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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.

The Nature of Conservation   Rivers Empyrean Concert   Compelling Voices in Birding   Butterfly Haven Yoga
Chicago Conservation Corps    Full list of Adult Programs
  • 8:30 am-9:45 am April 18, 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.

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

  • 6:30 pm-8:00 pm April 18, Saturday

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

    Sound Environments: Rivers Empyrean Concert

    Adult

    Sound Environments: Rivers Empyrean Concert

    Description

    The widely acclaimed Chicago-based Fifth House Ensemble brings an evening-length concert performance of original compositions inspired by nature sounds, ecological data, and First Peoples.

    At a time when the environment is more threatened than ever with pollution, and our life-giving waterways are at risk, Rivers Empyrean traces the life cycle of water from rain to rivers. This program asks what it would mean to consider humans as part of nature rather than beings standing outside its impact.

    Featuring a new commision by Patrick O'Malley driven by data from Friends of the Chicago River, and a new commission by Shawn Okpebholo that celebrates water as a precious resource by transforming it into a musical instrument, alongside music inspired First Peoples.

    Doors open at 5:30pm, concert begins at 6:30pm. A cash bar will be available.

    Cost: $15/member, $20/non-member

  • 6:00 pm-8:00 pm April 21, Tuesday

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

    The Nature of Conservation

    Adult

    The Nature of Conservation

    Description

    Join us for a discussion on conservation ethics with a diverse panel of biologists, ecologists, and authors. Using renowned environmentalist Aldo Leopold's philosophy of land ethics as a jumping off point, panelists will share the role of moral responsibility to the natural world in their work, and the necessity of including nature in our definition of community.

    Complimentary light refreshments and a cash bar will be available.

    Cost: Free

  • 8:30 am-9:45 am April 25, 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.

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

  • 10:00 am-12:30 pm June 6, Saturday

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

    Butterfly Pinning 101

    Adult

    Butterfly Pinning 101

    Description

    Join our associate curator of entomology to learn the ins and outs of insect pinning! Participants will receive a demonstration and guided instruction on pinning procedure and techniques, using ethically sourced butterflies. Everyone will go home with 2-3 prepared butterflies, a shadow box for displaying specimens, and instructions on how to properly pin at home.

    All materials will be provided. Your finished specimens will go home with you so you can proudly display your work for friends and family. 

    Cost: $45/members, $50/non-members. Registration fee includes all materials.

    Participants under 18 years old are welcome to join us! Before registering a participant under 18 for the workshop, please email programs@naturemuseum.org.

    Museum admission is included in the ticket price.

 
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