Like prescription glasses, nature museums give people the ability to better understand the world around them. Have an ecological epiphany with this Groupon.
$30 for a Family Nature-Museum Membership ($60 Value)
Membership includes unlimited general admission for two adults or caregivers and any children 18 and younger from the same household. Members also receive discounts for camps and parties, reciprocal admission to more than 250 museums worldwide.
The museum's newly opened Bikes! The Green Revolution exhibit spotlights Chicago's cycling culture, tying the city's tradition of two-wheeled transportation to modern-day advice on bike safety and maintenance. Visitors can see 13 historic bikes, including one dating back to the 1880s, and pedal a reproduction of that era's tall-wheeled transports. Children can create their own bike horn sounds and try their hand at assembling a wooden bicycle.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
For 160 years, The Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum has been connecting Chicagoans to nature and science. The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is a family-friendly experience filled with exhibits that let visitors explore the flora, fauna, and ecology of the Great Lakes region.
As visitors walk through the 6.35-acre campus, 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. At the RiverWorks exhibit, families can build dams, control water turbines, and change the flow of a river system. Another popular exhibit is Hands-on Habitat, where knee-high naturalists can explore the secret world of animal homes in this safe, toddlers-only exhibit. For a limited time only, guests can view more than 70 frogs in Frogs: A Chorus of Colors.
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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