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The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Address: 2430 North Canon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone Number: 773 755 5100
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Ranked #46 of 309 Attractions in Chicago
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: A nature museum that combines learning with high-quality interactive displays and activities.
Attraction details
Type: Specialty Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: A nature museum that combines learning with high-quality interactive displays and activities.

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Dallas, TX
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148 reviews 148 reviews
59 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This was a great hands-on nature museum. The butterfly house was fabulous and every single room has hands on experiences. I would highly recommend this museum for any toddlers and up. I visited because it was part of the ASTC passport program and boy was I surprised. I went with decent expectations, but it by far exceeded them. You can... More 

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A friend living near the museum suggested a visit and we were so glad we did! We became members because hope to visit again and the rates were better that way. The place had our attention, and our kids', for nearly 3 hours. Can't wait to visit when the outdoor gardens are accessible!

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Lakewood, IL
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Very affordable and easy to get to. Get there early for free parking right in front of the entrance. The staff is amazing, super friendly and enthusiastic! River exhibit was fun, loved the little birds in the butterfly exhibit. I would recommend you bring your lunch as the "café" is a small fridge with a couple of sandwiches and a... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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32 reviews 32 reviews
12 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Nice destination for young children under 10. Parking was not bad on a Sunday for free near entrance.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Musuem is a treasure located just steps from Lincoln Park Zoo. My son and I had planned to spend the day at the zoo, but he and I are both sensitive to heat and it was one of the hottest days in Chicago, so we opted to check out the nature museum instead. We were amazed!... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Its a natural museum focused in kids education. I guess it was not intended to receive adult or a more scientific public. The butterfly exibit is very interesting, though. I could even check a butterfly hatching

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Chicago, Illinois
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621 reviews 621 reviews
229 attraction reviews
409 helpful votes 409 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We love taking walks through Lincoln Park in the summertime, through Lincoln Park Zoo, to the Chicago History Museum, along the lakefront from North Avenue to Fullerton Avenue, in the Lincoln Park Conservatory and along the lagoon from Fullerton to Diversey. That's how we discovered the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum at the corner of Fullerton and North Cannon Drive, across... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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67 reviews 67 reviews
12 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We visited with family on the public holiday weekend. The children loved it and we enjoyed looking around and particularly spending time in the butterfly room. We attended a very good lecture on the extinction of the Passenger Pigeon.

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Fall River, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A unique place to hold a wedding. While the wedding we attended was great, the biologist in me was disappointed in the museum. They had a big collection, but all preserved and static. Except for the butterflies, there was very little to interact with. I would imagine children would find it boring. I did like the wildness of the grounds.

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Chicago
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

The Notebaert Museum is a wonderful place to take young guests too....if only to walk through the butterfly room It is also lovely to go there on Saturdays, in the fall, for the Green Market. What a lovely setting .

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