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  • 9:00 am-10:00 am
    August 6, Thursday

    Tai Chi

    Adult | Recurring Event: Every Thursday

    Description

    Exclusively for Nature Museum Members

    Learn the basics of classical Tai Chi in developing fitness, balance, and the mind-body connection, in an atmosphere of harmony with nature. No matter your age or level of fitness, the slow, simple movements of this ancient art will bring you to a new level of strength, energy and wellness. The only equipment you need will be comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Classes led by Jim Nitti of Stirling Tai Chi Society.
    Cost: Free, must be a Nature Museum member to participate.

  • 6:00 pm-7:30 pm
    August 6, Thursday

    Green Cleaning 101

    Adult

    Description

    Make your own natural (and effective!) green cleaning kit in this hands-on workshop. Test simple recipes against commercial products and learn why green cleaning is better for your health, the environment and your wallet!

    Cost: $15/members, $20/non-members.

    Registration Information

    Price Options

    If you have to cancel, you must email familyprograms@naturemuseum.org to cancel registration for early childhood and family programs, and adultprograms@naturemuseum.org to cancel registration for adult programs.

    Cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to the program to receive a refund, or to transfer to another date of the same program. No refunds or transfers will be available less than two weeks prior to a program’s start date. The Nature Museum reserves the right to cancel programs at any time.

  • 8:00 am-10:00 am
    August 8, Saturday

    Coffee, Cameras, and Chrysalides

    Adult

    Description

    Bring your cameras and gain exclusive access to the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven before the Nature Museum opens for the day. Enjoy complimentary coffee and take as many photos as you’d like while avoiding the crowds. Limited to 15 participants.

    Cost: $10/member, $15/non-member

    Registration Information

    Price Options

    If you have to cancel, you must email familyprograms@naturemuseum.org to cancel registration for early childhood and family programs, and adultprograms@naturemuseum.org to cancel registration for adult programs.

    Cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to the program to receive a refund, or to transfer to another date of the same program. No refunds or transfers will be available less than two weeks prior to a program’s start date. The Nature Museum reserves the right to cancel programs at any time.

  • 7:00 am-9:00 am
    August 12, Wednesday

    Chicago Ornithological Society

    Adult | Recurring Event: Wednesdays

    Description

    Join Geoffrey Williamson of the Chicago Ornithological Society to explore the spectacular bird life around North Pond. After your exploration, come inside the museum for coffee and discuss which birds were spotted. Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather and bring binoculars.
    Cost: Free, museum admission not required. 

  • 9:00 am-10:00 am
    August 13, Thursday

    Tai Chi

    Adult | Recurring Event: Every Thursday

    Description

    Exclusively for Nature Museum Members

    Learn the basics of classical Tai Chi in developing fitness, balance, and the mind-body connection, in an atmosphere of harmony with nature. No matter your age or level of fitness, the slow, simple movements of this ancient art will bring you to a new level of strength, energy and wellness. The only equipment you need will be comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Classes led by Jim Nitti of Stirling Tai Chi Society.
    Cost: Free, must be a Nature Museum member to participate.

  • 7:00 am-9:00 am
    August 19, Wednesday

    Chicago Ornithological Society

    Adult | Recurring Event: Wednesdays

    Description

    Join Geoffrey Williamson of the Chicago Ornithological Society to explore the spectacular bird life around North Pond. After your exploration, come inside the museum for coffee and discuss which birds were spotted. Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather and bring binoculars.
    Cost: Free, museum admission not required. 

  • 9:00 am-10:00 am
    August 20, Thursday

    Tai Chi

    Adult | Recurring Event: Every Thursday

    Description

    Exclusively for Nature Museum Members

    Learn the basics of classical Tai Chi in developing fitness, balance, and the mind-body connection, in an atmosphere of harmony with nature. No matter your age or level of fitness, the slow, simple movements of this ancient art will bring you to a new level of strength, energy and wellness. The only equipment you need will be comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Classes led by Jim Nitti of Stirling Tai Chi Society.
    Cost: Free, must be a Nature Museum member to participate.

  • 8:30 am-9:45 am
    August 22, Saturday

    Butterfly Haven Yoga

    Adult | Recurring Event: Saturdays

    Description

    Join us for a rejuvenating class in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven. Students will leave class feeling energized, balanced and ready to take their practice off the mat and out into the world. Space is limited and registration required. Mats not provided.
    Cost: $15/class.

    Registration Information

    Date of Event

    If you have to cancel, you must email familyprograms@naturemuseum.org to cancel registration for early childhood and family programs, and adultprograms@naturemuseum.org to cancel registration for adult programs.

    Cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to the program to receive a refund, or to transfer to another date of the same program. No refunds or transfers will be available less than two weeks prior to a program’s start date. The Nature Museum reserves the right to cancel programs at any time.

  • 8:30 am-9:45 am
    August 22, Saturday

    Wilderness Walk Yoga

    Adult | Recurring Event: Select Saturdays

    Description

    Enjoy an energizing yoga class in a beautiful native nature-scape amongst 150-year-old museum relics. Set in one of the museum's iconic exhibits -- The Wilderness Walk -- this space will take you to a natural state of relaxation. Mat not provided.

    Cost: $15/class, 4-week series available for $48

    Registration Information

    Date of Event


    If you have to cancel, you must email familyprograms@naturemuseum.org to cancel registration for early childhood and family programs, and adultprograms@naturemuseum.org to cancel registration for adult programs.

    Cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to the program to receive a refund, or to transfer to another date of the same program. No refunds or transfers will be available less than two weeks prior to a program’s start date. The Nature Museum reserves the right to cancel programs at any time.

  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm
    August 25, Tuesday

    Summer Creature Features: King Kong

    Adult

    Description

    This month's summer creature feature: King Kong (1933)
    Actress Ann Darrow (Fay Wray) and director Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong) travel to the Indian Ocean to do location shoots for Denham's new jungle picture. Along the way, the actress meets and falls for rugged First Mate John Driscoll (Bruce Cabot). Upon arriving at a mysterious island, Ann is taken hostage by natives who prepare her as a sacrifice to the enormous ape Kong who rules over their jungle. But when Ann is rescued and Kong is captured, the real trouble begins.

    Free with admission to Nature on Tap. 

  • 6:00 pm-9:30 pm
    August 25, Tuesday

    Nature on Tap

    Adult

    Description

    Nature on Tap features adults-only access to the Nature Museum, including the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven. Check out each month's featured film and play trivia for a chance to win the coveted Golden Cockroach trophy.  

    This month's summer creature feature: King Kong (1933)
    Actress Ann Darrow (Fay Wray) and director Carl Denham (Robert Armstrong) travel to the Indian Ocean to do location shoots for Denham's new jungle picture. Along the way, the actress meets and falls for rugged First Mate John Driscoll (Bruce Cabot). Upon arriving at a mysterious island, Ann is taken hostage by natives who prepare her as a sacrifice to the enormous ape Kong who rules over their jungle. But when Ann is rescued and Kong is captured, the real trouble begins.

    Note: Trivia teams must check in by 7 p.m. 

    Cost: Free/member, $10/non-member. Admission includes access to all exhibits, crafty projects and participation in the trivia challenge.

    Registration Information

    Price Options


    If you have to cancel, you must email familyprograms@naturemuseum.org to cancel registration for early childhood and family programs, and adultprograms@naturemuseum.org to cancel registration for adult programs.

    Cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to the program to receive a refund, or to transfer to another date of the same program. No refunds or transfers will be available less than two weeks prior to a program’s start date. The Nature Museum reserves the right to cancel programs at any time.

  • 7:00 am-9:00 am
    August 26, Wednesday

    Chicago Ornithological Society

    Adult | Recurring Event: Wednesdays

    Description

    Join Geoffrey Williamson of the Chicago Ornithological Society to explore the spectacular bird life around North Pond. After your exploration, come inside the museum for coffee and discuss which birds were spotted. Please remember to dress appropriately for the weather and bring binoculars.
    Cost: Free, museum admission not required. 

  • 7:30 pm-9:30 pm
    August 26, Wednesday

    Chicago Herpetological Society

    Adult

    Description

    The regular monthly meetings of the Chicago Herpetological Society take place at the Nature Museum. Learn more about the CHS and their mission to educate the general public about these frequently misunderstood animals, promote conservation of all wildlife, especially reptiles and amphibians, and to encourage cooperation between amateur and professional herpetologists toward a broader and deeper knowledge of this fascinating field.

    Cost: Free

  • 9:00 am-10:00 am
    August 27, Thursday

    Tai Chi

    Adult | Recurring Event: Every Thursday

    Description

    Exclusively for Nature Museum Members

    Learn the basics of classical Tai Chi in developing fitness, balance, and the mind-body connection, in an atmosphere of harmony with nature. No matter your age or level of fitness, the slow, simple movements of this ancient art will bring you to a new level of strength, energy and wellness. The only equipment you need will be comfortable clothes and flat shoes. Classes led by Jim Nitti of Stirling Tai Chi Society.
    Cost: Free, must be a Nature Museum member to participate.

  • 8:30 am-9:45 am
    August 29, Saturday

    Butterfly Haven Yoga

    Adult | Recurring Event: Saturdays

    Description

    Join us for a rejuvenating class in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven. Students will leave class feeling energized, balanced and ready to take their practice off the mat and out into the world. Space is limited and registration required. Mats not provided.
    Cost: $15/class.

    Registration Information

    Date of Event

    If you have to cancel, you must email familyprograms@naturemuseum.org to cancel registration for early childhood and family programs, and adultprograms@naturemuseum.org to cancel registration for adult programs.

    Cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to the program to receive a refund, or to transfer to another date of the same program. No refunds or transfers will be available less than two weeks prior to a program’s start date. The Nature Museum reserves the right to cancel programs at any time.

 

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