Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

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2430 N Cannon Dr., Chicago, IL 60614 2430 N Cannon Dr., Chicago Directions
Today 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Open All Hours
+17737555100
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    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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Report | 2 months ago
If you love Butterflies, this is the place to go.
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Love the butterfly room and their green house
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Great place for kids! Good for up to age 8.
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very good deal am happy that i got it
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Report | 9 months ago
It's such a great place for kids of all ages (even adults too!) but parking can be challenging- just a heads up!
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Report | 10 months ago
Butterfly exhibit is really
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The butterfly house is amazing!
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Report | 10 months ago
Really cute place The Peanuts play area is awesome for toddlers 😃
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Report | 10 months ago
It was perfect! Lots for kiddos to do and see, friendly staff, and a cafe area where you can eat your own snacks And the butterfly garden was like heaven!
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Report | 11 months ago
Great place for kids- butterfly room was awesome!
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The Chicago Academy of Sciences created a library and collection of flora and fauna specimens that burnt in the Great Chicago Fire in 1871, just 14 years after its inception. By 1894, the academy had regrouped and rebuilt its collection in Lincoln Park, where it stood for more than 100 years. In 1999, the academy turned it into the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, a family-friendly museum filled with exhibits that let visitors explore the flora, fauna, and ecology of the Great Lakes region.

The 6.35-acre campus hosts more than 15,000 plants, 13,000 birds, and 22,000 amphibians and reptiles in its specimen collections. As visitors walk through, popular attractions include the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven, where visitors can stand in a swirl of 1,000 exotic butterflies, and Mysteries of the Marsh and the Istock Family Look-in Lab, which feature dozens of living creatures, such as turtles, snakes, and giant bugs. The Rainforest Adventure area allows families to encounter live animals and participate in interactive activities.

In addition to educating the public, the museum is a local leader in wildlife conservation. It's nestled in acres of restored prairie, where visitors can spot migratory birds and other native critters and plants. Outdoor exhibits include 17,000 square feet of green roofs, a restored-prairie nature trail, and a rooftop birdwalk.


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