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The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

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A Widow's Note of Nature

This place was one that was on my husband's bucket list before he died. It is special to me and... read more

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dawgelene
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Chicago, Illinois
Great Nature Museum for both Kids and Adults - Free admission on Thursdays for Illinois Residents

This is a smaller museum that is great for kids. Lots of interactive displays and the ability to... read more

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maryjok456
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Chicago, Illinois
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There's always something new to explore at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Bask in the warmth of our Judy Istock Butterfly Haven, home to more than 1,000 butterflies. Touch a live snake. Meet gorgeous exotic birds. See scientists engaged in real...more
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2430 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL 60614-2874
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Reviewed yesterday

This place was one that was on my husband's bucket list before he died. It is special to me and will always be. I have a great memory of our last visit of him alive, and all of the nature we enjoyed throughout the facility....More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a smaller museum that is great for kids. Lots of interactive displays and the ability to interact with small creatures. The Butterfly Haven is open year round and is located in a 2,700-square-foot greenhouse with more than 1,000 butterflies. They have a couple...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Janelle V, Manager at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks so much for your review, maryjok456!

Reviewed February 13, 2019

When winters get cold and long I love to visit this beautiful tropical garden. If you can't take a trip to Hawaii stop by this place and roam around the place you will feel you are in Hawaii. it has a butterfly exhibit and tons...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Janelle V, Manager at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for such a kind review!

Reviewed February 6, 2019

This was a great place and even though I lived in the city for a decade I had never been until a recent visit. I mainly went because I had my little 22 month-in-tow and figured it was a fun activity I could share with...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Janelle V, Manager at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2019

Thanks for your kind words, Tim! All Illinois residents can enjoy free admission during our Suggested Donation Thursdays, not just Chicago residents. We hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed February 3, 2019

LOVE taking my little ones here. Have been here many many times. Free on Thursday and close to zoo and beach. Butterflies are free and will land on you if you stand very still.

Date of experience: June 2018
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Janelle V, Manager at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2019

Thanks so much, Dawn!

Reviewed November 15, 2018

Talk about accessibility. The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is as accessible as it gets. Located at 2430 North Cannon Drive, at the corner of Cannon and Fullerton in Lincoln Park, across the street from Lincoln Park Zoo, steps from North Lake Shore Drive at the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Janelle V, Manager at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, responded to this reviewResponded November 16, 2018

Thanks so much, Taylor!

Reviewed October 15, 2018

a wonderful smaller nature museum with a emphasis on the animals, plants and ecology of the area. programs for kids and adults, small native critters and a gorgeous butterfly greenhouse.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Janelle V, Manager at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Thanks for the review!

Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

A small museum, very interesting for adults as well. Kids can play there from a very small age. Right now a small indoor playground with many possible activities for kids. A butterfly garden and much more. We saw the feeding of rats, educational and oriented...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Janelle V, Manager at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2018

Thanks for such a kind review!

Reviewed August 25, 2018 via mobile

Butterfly garden and seeing the lab where they are hatched was great. And we happened to visit on a Wednesday when volunteers coach folks, including young kids, on casting, using their fishing rods with bobbers. That was a wonderful experience for our youngster (5). But...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

My partner had visited here years ago and was interested to see how much had change. The exhibits were well displayed in modern settings and were particularly aimed at children. While we were there there were numbers of school groups who seemed to be enjoying...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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June 24, 2018|
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Response from jlschiavone | Reviewed this property |
yes, it is indoors. The building holds several exhibits including the butterfly exhibit on the 2nd floor
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maraorest
March 27, 2018|
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Response from Janelle V | Property representative |
If you find yourself pressed for time, an hour or an hour and a half should be enough time to explore the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven (you can easily spend a lot of time in there), check out the art exhibits, explore Birds... More
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Response from 482raquela | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it would be ok for a winter day. Everything is inside - including the butterfly garden, which is very beautiful and worth the visit. Take a look at Exhibits page on the Museum site and look for the Butterfly Haven.
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