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The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

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Lincoln Park
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Address: 2430 North Canon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone Number: 773 755 5100
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: A nature museum that combines learning with high-quality interactive...
A nature museum that combines learning with high-quality interactive displays and activities.
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Great museum. Definitely recommend for children.

Excellent museum experience. Allow several hours (3-4) to thoroughly explore everything. We rushed through in 2.5 so we could get to the zoo and didn't get to experience... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Reading, Pennsylvania

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Montepulciano, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW via mobile

Because we were going to the Lincoln park zoo and it was so close we thought we would go for the release of the butterflies / yeah not worth it. I guess point of clarification is in order - I don't think paying $50 for a family of 4 to see some butterflies flying around is worth it. Frankly had... More 

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Reading, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent museum experience. Allow several hours (3-4) to thoroughly explore everything. We rushed through in 2.5 so we could get to the zoo and didn't get to experience everything. A good mix of activities for all age ranges. Both my 4 year old and 10 year old really enjoyed the museum. The butterflies were a big hit.

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Lugano, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Just close to Lincoln Park Zoo is one of our favourite museum. Kids will adore, lots to do, lot to see and don't miss the charming Butterflies Haven.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I visited here with my two and for year old for a birthday party and was surprised on how fun it was. Lots of things to see and an interactive place for the kids. The butterfly garden is beautiful and my kids loved it.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

A wonderful place to bring your children and grandchildren. The butterfly room is exquisite. Lots of hands on activities for children to take part in. Plan to spend several hours at minimum.

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Midwest
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The butterfly habitat is the highlight of this small, hands on, nature museum. Good for younger kids (vs. teens).

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

We spent a rainy day here with children ages 10, 8, 6, and 5. It is a great museum with lots of interaction. The butterfly exhibit was wonderful!

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Bloomington, IL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled upon this museum by accident. Since it was too cool to visit the zoo, we decided to give this a try. What a great day! In addition to the expected Taxidermies animals, there were fun hands on activities for kids (and adults). The Butterfly exhibit was interesting and educational. We all had a great time!

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Not to big of a museum where you will overwhelmed. Its perfect for a day visit with kids, and be sure not to miss the butterfly conservatory on the rooftop. It's location is right NY the lake and the zoo, so great to visit in conjunction with either.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I was there with my 19 month old during a school break. However, that didn't prevent her from having a great time over the course of 2 1/2 hours. Most of the exhibits appear designed for a slightly older crowd, but there was more than enough to keep my child interested and happy. You can bring a snack or lunch,... More 

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Additional Information about The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Address: 2430 North Canon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614
Phone Number: 773 755 5100
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > Lincoln Park
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Lincoln Park
Head to the North Side of Chicago for a stroll through one of the city’s greenest neighborhoods. Lincoln Park boasts over 1200 acres of green space complete with a free zoo open to visitors year-round. This pedestrian-friendly neighborhood is lined with parks, row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln Park itself borders the lakefront area offering peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline. The Lincoln Park Conservatory is one of the most popular attractions in the area, with the Chicago History Museum a close second. Armitage Avenue is where you’ll find great shopping from high-end retailers and small boutiques, whereas Clark Street houses cafes and restaurants. For more highbrow entertainment, walk along Lincoln Avenue to find some of Chicago’s finer museums and theaters.