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Holiday Wish List


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This holiday season, give a gift to your favorite museum! Here at the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, our staff and animals have a few things on their wishlists…

  • Rice Paper Butterfly

    Butterfly Snack Supporter - $10

    Butterflies like special treats around the holidays, just like you. Except they prefer black bananas and overripe pears. Yummy? Provide treats in the haven with a gift of $10.

    Become a Butterfly Snack Supporter
    • Museum  Grounds

      Prairie Plant Patron - $20

      Keep native pollinators in the neighborhood with new prairie plants. $20 buys live plants to keep the Nature Museum grounds in good shape for our pollinator friends.

      Become a Prairie Plant Patron

  • Blanding's Turtle

    Turtle Warmer - $30

    All reptiles like to bask in the sun—or under special heat lamps. With a gift of $30, you can provide a little sunshine for our turtles and snakes this winter.

    Help Keep our Turtles Toasty 

  • C3 Leaders

    Sustainability Superhero - $50

    The Chicago Conservation Corps trains volunteers to work in every ward of the city. Help provide a scholarship to a new volunteer with a gift of $50.

    Become a Sustainability Superhero

  • Scientist in the field

    Citizen Science Sponsor - $100

    Support a training program for one of our citizen science initiatives, like the Illinois Butterfly Monitoring Network or the Calling Frog Survey. $100 gets our scientists out in the community to train new volunteers.

    Become a Citizen Science Sponsor

  • Students with School Bus

    School Bus Benefactor - $500

    Underwrite the cost of a bus to visit the Nature Museum. A gift of $500 pays for transportation for students from an underserved neighborhood. 

    Become a School Bus Benefactor

Donations received through our holiday wish list are used to support the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum’s programs of education, conservation, and exhibits.

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