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Explore our upcoming adult programs, events, and workshops below. Register for all adult program classes by clicking the corresponding button. For all programs, space is limited and registration is required. Payment is due at the time of registration. For additional questions, please email programs@naturemuseum.org.

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Butterfly Haven Yoga    Chicago Conservation Corps    Full list of Adult Programs
  • 7:00 am-9:00 am September 18, Wednesday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Morning Bird Walks

    Adult | Recurring Event: Wednesdays

    Morning Bird Walks

    Description

    Join Geoffrey Williamson of the Chicago Ornithological Society to explore the spectacular bird life around North Pond. After your exploration, come inside the Museum for coffee and discuss what birds were spotted. Dress appropriately for the weather, and bring your own binoculars.

    Cost: Free

  • 6:00 pm-8:30 pm September 19, Thursday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Big Year Birding Adventures

    Adult

    Big Year Birding Adventures

    Description

    Lynn E. Barber is a patent attorney with a passion for birding. She has done several big years: a record-breaking Texas big year in 2005, an American Birding Association (ABA) big year in 2008, which she finished with 723 species—the third-best at the time, and an Alaska big year. She chronicled her ABA big year in her book "Extreme Birder: One Woman’s Big Year." She is also the author of "Birds in Trouble," which focuses on 42 imperiled bird species and what can be done to improve their situations. For her talk in this series, she will speak to us about her “Big Year Birding Adventures”—focusing on quests and adventures from her Texas and Alaska big years which will be covered in a forthcoming book. Since she’s now a resident of Alaska, we are fortunate to have her regale us here in Chicago!

    More about this series: Compelling Voices in Birding and Conservation

    Cost: Free

  • 8:30 am-9:45 am September 21, Saturday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Butterfly Haven Yoga

    Adult | Recurring Event: Saturdays

    Butterfly Haven Yoga

    Description

    Join us for a rejuvenating yoga class in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven. Students will leave class feeling energized, balanced, and ready to take their practice off the mat and out into the world.

    Please note: Due to maintenance, the Saturday, September 14 session of Haven Yoga will take place outdoors on our South Terrace overlooking Lincoln Park.

    Cost: $15/class. Must 18 years of age or older to participate. BYO mat.

  • 2:00 pm-5:00 pm September 22, Sunday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Painting Birds

    Adult

    Painting Birds

    Description

    Join scientific illustrator Alex Boersma for an afternoon drawing and painting nature! 

    Let’s draw birds! This workshop will teach you how to accurately paint birds with watercolor, using the amazing bird specimens in the Nature Museum’s collections for reference. In the process, we’ll touch on subjects such as anatomy and feather structure and arrangement.

    Registration Information

    Cost: $70/member (no materials); $75/non-member (no materials); $92/member (with materials); $97/non-members (with materials)

    Register Here

  • 7:00 am-9:00 am September 25, Wednesday

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum 2430 N. Cannon Dr. Chicago, IL 60614

    Morning Bird Walks

    Adult | Recurring Event: Wednesdays

    Morning Bird Walks

    Description

    Join Geoffrey Williamson of the Chicago Ornithological Society to explore the spectacular bird life around North Pond. After your exploration, come inside the Museum for coffee and discuss what birds were spotted. Dress appropriately for the weather, and bring your own binoculars.

    Cost: Free

 
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