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The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

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Lincoln Park
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Address: 2430 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL 60614-2874
Phone Number: 773 755 5100
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
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
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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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Butterflies

A neat little museum that is walking distance to the Lincoln Park zoo. The butterfly walk-through exhibit is fantastic. This is really geared toward younger elementary kids.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
momsj23
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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87 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

A neat little museum that is walking distance to the Lincoln Park zoo. The butterfly walk-through exhibit is fantastic. This is really geared toward younger elementary kids.

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Thank momsj23
Little Rock, Arkansas
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful and informative museum! It is truly a gem! The various children's areas were delightful and the wonderfully designed "nature tunnels", complete with sound effects, delighted both my 2 year old grandson and myself! I highly recommend this!

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Thank Mary Jo L
Stellenbosch, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is generally more aimed towards children, but I found some interesting stuff to look at. I spent most of my time at the butterfly sanctuary, which was like paradise. You won't spend too much time here, but if you have kids I'd suggest you stop by here.

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Thank Antoni S
Kingsport, Tennessee
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5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is kid friendly but isn't the best for older teens or adults. It doesn't take a large amount of time to go around but the butterfly exhibit is very interesting

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Thank Omegawolf
Chicago, Illinois
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34 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love to come here, even as the kids got older, they love to visit the butterfly room! Simply fascinating! Wear something colorful and they will land on you! if you have a Chicago library card, they have discount passes available at times, and that is when we go.

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Thank CheesecakeChick
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

if you like butterflies - beautiful room but the birds outside was disappointing .. would have liked to see more actual creatures

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Thank bethjnewyork
Grand Haven, MI
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

I came to the museum today with my family. It's a mini Field Museum! We loved it and spent about 3 hours seeing the exhibits. Fabulous grounds outside as well. Afterwards, we went to the Conservatory which was gorgeous!

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Thank 3rdCoastHighlander
Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

I love the Nature Museum. Perfect for weddings too! I love the butterflies and the rest of the exhibits.

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Thank Ernesha P
Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

just love butterfly exhibition, such a nice place to be. And good walk outside the Museum with different areas to sit and relax.

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Thank Iryna I
Grosse Pointe, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Very nice museum especially for families with young children. Plan on spending a minimum of three hours here. Beautiful butterfly display and interactive nature exhibits They have an outside area or you could bring a picnic.

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Staying in Lincoln Park

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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.