Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

★★★★☆
  • 2430 North Cannon Dr

    Chicago, IL 60614

    Cross street: Fullerton Ave. and Cannon Dr

    Map & Directions
  • 773-549-0606

About Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Hours
Mon-Fri 9am-4:30pm; Sat-Sun 10am-5pm
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I would suggest going and then if you like it you can convert that day's admission fee into a yearly membership. I have a family membership for a year. It is very kid friendly as a small nature museum, and I just love hanging out for a little in the butterfly haven. The waterfall and butterflies and warm humidity and now the tiny tropical birds make for a very pleasant break from daily life. Plus it's right by the North Pond which is an actual pond with a nice trail around it, so if you are a member you get to come in and use the bathroom in between walking around North Pond.

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★★★★☆

I would suggest going and then if you like it you can convert that day's admission fee into a yearly membership. I have a family membership for a year. It is very kid friendly as a small nature museum, and I just love hanging out for a little in the butterfly haven. The waterfall and butterflies and warm humidity and now the tiny tropical birds make for a very pleasant break from daily life. Plus it's right by the North Pond which is an actual pond with a nice trail around it, so if you are a member you get to come in and use the bathroom in between walking around North Pond.

Pros: butterflies, rooftop deck for warm weather, OK parking

Cons: not much free parking during summer

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The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is an educational and fun, hands-on nature museum! There are lots of different exhibits, from an energy exhibit to an insect exhibit to a unique and beautiful butterfly exhibit! This museum, which consists of multiple levels, is very eye-catching. Right behind the museum is a pond, with a little dock jetting out into the water, where you will often see people strolling along or fishing. This museum is located right in the middle of Lincoln Park, on the brim of Lake MIchigan and the chic Lincoln Park neighborhood!

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★★★★☆

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is an educational and fun, hands-on nature museum! There are lots of different exhibits, from an energy exhibit to an insect exhibit to a unique and beautiful butterfly exhibit! This museum, which consists of multiple levels, is very eye-catching. Right behind the museum is a pond, with a little dock jetting out into the water, where you will often see people strolling along or fishing. This museum is located right in the middle of Lincoln Park, on the brim of Lake MIchigan and the chic Lincoln Park neighborhood!

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People always ask me about some of the free things there are to do when visiting Chicago. I never forget to mention the free admission on Thursdays to the nature museum. This is a really neat place to visit where you can learn a lot. My favorite part is the butterfly garden. You enter a room that is filled with butterflies and they even land on you. It is astonishing to see all the different colors & looks of the butterfly. Another neat part of the museum is the green kitchen. My kids got a kick out of the rotting food experiment. There's a lot of interactive activities at the museum that make it a great place to take the kids...especially on Thursdays!

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★★★★☆

People always ask me about some of the free things there are to do when visiting Chicago. I never forget to mention the free admission on Thursdays to the nature museum. This is a really neat place to visit where you can learn a lot. My favorite part is the butterfly garden. You enter a room that is filled with butterflies and they even land on you. It is astonishing to see all the different colors & looks of the butterfly. Another neat part of the museum is the green kitchen. My kids got a kick out of the rotting food experiment. There's a lot of interactive activities at the museum that make it a great place to take the kids...especially on Thursdays!

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This museum isn't too large, but it is bright and airy. I spent about an hour there, you would probably spend more time with children, because there are a number of interactive exhibits for them. The butterfly room is an exciting experience, but not much else stands out.

PROS: Good for kids
CONS: Limited exhibits

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★★★☆☆

This museum isn't too large, but it is bright and airy. I spent about an hour there, you would probably spend more time with children, because there are a number of interactive exhibits for them. The butterfly room is an exciting experience, but not much else stands out.

PROS: Good for kids
CONS: Limited exhibits

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Wonderful small musuem featuring interactive, engaging exhibits on rainwater run-off, germs, and other topics that appeal to a broad age-range. Large, live butterfly house and rooftop garden exhibit make this a good destination for anyone visting Chicago with children who have a few hours to spare. The musuem has a small on-site cafe, and is conveniently located next to the Lincoln Park Zoo.

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★★★★★

Wonderful small musuem featuring interactive, engaging exhibits on rainwater run-off, germs, and other topics that appeal to a broad age-range. Large, live butterfly house and rooftop garden exhibit make this a good destination for anyone visting Chicago with children who have a few hours to spare. The musuem has a small on-site cafe, and is conveniently located next to the Lincoln Park Zoo.

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This museum is a great destination for all ages. There is a large water-table area for kids to splash around in, a giant taxidermy/stuffed polar bear, tons of local swamp reptiles on exhibit, a seperate toddler play/activity area, special exhibits, an indoor butterfly exhibit that's incredible, a pretty decent cafe with beautiful views of Chicago parkland, etc. etc. You can take out a museum pass from any Chicago Public Library and go free for one week. There is usually free street parking out front if you arrive early.

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★★★★★

This museum is a great destination for all ages. There is a large water-table area for kids to splash around in, a giant taxidermy/stuffed polar bear, tons of local swamp reptiles on exhibit, a seperate toddler play/activity area, special exhibits, an indoor butterfly exhibit that's incredible, a pretty decent cafe with beautiful views of Chicago parkland, etc. etc. You can take out a museum pass from any Chicago Public Library and go free for one week. There is usually free street parking out front if you arrive early.

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Nestled in the heart of Lincoln Park, this museum offers views of Lake Michigan, Chicago's skyline and North Pond. The museum is home to permanent exhibits, special exhibitions, and interactive programs that engageā€¦

 

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