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  • 9:00 am-10:00 am
    February 5, 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.

  • 4:30 pm-9:30 pm
    February 5, Thursday

    Taxidermy Workshop with Urban Ecologist Steve Sullivan

    Adult | Recurring Event:

    Description

    Join us for two intense evenings of taxidermy and learn fundamental techniques by mounting your own pigeon. We will address the history of this art form from early "stuffing" to modern "mounting". This class may challenge even the most artistically inclined. Completion of a specimen is entirely possible, but not guaranteed. Respect for the specimens is expected; no chimeras or anthropomorphs will be allowed.
    Please contact adultprograms@naturemuseum.org before bringing outside specimens or tools. Registration required.

    Cost: $300. $75 of the fee is non-refundable. All materials provided.

    Registration Information

    February 5 & 6


    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.

  • 4:30 pm-9:30 pm
    February 6, Friday

    Taxidermy Workshop with Urban Ecologist Steve Sullivan

    Adult | Recurring Event:

    Description

    Join us for two intense evenings of taxidermy and learn fundamental techniques by mounting your own pigeon. We will address the history of this art form from early "stuffing" to modern "mounting". This class may challenge even the most artistically inclined. Completion of a specimen is entirely possible, but not guaranteed. Respect for the specimens is expected; no chimeras or anthropomorphs will be allowed.
    Please contact adultprograms@naturemuseum.org before bringing outside specimens or tools. Registration required.

    Cost: $300. $75 of the fee is non-refundable. All materials provided.

    Registration Information

    February 5 & 6


    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
    February 7, Saturday

    Butterfly Haven Yoga

    Adult | Sold Out

    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.
    Cost: $15/class. Discounted rate available for monthly series registration.

    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.

    Registration Closed
  • 1:00 pm-4:00 pm
    February 10, Tuesday

    Plants in Pencil

    Adult

    Description

    Instructed by Suzanne Wegener, Nature Art Education manager at The Morton Arboretum and freelance illustrator.

    Learn how to use graphite pencils to illustrate nature. We will discuss materials, techniques and introduce botanical specimens weekly. Come for one or all. Advanced students will be given additional specimens.
    Cost: $30 per class. Email adultprograms@naturemuseum.org for a supply list, or purchase materials in class for an additional fee. Registration required.

    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-7:30 pm
    February 11, Wednesday

    Plants Without Dirt

    Adult

    Description

    Think outside the pot! Explore the fascinating world of epiphytic plants -- orchids, bromeliads, and many others -- that grow without soil. learn how to grow your own epiphytes, and mount a plant to take home with you. Led by Seth Harper, Nature Museum horticulturist.
    Cost: $30/member, $35/non-member. Registration required.

    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.

  • 9:00 am-10:00 am
    February 12, 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
    February 14, Saturday

    Butterfly Haven Yoga

    Adult | Sold Out

    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.
    Cost: $15/class. Discounted rate available for monthly series registration.

    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.

    Registration Closed
  • 7:00 am-9:00 pm
    February 18, Wednesday

    Chicago Ornithological Society

    Adult

    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. 

  • 6:00 pm-7:00 pm
    February 18, Wednesday

    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 required.

    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.

  • 9:00 am-10:00 am
    February 19, 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
    February 21, Saturday

    Butterfly Haven Yoga

    Adult | Sold Out

    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.
    Cost: $15/class. Discounted rate available for monthly series registration.

    Registration Information

    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.

    Registration Closed
  • 10:00 am-4:00 pm
    February 22, Sunday

    Chicago Volunteer Expo

    Adult

    Description

    There are so many ways to give back to your community in 2015. Find the one that’s right for you at the Chicago Volunteer Expo!

    Visit over 75 nonprofit organizations from all over the city to learn how you can lend a hand.

    Whether your passion is the environment, the arts, or social justice, there’s a volunteer opportunity waiting for you.The Chicago Volunteer Expo is free and open to all. Registration is not required. For more information, visit the official site.

  • 6:00 pm-9:30 pm
    February 24, Tuesday

    Nature on Tap

    Adult | Recurring Event: Last Tuesday of the month

    Description

    Nature on Tap features adults-only access to the Nature Museum, including the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven. Highlights include a trivia game testing your knowledge with nature and science themed questions. The winning trivia team will receive the coveted Golden Cockroach trophy.
    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.

  • 9:00 am-10:00 am
    February 26, 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
    February 28, 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.
    Cost: $15/class. Discounted rate available for monthly series registration.

    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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