The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Chicago, IL

4 (5 reviews)

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Address: 2430 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL 60614, USA Number: 773 755 5100 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

You don't have to leave a city like Chicago to connect with nature and learn all about the amazing natural beauties we have in this world!

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is an amazingly popular place for kids to visit - it's actually one of the city's most visited! Nature and science come alive, and a number of fun and interesting exhibits are waiting to be enjoyed.

The exhibits themselves cover a range of topics which will fascinate and educate all visitors - no matter what age! 

Do you love those colorful butterflies that flutter around you with their delicate wings? The Jusy Istock Butterfly Haven is a place where kids can stand spellbound as they experience a butterfly just emerging from it's chrysalis from the very first time. With over 1,000 butterflies, it's an amazing tropical retreat! 

You might be in Chicago, but that doesn't stop you exploring the rainforest! With multi-sensory exhibits, kids can learn all about the rainforests, and most importantly how people can make a difference in saving them. You might even encounter a rainforest animal or two!

For those little kids, the hands-on habitat allows them to explore the secret world of animals homes. From an underground cave to a giant roped spider web - they will be busy climbing, crawling and learning! 

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum covers natures food, birds, the environment and even outdoor exploration - just to name a few!

Surround yourself in nature in the middle of a city - it's a wonderful family day out!

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How much does it cost?






$7 (Ages 3 to 12)



Seniors $7


Free Under

3 years


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Additional Information

The last admission is 4:30pm

Any top tips?


They have fun family and childrens programs (and an extra cost) where you can learn languages and crafts!

I'm Hungry!


There is a cafe with locally made snacks as well as drinks

Healthy Eating Why not bring your own healthy snacks and enjoy it in front of their lovely pond!

What people are saying?

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Teachers corner


What a great place for students to learn! You can take a self-guided field trip, or they can come to you!

Can I get one of those?


The gift shop has great nature and science themed gifts, as well as educational items.

Need a little extra help?


Give them a call if you have special needs and see how they can help

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When can we go?

9am - 5pm weekdays. 10am - 5pm weekends

All year round, except first Friday in May, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

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