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Register for all early childhood and family programs and classes by clicking the corresponding PayPal link. Space is limited. Where noted, registration is required for programs. Payment is due at the time of registration. For additional questions, please email familyprograms@naturemuseum.org.

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  • 1:00 pm-1:15 pm December 13, Tuesday

    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

  • 10:00 am-11:00 am December 14, Wednesday

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

    Nature Nuts (Ages 2-4)

    Children & Family | Sold Out

    Sold Out Nature Nuts (Ages 2-4)

    Description

    Explore nature through fun hands-on activities including stories, crafts and live animal interactions.

    SEPTEMBER 21: Apples
    OCTOBER 5: Tracks
    OCTOBER 19: Foxes
    NOVEMBER 2: Leaves
    NOVEMBER 16: Owls
    NOVEMBER 30: Bats
    DECEMBER 14: Trees

    Cost: 7-week sessions: $70/member caregiver and child/series, $100/non-member
    caregiver and child, $15/single class.

    Caregivers must remain with the child attending the class. You are welcome to bring children
    under 12 months to an older child’s class at no additional fee. Attending children 12 months or older should be registered for the class.

    Registration Information

    Unless otherwise stated, programs are free to attend with museum admission and pre-registration is
    required for all paid programs. Questions? Email adultprograms@naturemuseum.org or familyprograms@naturemuseum.org.

    If you need to cancel, you must email cancel@naturemuseum.org. 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.

    Registration Closed
  • 1:00 pm-1:15 pm December 20, Tuesday

    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

  • 1:00 pm-1:15 pm December 27, Tuesday

    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

  • 11:00 am-12:00 pm December 29, Thursday

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

    Flying Fox Animal Show

    Children & Family

    Flying Fox Animal Show

    Description

    Join Scott and his menagerie of creatures from all over the world. You’ll have the chance to interact with reptiles, bats, other mammals and more as you learn about conservation. A Nature Museum favorite!

    Cost: Free with admission

 
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