Flutter into Fall
Saturday, September 14
10am to 2:30pm
“Flutter into Fall” at the Nature Museum with a day-long celebration of our beloved butterflies and brand new exhibit, Amazing Pollinators!
Participate in monarch butterfly tagging demos, butterfly craft projects, multiple butterfly releases, a special butterfly-themed drag queen story time, and more! Plus, sip on pollinator punch and enjoy other local, seasonal treats throughout the morning. Illinois residents can enjoy free admission with a suggested donation.
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Flutter into Fall Highlights
Grand Opening: Amazing Pollinators
Grand opening! Take flight and get ready to explore plants of all shapes, sizes, and colors! Take on the role of bats, bees, beetles, and butterflies in our immersive new exhibit, Amazing Pollinators! Play games, take on missions, and level up as you make your way through the colorful maze. Click here for more information.
Create a Fall Seed Packet
Join our friends from Rose Pest Solutions and create a make-and-take garden of fall plants.
Create a Butterfly Craft
Join Hyde Park Art Center to create some beautiful crafts celebrating some of our favorite insects.
Drop By Family Yoga
Practice your tree pose and more! Drop by for free family yoga demos with our instructor.
Drag Queen Story Hour
Listen to our friends from Kiki Queens read books about bees and butterflies during this very special edition of Story Time.
Monarch Butterfly Tagging
11:30am & 1pm
Wish migrating monarch butterflies ‘good luck’ as they begin their incredible journey from Chicago to Mexico where they will spend the winter! Assist our scientists as they tag and release local monarch butterflies.
Special First Flight Butterfly Release
12:30pm & 2pm
Rediscover the “hidden gems” of the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven. Don’t miss these two First Flight Butterfly Releases!
Did you know that different seasons, locations, and flowers produce different flavors of honey? See if you can taste the difference!
Drop by Pollinator Programming
Throughout the day
See real butterfly, bee, and other pollinator specimens up close! Take part in Critter Connections, try on beekeeper gear, and more!
Pollinator Hunt Nature Walks
Throughout the day
Go on a guided walk through our Nature Trails and see what cool pollinators you can spot along the way.