museum has plenty of cool interactive exhibits to keep even the youngest tree huggers interested.