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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
    July 4, Saturday

    Cold Blooded Weekends with the Chicago Herpetological Society

    Children & Family

    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
    July 5, Sunday

    Cold Blooded Weekends with the Chicago Herpetological Society

    Children & Family

    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
    July 5, 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
    July 15, Wednesday

    Nature Nuts! Outdoors (Ages 2-4)

    Children & Family | Sold Out

    Description

    Explore the outdoors with your little one through age appropriate activities including outdoor games, hands-on crafts and stories! 

    Cost: 6 week session: $60 member caregiver and child $90 non-member caregiver and child $15/single class.

    Wednesday, June 10: Sun
    Wednesday, June 24: Bees
    Wednesday, July 15: Water
    Wednesday, July 29: Turtles
    Wednesday, August 12: Camping
    Wednesday, August 26: Gardening

    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
  • 5:00 pm-7:00 pm
    July 16, Thursday

    Celebrate Summer! Bugs on the Move

    Children & Family

    Description

    Spend your Thursday evenings this summer at the urban gateway to nature and science! Join us as
    we extend our hours for three special themed Thursday evenings. On July 16 we will highlight insect members of our living collections. Visitors will also be able to learn about insect locomotion through live specimens and robots.

    Illinois residents will enjoy free admission and family-friendly activities throughout the evening.

    Featured activities at all Summer Thursdays will include bird walks with the Chicago Ornithological Society’s Geoffrey Williamson, critter connections with your favorite snakes and turtles, and live music.

    Cost: Free with museum admission.

    Thanks to GoGo squeeZ and Cabot Cheese for sponsoring this event.

 

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