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Child observing butterfly in Judy Istock Butterfly Haven

Explore upcoming family and child-focused events, programs, and classes below. Register for all early childhood and family programs and classes by clicking the corresponding button. Space is limited. Where noted, registration is required for programs. Payment is due at the time of registration. For additional questions, please email programs@naturemuseum.org.

Summer Nature Fest  Family Yoga on the Terrace  I Heart Birds   Tea with the Turtles    Bugapalooza    Supper with the Snakes    Full list of Children & Family Programs
  • 11:00 am-11:30 am July 17, Wednesday

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

    Story Time

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Story Time

    Description

    Head to Hands-on Habitat to listen to a story picked for our littlest visitors, and then keep the fun going with games and activities.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 11:00 am-1:00 pm July 17, Wednesday

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

    Casting Lessons on the Pier

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Wednesdays

    Casting Lessons on the Pier

    Description

    Learn how to cast a fly, spin, or bait casting fishing rod on the historic North Pond Casting Pier. Lessons and equipment provided by The Anglers Club of Chicago & The Elliott Donnelley Chapter of Trout Unlimited. All ages and skill levels welcome. Weather permitting.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 12:00 pm-12:15 pm July 17, Wednesday

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

    Critter Connection

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Daily

    Critter Connection

    Description

    Snakes, turtles, salamanders...more than 50 animal species reside in our lab. Get up close with one of our critters and learn about our animal friends that live at the Nature Museum.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 1:00 pm-1:15 pm July 17, Wednesday

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

    Live Animal Feeding

    Children & Family | Recurring Event:

    Live Animal Feeding

    Description

    From turtles to snakes, from rats to insects, there are a variety of critters that call the Nature Museum home. Join us in Mysteries of the Marsh to learn about their special diets and see our experts feed some of our animals.

    Cost: Free with admission

  • 2:00 pm-2:15 pm July 17, Wednesday

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

    First Flight Butterfly Release

    Children & Family | Recurring Event: Every day

    First Flight Butterfly Release

    Description

    Join us every day at 2pm in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven as we release newly emerged butterflies into the Haven for the first time! Watch as they take their first flight!

    Cost: Free with admission

 
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