The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago

4.4
#5 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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  • My family and friends had a great time here. We spent about 2 hours seeing the animals and playing in the interactive exhibits. The toddlers mostly enjoyed the turtles and fish, slide play area...  more »
  • Visited whilst on holiday in Chicago and really enjoyed it. We called in for the photography exhibition that was on but also enjoyed the butterfly house and the outdoor areas were fantastic for bird.....  more »
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  • We went to see the Thomas D Mangelsen wildlife photography exhibit and it did not disappoint! The photographs are amazing and are beautifully displayed. There is also a static display of prairie wildlife which is very well done. The museum caters to children and looks like it does a great job of it - very hands on, staff running the meet the animal exhibits were very patient and friendly. We were three adults and some were of the larger kids groups were a little overwhelming at times but the photography exhibit was (mostly) a quiet haven and should not be missed.
  • The Nature Museum is located in picturesque Lincoln Park. Make a day of it - do the Conservatory, Zoo, & Nature Museum with or without kids. The Nature Museum has rotating exhibits as well as permanent collections that get you closer to the native flora & fauna of the area - inside the museum & out. The best part, though, is the butterfly haven. Go sit among the butterflies, birds, & blooms. That's worth the (low!) price of admission alone.

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