Open 362 days a year, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is an accessible and affordable family destination located in the heart of Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood.
Monday through Friday
9 am - 5 pm
Saturday and Sunday
10 am - 5 pm
The last admission ticket is sold at 4:30 pm
• $7 for students and seniors (60+)
• $6 for children Ages 3 - 12
• Free for children under 3
Thursdays are suggested donation days for Illinois residents.
Group visit discounts are available.
Illinois teachers with a school ID can receive free admission for themselves when visiting alone or with friends and/or family. Teachers visiting as part of a field trip are charged a group rate or admitted for free based on the attendance policies of their registered trip.
Amenities & Accessibility
Coat check is available for 50¢ per item. Guests may also check a stroller in coat check.
A limited number of strollers are available for $4 upon request with a picture ID. Strollers are allowed everywhere in the Museum except for the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven, where stroller parking is available near the Butterfly Haven entrance.
Mothers are welcome to nurse wherever they are comfortable within the building. Private nursing available upon request.
Wheelchairs are available to rent for no charge. We simply ask that a photo ID be left at the Front Desk upon rental.
Our passenger elevator goes to all levels of the building, including the third floor Micole Birdwalk.
All restrooms on all levels are stroller and wheelchair accessible.
The Nature Museum is located near several CTA stops. Directions to the Nature Museum can be found on the Getting to the Museum page.