Following guidance from the CDC, we have decided to cancel this year's Butterfly Ball, scheduled for May 1.
The Butterfly Ball is the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum’s major source of funding – having raised over $35 million in the last 21 years. This year’s fundraising goal of $2.1 million is more important than ever, as the Museum is closed and all on-site programming is at a standstill, until April 13 at least, and probably more.
In this time of change and challenge, you can still support the Nature Museum:
- To make a gift via a debit or credit card, or to pledge a gift and be billed at a later date, please click the "Make a Gift" button below.
- To let us know you will send a personal check and/or a gift from your donor-advised fund, or to request information on making a gift of stock, please click the "Make a DAF or Stock Gift" button below.
Your continued support of the Nature Museum is appreciated.
In the coming months stay tuned for details on how we will celebrate the Nature Museum community and to recognize our honorees:
and its Institute of Environmental Sustainability (IES)
7th Annual Leadership in Science and Education Award
SUSAN D. WHITING
4th Annual Butterfly Award
for exemplary leadership to the institution