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Children & Family Programs

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Register for all Early Childhood program classes by clicking the corresponding PayPal link. Registration forms are also available to submit via mail or fax. For all programs, space is limited and registration is required. Payment is due at the time of registration.  For additional questions, please email familyprograms@naturemuseum.org or call 773-755-5145.

Full list of Children & Family Programs
  • 10:00 am-11:00 am
    April 29, Wednesday

    Nature Nuts! (Ages 2-4): Parents & Tots

    Children & Family | Sold Out

    Description

    Explore the Nature Museum though age-appropriate activities including outdoor walks, hands-on crafts, songs and stories. Please dress for the weather and dress for a mess!

    January 14: Rainforests (Sold Out)
    January 28: Maple Syrup (Sold Out)
    February 11: Clouds (Sold Out)
    February 25: Animal Homes (Sold Out)
    March 11: Frogs (Sold Out)
    March 25: Flowers (Sold Out)
    April 15: Eggs (Sold Out)
    April 29: Birds (Sold Out)

    Cost: $10/single class member; 15/single class non-member

    You are welcome to bring children that are under six months to an older siblings class at no additional fee. Attending siblings six months or older should be registered for the class. Registration required.

    Registration Information

    If you have to cancel, you must email familyprograms@naturemuseum.org to cancel registration for early childhood and family programs, and adultprograms@naturemuseum.org to cancel registration for adult programs.

    Cancellations must be made at least two weeks prior to the program to receive a refund, or to transfer to another date of the same program. No refunds or transfers will be available less than two weeks prior to a program’s start date. The Nature Museum reserves the right to cancel programs at any time.

    Registration Closed
  • 10:00 am-3:00 pm
    May 2, Saturday

    Cold Blooded Weekends with the Chicago Herpetological Society

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: First weekend of every month

    Description

    Get to know a menagerie of reptiles and amphibians during this hands-on experience provided by thte Chicago Herpetological Society.
    Cost: Free with museum admission.

  • 10:00 am-3:00 pm
    May 3, Sunday

    Cold Blooded Weekends with the Chicago Herpetological Society

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: First weekend of every month

    Description

    Get to know a menagerie of reptiles and amphibians during this hands-on experience provided by thte Chicago Herpetological Society.
    Cost: Free with museum admission.

  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    May 3, Sunday

    Chicago Junior Herp Society

    Children & Family

    Description

    The CJHS is about sharing the love of "herps" (amphibians and reptiles) with children of all ages, and fostering an appreciation of wildlife and nature through educational speakers and hands-on interactions.
    Cost: Free with museum admission.

  • 11:00 am-3:00 pm
    May 7, Thursday

    Habitat Conservation Fair

    Children & Family

    Description

    Interested in learning about local and regional conservation efforts? Opportunities are available to become a citizen scientist, certify your backyard or take part in a service day. Meet with representatives from Project Squirrel and more to learn how you can help. Participating organizations include:

    Habitat 2030
    Zooniverse
    The Nature Conservancy
    Chicago Park District
    Forest Preserve District of Cook County 

    Cost: Free with museum admission.

 

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