The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Chicago, IL

Where are we going?

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N Cannon Dr
IL 60614

773 755 5100

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!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $9

Children: $7 (Ages 3 to 12)

Discount: Seniors $7

Free Under: 3 years


Need a little extra help?

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


When can we go?

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

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


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! - Fun things to do with kids and best places to visit in the US
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