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Senior Group Visits


A visit to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is a great outing for senior groups.

With more than 15 exhibits to discover, there’s something for everyone! Guests can bask in the warmth of our world-famous Judy Istock Butterfly Haven, surrounded by a thousand fluttering butteflies, stroll through an art gallery or a natural history exhibit, get hands-on with one of our many live animals, or even explore the many nature trails that surround the Nature Museum and overlook North Pond—complete with pollinator gardens and vignettes of regional ecosystems.

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Group Pricing

The following rates are given seven days a week to senior groups (majority of group is age 60+) – including Thursdays, our Suggested Donation Day.

  • Senior group of more than 10 people
    Seniors group of fewer than 10 people

  • $5.50/person

Seniors and adults attending a Senior Group Visit will be charged the senior group rate.

Enhance Your Visit


Make your field trip visit unforgettable by releasing a butterfly for its very first flight. For $10, your group will be able to adopt a butterfly that has just emerged from its chrysalis and is ready to be released into the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven.

Reserve a Private Room

Groups visiting in the afternoon can reserve a private garden-view room with outdoor access, coffee, and pastries for $150. Please note, this offer is subject to availability and available to senior groups only. Coffee and pastry package accommodates groups up to 10, For larger groups, add $5 for each additional person over 10.

Adopt-a-Butterfly     Printable Visitor Guide 

Arrival & Check In

When your group arrives in the Museum lobby, your group leader will check in at the Admission Desk and receive visitor guides for the group. Click here to preview the Senior Group Visitor Guide. 

Once your group leader has checked in and your visitor guides have been distributed, your group is welcome to begin your self-exploration of the Museum as a group or as individuals!

Reserve Your Space Today

Click the button below to begin filling out the Senior Group Visit Request Form. Please only submit one request per visit. If you are planning multiple visits either on more than one day or multiples trips on one date  you must fill out a separate request for each. Before requesting a visit, please click here to review the Payment & Cancellation Policies.

Please note: A group of 10 or more wishing to visit on a Thursday will be given the senior group rate and must register at least two weeks in advance.

Senior Group Visit Request Form

After you've submitted a request form, we will process your request within five business days. Once we've booked your group visit, we will send you a confirmation packet via email. Your group visit is not confirmed until you've received this email. If you have not received an email after five days, please email to check on the status of your request. 

Anything Else?
Please visit our Group Visit FAQs for answers to common questions. If you need further assistance, please email

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