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Explore our upcoming adult programs, events, and workshops below. Register for all adult program classes by clicking the corresponding button. For all programs, space is limited and registration is required. Payment is due at the time of registration. For additional questions, please email programs@naturemuseum.org.

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  • 2:00 pm-5:00 pm September 22, Sunday

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

    Painting Birds

    Adult

    Painting Birds

    Description

    Join scientific illustrator Alex Boersma for an afternoon drawing and painting nature! 

    Let’s draw birds! This workshop will teach you how to accurately paint birds with watercolor, using the amazing bird specimens in the Nature Museum’s collections for reference. In the process, we’ll touch on subjects such as anatomy and feather structure and arrangement.

    Registration Information

    Cost: $70/member (no materials); $75/non-member (no materials); $92/member (with materials); $97/non-members (with materials)

    Register Here

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  • 7:00 am-9:00 am September 25, Wednesday

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

    Morning Bird Walks

    Adult | Recurring Event: Wednesdays

    Morning Bird Walks

    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 what birds were spotted. Dress appropriately for the weather, and bring your own binoculars.

    Cost: Free

  • 8:30 am-9:45 am September 28, Saturday

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

    Butterfly Haven Yoga

    Adult | Recurring Event: Saturdays

    Butterfly Haven Yoga

    Description

    Join us for a rejuvenating yoga 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.

    Please note: Due to maintenance, the Saturday, September 14 session of Haven Yoga will take place outdoors on our South Terrace overlooking Lincoln Park.

    Cost: $15/class. Must 18 years of age or older to participate. BYO mat.

  • 2:00 pm-5:00 pm September 29, Sunday

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

    Scientific Illustration: Open Art Lab

    Adult

    Scientific Illustration: Open Art Lab

    Description

    Join scientific illustrator Alex Boersma for an afternoon drawing and painting nature! 

    This workshop is an open art lab featuring an assortment of specimens from the Nature Museum / Chicago Academy of Sciences collections. Attendees bring their own art materials, and we supply specimens and informal instruction and art assistance. It's a great time to continue working on your illustrations and paintings from previous classes, or use your skills to create a new scientific or natural history illustration. Registration for a previous art workshop not required.

    Registration Information

    Cost: $30/member; $35/non-member

    Register Here

  • 7:00 am-9:00 am October 2, Wednesday

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

    Morning Bird Walks

    Adult | Recurring Event: Wednesdays

    Morning Bird Walks

    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 what birds were spotted. Dress appropriately for the weather, and bring your own binoculars.

    Cost: Free

 
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