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Children & Family Programs

  • Kids on Rug in North Gallery
  • Kids graduating Polish through Nature class
  • Critter Connection

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-3:00 pm
    September 5, 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 the Chicago Herpetological Society.

    Cost: Free with Museum admission

  • 10:00 am-3:00 pm
    September 6, 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 the Chicago Herpetological Society.

    Cost: Free with Museum admission

  • 12:00 pm-1:30 pm
    September 6, Sunday

    Chicago Junior Herp Society

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

    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

  • 10:00 am-11:00 am
    September 9, Wednesday

    Nature Nuts! (Ages 2-4)

    Children & Family | Sold Out

    Description

    Explore the Nature Museum through age-appropriate activities including outdoor walks, songs, stories, and live animal interactions. Cost: 7-week sessions: $70/member caregiver and child/series, $100/non-member caregiver and child, $15/single class.

    You are welcome to bring children that are under 12 months to an older sibling’s class at no additional fee. Attending siblings 12 months or older should be registered for the class. Registration required.

    September 9 - Bugs
    September 23 - Squirrels
    October 7 - Snakes
    October 21 - Spiders
    November 11 - Harvest
    December 2 - Hibernation
    December 16 - Stars
    *No class on November 25

    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-11:00 am
    September 11, Friday

    Spanish Through Nature: Parents and Tots (Ages 1-4) (Session 1)

    Children & Family | Sold Out

    Description

    Children ages 1-4 will learn Spanish vocabulary during an experiential, interactive class through songs, movement and laughter! Children will read a thematic book together and then do fun hands-on crafts and sing songs relating to the day’s theme. Presented in partnership with Instituto Cervantes. 

    Cost: 7-week sessions: $100/member caregiver and child/series; $140/non-member caregiver and child/series; $20/single class

    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
 

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