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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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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
Went on a brisk spring day and getting to the lakefront on a day like that is a treat in itself. Arrived just as the museum opened and street parking was already limited but still available. I came to see the butterflies and spent 3...More
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Janelle V, Web & Social Media Manager at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2018
We're so glad your first experience was such a good one! We look forward to having you back and welcoming you as a member!
Good museum to see living salamanders, frogs and turtles. The paradise bird exhibition is also very informative and interesting (loved the superb paradise birds). Helpful staff. Fun for nature-loving adults but more targeted at children.
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Janelle V, Manager at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, responded to this reviewResponded March 16, 2018
Went with a couple of small children and their parents. Midweek on a cold, snowy but sunny day,the museum was almost empty. All the better to appreciate its offerings: a new, temporary exhibit on birds of paradise which even preschoolers can enjoy as well as...More
Our first time visit to this museum was a great experience for my 4 year old and 16 month old. It was not very crowded, thus the boys had many opportunities to see turtles, frogs, fish, insects and participate in the hands on activities. The...More
This is a nice science museum, especially if you are in the area for other reasons. I would tie it in with a visit to the zoo. If you are an ATSC museum member, admission is free. Make sure you stop in to see the...More
Great museum for kids. We arrived shortly after 2 p.m. and the kids were still fully engaged and had more to see when it closed at 5. The prices ($9 for adults; $6 for kids) are reasonable, compared to some of the other museum options)...More
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.
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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
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 of Paradise, and see our living collections in the Istock Family Look-In Lab.
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.