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  • Butterfly in Butterfly Haven
  • Child looking at butterfly specimens

Bunking with the Butterflies is an unforgettable slumber party experience at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum! Spend a fun-filled night participating in nature-inspired games and crafts, exploring the museum, getting up close with live animals and being surrounded by the wonder of the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven.

Nature Museum overnights are a shared learning experience facilitated by museum educators. A snack will be provided the night of your arrival and a continental breakfast will be provided the next morning. See below for information on our public scout overnights and custom private overnight options.

Please email overnights@naturemuseum.org for additional information. Click here for a printable Bunking with the Butterflies program flier.

Boy Scout Overnight    Girl Scout Overnight    Custom Private Overnight

Public Boy Scout Overnight

Boy Scouts with rats

Scouts may bring non-scouting friends!

Friday, March 10 - Saturday, March 11, 2017

$50 per scout; $20 per chaperone up to the 1:5 chaperone to children ratio

$50 per participant for additional adults

Public overnights are available for groups with children ages 6-12, with a ratio of one adult to five children.

Public Boy Scout Overnight Registration Form


"The kids had fun and we learned new things. It was very well organized and managed. It was our best overnight yet. Thank you!” - 2016 Overnight Participant

Public Girl Scout Overnight

Girl Scouts with preserved snake specimen

Scouts may bring non-scouting friends!

Friday, April 21 - Saturday, April 22, 2017

$50 per scout; $20 per chaperone up to the 1:5 chaperone to children ratio

$50 per participant for additional adults

Public overnights are available for groups with children ages 6-12, with a ratio of one adult to five children.

Public Girl Scout Overnight Registration Form


“It is a magical time after hours and we loved the interaction with animals.” - 2016 Overnight Participant

Custom Private Overnight

Children in Butterfly Haven

Book a private overnight for your scout, school or family group!

$55 per participant

Custom overnights are available for families and groups with a ratio of one adult to five children.

For additional information, or to inquire about planning a custom private overnight for a group of 40 or more people, please complete the inquiry form by clicking on the button below.

Custom Private Overnight Inquiry Form


“This event was very organized. There were many great education sessions, and a good pace. I will definitely recommend this experience to others!” - 2016 Overnight Participant

 
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