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Flutter into Fall

Flutter into Fall

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.

Supported in Part By 

U.S. Forest Service - International Programs

Flutter into Fall Highlights

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Grand Opening: Amazing Pollinators
All day

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.

  • Seeds

    Create a Fall Seed Packet

    Join our friends from Rose Pest Solutions and create a make-and-take garden of fall plants.

  • Child making a craft

    Create a Butterfly Craft

    Join Hyde Park Art Center to create some beautiful crafts celebrating some of our favorite insects.

  • Yoga instructor teaching yoga

    Drop By Family Yoga

    Practice your tree pose and more! Drop by for free family yoga demos with our instructor.

  • Children listening to story

    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

    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.

  • Woman looking at butterfly

    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!

  • honey in jars

    Honey Tasting

    Did you know that different seasons, locations, and flowers produce different flavors of honey? See if you can taste the difference!

  • child trying on a beekeeper outfit

    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!

  • Children on a nature walk

    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.

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