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  • 8:30 am-9:30 am February 23, Thursday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Museum Toddler Time

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Thursdays in February

    Museum Toddler Time

    Description

    Looking for a fun kid-friendly outing? Steer your stroller to the Nature Museum every Thursday this month! Visitors with strollers will enjoy early admission at 8:30 am, complimentary coffee, and early-childhood-focused programming as part of Museum Toddler Time. With a new theme each week, young visitors will interact with favorite exhibits in new ways, and enjoy play and story time in our Hands-On Habitat

    Cost: Free with admission

    Don't forget, Illinois residents can enjoy free admission as part of our Suggested Donation Thursdays!

  • 11:00 am-2:00 pm February 23, Thursday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Animal All-Stars: Meet Our New Rats

    Children & Family

    Animal All-Stars: Meet Our New Rats

    Description

    Say hello to our adorable new residents! The tiny rats are the newest addition to the Istock Family Look-In Lab, and we need your help to name them! Starting today, visitors will be able to see the rats in person, as well as stop by the Look-In Lab to cast their vote.

    Throughout the day we'll be featuring Critter Connections, live feedings and drop-by acitvities, all highlighting this special species.

    11 to 11:20 - CRITTER CONNECTION — Get hands-on with this week’s Animal All-Star!
    11 to 12 - SPECIMEN VIEWING — Check out specimens of our Animal All-Star from our Collections!
    11:30 to 12:30 - ALL-­STAR SKETCHING — Doodle away! Our Animal All-Star comes out at 12:00pm as a live model.
    1 to 1:20 - ALL­-STAR FEEDING — Find out what and how our Animal All-Star eats!
    1:30 to 1:50 - SPECIAL CRITTER CONNECTION — One of our biologists will bring out an All-Star not usually seen during Critter Connections!

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm February 23, Thursday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Butterfly Release

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every day

    Butterfly Release

    Description

    Join us every day at 2:00 p.m. in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven as we release newly emerged butterflies into the Haven for the first time! Watch as they take their first flight!

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 1:00 pm-1:15 pm February 24, Friday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Live Animal Feedings: Fish

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Tuesdays

    Live Animal Feedings: Fish

    Description

    Stop by River Works to watch our animal experts feed our fish.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm February 24, Friday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Butterfly Release

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every day

    Butterfly Release

    Description

    Join us every day at 2:00 p.m. in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven as we release newly emerged butterflies into the Haven for the first time! Watch as they take their first flight!

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 11:30 am-12:30 pm February 25, Saturday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Drop-by Family Fun

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every Saturday & Sunday

    Drop-by Family Fun

    Description

    Join us every weekend for hands-on learning in the exhibits. Discover new things about nature through games, crafts, and puzzles with an ever-changing topic. Fun for the whole family!

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 1:00 pm-1:15 pm February 25, Saturday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Live Animal Feedings: Endangered Turtles

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Saturdays

    Live Animal Feedings: Endangered Turtles

    Description

    Stop by Mysteries of the Marsh to watch our animal experts feed our endangered turtles!

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm February 25, Saturday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Butterfly Release

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every day

    Butterfly Release

    Description

    Join us every day at 2:00 p.m. in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven as we release newly emerged butterflies into the Haven for the first time! Watch as they take their first flight!

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 11:30 am-12:30 pm February 26, Sunday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Drop-by Family Fun

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every Saturday & Sunday

    Drop-by Family Fun

    Description

    Join us every weekend for hands-on learning in the exhibits. Discover new things about nature through games, crafts, and puzzles with an ever-changing topic. Fun for the whole family!

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 1:00 pm-1:15 pm February 26, Sunday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Live Animal Feeding: Water Snakes

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Sundays

    Live Animal Feeding: Water Snakes

    Description

    Stop by the Mysteries of the Marsh to watch our animal experts feed our water snakes!

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm February 26, Sunday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Butterfly Release

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every day

    Butterfly Release

    Description

    Join us every day at 2:00 p.m. in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven as we release newly emerged butterflies into the Haven for the first time! Watch as they take their first flight!

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 1:00 pm-1:15 pm February 27, Monday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Live Animal Feeding: Salamander

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Mondays

    Live Animal Feeding: Salamander

    Description

    Join us in Mysteries of the Marsh as our animal care staff feeds our beautiful salamanders.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm February 27, Monday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Butterfly Release

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every day

    Butterfly Release

    Description

    Join us every day at 2:00 p.m. in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven as we release newly emerged butterflies into the Haven for the first time! Watch as they take their first flight!

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 1:00 pm-1:15 pm February 28, Tuesday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Live Animal Feedings: Box Turtles

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Tuesdays

    Live Animal Feedings: Box Turtles

    Description

    Stop by the Mysteries of the Marsh to watch our animal experts feed Opal, Onyx and the rest of our box turtles.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm February 28, Tuesday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Butterfly Release

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every day

    Butterfly Release

    Description

    Join us every day at 2:00 p.m. in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven as we release newly emerged butterflies into the Haven for the first time! Watch as they take their first flight!

    Cost: Free with admission

 
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