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The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is Chicago’s urban gateway to nature and science.

When you’re a Nature Museum member, you can get closer to nature every day through hands-on exhibits for all ages, daily programming, and outdoor nature trails that take you through the heart of Lincoln Park! Immerse yourself in fluttering butterflies, splash around in a river system, touch a live animal, explore a busy beaver lodge, and view specimens from around the world.

Purchase, renew, or gift a membership by clicking the button below. Memberships can also be purchased or renewed by visiting the Nature Museum in person, or calling our Membership Department at 773-755-5115.

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Member Benefits

Membership allows you to experience the Nature Museum at a great value and enjoy exclusive benefits. As a member, you’ll also provide important support for the Museum’s education, research, and conservation initiatives.

Family Membership typically pays for itself in two visits!

Benefits for all members include:

Member Levels

Man taking photo of butterfly

Individual Membership - $42 

(two-year for $80)

Includes all of the benefits listed above, plus:

  • Unlimited, free admission for one adult
  • One membership card

Purchase an Individual Membership

Family in Haven

Family Membership - $60 

(two-year for $110)

Includes all of the benefits listed above, plus:

  • Unlimited, free admission for two adults and all children under 18 in the same household
  • Advance notice for registration of popular events, camps, and programs
  • Two membership cards
  • Ability to add a caregiver/nanny

Purchase a Family Membership

Mother and chid in Haven

Premier Membership - $130 

(two-year for $200)

Includes all of the benefits listed above, plus:

  • All Family Membership benefits
  • Four free adult guest passes
  • Invitation for behind-the-scenes tours
  • $10 discount on gift memberships
  • Recognition in publications

Purchase a Premier Membership

Group on living collections tour

Naturalist Club - $250 

Includes all of the benefits listed above, plus:

  • Two additional guests every time you visit

  • Invitations to exclusive donor events, such as private receptions with artists, authors, and scientists

  • Periodic Nature Museum updates from President Deb Lahey

Purchase a Naturalist Club Membership

Caregiver and children in Haven

Conservation Club -$500 

Includes all of the benefits listed above, plus:

  • Special access to our scientists and conservation research through an invitation to our annual President’s reception
  • Updates regarding critical conservation work from our scientists

Purchase a Conservation Club Membership

Black-tie event in Butterfly Haven

Seniors receive $5 off any membership level. Membership must be purchased at the Museum or by phone to receive senior discount.

 
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