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Hours & Pricing


Hours of Operation

Front of Museum Building

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday and Sunday
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is open every day except the first Friday in May, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

The last admission ticket is sold at 4:30 p.m.

Admission Price

Child playing in RiverWorks
$9 for adults
$7 for students and seniors (60+)
$6 for children Ages 3 - 12
Free for children under 3
From Memorial Day to Labor Day, active duty service members and their families can enjoy free admission. Click here for additional details.

We are pleased to offer a discounted admission fee of $1.00 to individuals and families presenting an Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT) Card. Museum visitors who display their EBT Card and a valid form of identification will receive a discounted admission rate of $1 per person, for up to six people in their party. Children under three are, as always, free. This admission rate is available during all normal operating hours.

Directions to the Nature Museum can be found on the Getting to the Museum page


Visitors in Butterfly Haven
The Museum does rent out wheelchairs 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 3rd floor Bird Walk exhibit.

All restrooms on all levels are accessible.

Museum Events

Children in Nature Nuts
Many museum events and activities are included with the price of admission. To explore daily events, or register for a special class, program or event, visit the Calendar of Events page.
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