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Child observing butterfly in Judy Istock Butterfly Haven

Explore upcoming family and child-focused events, programs, and classes below. Register for all early childhood and family programs and classes by clicking the corresponding button. Space is limited. Where noted, registration is required for programs. Payment is due at the time of registration. For additional questions, please email programs@naturemuseum.org.

Flutter into Fall  I Heart Birds   Tea with the Turtles    Bugapalooza    Supper with the Snakes    Full list of Children & Family Programs
  • 11:00 am-11:30 am September 21, Friday

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

    Story Time

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Story Time

    Description

    Head to Hands-On Habitat to listen to a story picked for our littlest visitors, and then keep the fun going with games and activities.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm September 21, Friday

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

    Critter Connection

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Critter Connection

    Description

    Snakes, turtles, salamanders...more than 50 animal species reside in our lab. Get up close with one of our critters and learn about our animal friends that live at the Nature Museum.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm September 21, Friday

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

    First Flight Butterfly Release

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every day

    First Flight Butterfly Release

    Description

    Join us every day at 2pm in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven as we release newly emerged butterflies into the Haven for the first time! Watch as they take their first flight!

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 9:00 am-10:00 am September 22, Saturday

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

    Member Preview: Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore!

    Children & Family

    Member Preview: Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore!

    Description

    Bring the kids to this members-only event and explore our new exhibit: Dora and Diego - Let's Explore! Nature Museum members are invited to a morning of fun including Story Time in the exhibit, Museum-wide access, and complimentary refreshments.

    Cost: Free for members, please register using the button below

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  • 10:00 am-10:00 am September 22, Saturday

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

    Flutter into Fall

    Children & Family

    Flutter into Fall

    Description

    Ring in the fall season at the Nature Museum with a day-long celebration of our beloved butterflies and new exhibit, Dora and Diego—Let’s Explore! Participate in monarch butterfly tagging demos, art projects, multiple butterfly releases, scavenger hunts, an outdoor bug blitz, and more! 

    Click here to learn more.

    Cost: Illinois residents can enjoy free admission with a suggested donation.

 
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