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Register for all Early Childhood program classes by clicking the corresponding PayPal link. 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.

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  • 11:00 am-12:00 pm February 15, Monday

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

    Melikin Puppet Show

    Children & Family

    Description

    Come join the Melikin Puppet Theater as they present a series of Aesop’s Fables. Watch as lions, dogs, grasshoppers and turtles act out fun fables that teach lifelong lessons for the whole family!

    Cost: Free with Museum admission

  • 1:00 pm-1:15 pm February 16, Tuesday

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

    Live Animal Feedings: Frogs and Toads

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Tuesdays

    Description

    Stop by the Look-In Lab to watch our animal experts feed our frogs and toads.

  • 10:00 am-11:00 am February 19, Friday

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

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

    Children & Family | Sold Out

    Description

    Children 1–4 will learn Spanish vocabulary during an experiential, interactive class through songs, movement and laughter! Read books, do fun hands-on crafts, and sing songs, all relating to a different nature theme each week.

    Cost: 7-week sessions: $100/member caregiver and child/ series; $140/non-member caregiver and child/ series; $20/single class. You are welcome to bring children 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. A limited number of series registrations are available. Once full series registrations are sold out, a limited number of single class registrations will be available.

    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
  • 1:00 pm-1:15 pm February 23, Tuesday

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

    Live Animal Feedings: Frogs and Toads

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Tuesdays

    Description

    Stop by the Look-In Lab to watch our animal experts feed our frogs and toads.

  • 11:00 am-1:00 pm February 27, Saturday

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

    Discovery Day

    Children & Family

    Description

    Please note this event has been cancelled and will be rescheduled soon. We apologize for any inconvenience.


    Have you ever seen something in nature that you just couldn’t identify? On Sunday, February 28, we'll be sharing our experts with you during our second annual Discovery Day! Our scientists will help identify your discoveries. Whether your specimen is a feather, fossil, shell, rock, plant, photograph, or observation you can join our experts at the Museum from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to learn more about it! As a bonus, visitors who bring a specimen to identify on Discovery Day will receive free admission.

    Don't have a piece to bring in? Don't worry! You'll still be able to speak with our experts, ask questions, and learn about some of the Museum’s own discoveries by examining some specimens from our own collection up close.

    Please note, our experts will not be giving appraisals during Discovery Day. 

    Cost: Free with Museum admission.

 
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