The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago

4.4
#4 of 8 in Childrens Museums in Chicago
The Museum provides award-winning exhibitions and programs to 70,000 students annually and trains and provides resources for more than 2,000 Chicago teachers. The Nature Museum is one of the city’s best examples of eco-friendly building technology, including a green roof, solar panels, natural light sources and native landscaping. The Academy and its Museum are engaged in important conservation and research work, such as its Butterfly Restoration Project.

Admission

Adults: $9

Students: $7

Seniors: $7

Children: $6 (Age 3 and under are free!)

Thursdays are suggested donation days.

Our members always get in FREE!
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The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Reviews
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  • Family family stop while visiting Chicago. Nice stop for a couple of hours to see some of Illinois nature and history. Worth a visit with kids and even teenagers. Front desk staff could be a little fr...  more »
  • This place was one that was on my husband's bucket list before he died. It is special to me and will always be. I have a great memory of our last visit of him alive, and all of the nature we enjoyed t...  more »
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  • What a wonderful surprise. Found parking right outside did not go broke paying for parking. I could even afford to check my coat. LOVED the butterfly release!! Very relaxing and fun. My new little buddy sat with me for an hour. Had to have a staff member relocate him. Loved it.
  • Be prepared for kids! The exhibits are often hip high, and very simple. It's obviously meant mostly for kids. The butterfly room, however, is worth admission alone. Tons of butterflies and birds liven up the space. It's a nice break from winter. Some exhibits are a little more adult friendly, but I'd love the whole second floor to be dedicated to adults, since I felt that I didn't learn much from the exhibits.

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