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Wild Winter Weekends

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  • Monk Parakeet

Wild Winter Weekends
Select Sundays
1 pm to 3 pm

What does it take to survive in a city? Who are our neighbors? What defines ‘nature’? Just whose city is it, anyway? Escape the winter cold with a cozy afternoon spent learning about the thriving ecology that manages to survive right here in Chicago, through everything the city can throw at it. Sip hot beverages, listen to expert speakers, and learn about the neighbors you never knew you had.

Cost: $10/member, $15/non-member per session

Upcoming Dates & Registration Information

March 12 - Non-Native Survivors

What’s the difference between an invasive species and a friendly non-indigenous species? Why do South American parakeets thrive where native birds can barely compete? Who belongs in our urban ecosystem? Find out at this month's talk!

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Advance registration is encouraged. Questions? Email or

If you need to cancel, you must email Cancellations must be made at least 15 days prior to the programs to receive a refund or to transfer to another date of the same program. No refunds or transfers will be available less than 15 days prior to a program’s start date. The Nature Museum reserves the right to cancel programs at any time, in which case a refund for any paid program fees would be available.

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