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The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

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2430 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL 60614-2874
+1 773-755-5100
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Awesome first experience

Great interactive museum. Kids will love. Plenty of indoor and outdoor space for a nice, leisurely... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Steven Y
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Chicago, Illinois
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Nature Museum of Chicago

Went with a couple of small children and their parents. Midweek on a cold, snowy but sunny day,the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Tzuba, Israel
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A nature museum that combines learning with high-quality interactive displays and activities.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“butterfly room” (24 reviews)
“lincoln park” (15 reviews)
Opens in 17 min
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Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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2430 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL 60614-2874
Lincoln Park
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"butterfly room"
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"butterfly exhibit"
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"lincoln park"
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"beautiful butterflies"
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"hands on activities"
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"the water play area"
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"butterflies flying"
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"north pond"
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"lily pond"
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"young ones"
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"live butterflies"
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"academy of sciences"
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"taxidermy animals"
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"great for kids"
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"street parking"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Great interactive museum. Kids will love. Plenty of indoor and outdoor space for a nice, leisurely educational experience for an entire family.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with a couple of small children and their parents. Midweek on a cold, snowy but sunny day,the museum was almost empty. All the better to appreciate its offerings: a new, temporary exhibit on birds of paradise which even preschoolers can enjoy as well as...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Our first time visit to this museum was a great experience for my 4 year old and 16 month old. It was not very crowded, thus the boys had many opportunities to see turtles, frogs, fish, insects and participate in the hands on activities. The...More

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Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

This is a nice science museum, especially if you are in the area for other reasons. I would tie it in with a visit to the zoo. If you are an ATSC museum member, admission is free. Make sure you stop in to see the...More

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Reviewed 20 October 2017

Great museum for kids. We arrived shortly after 2 p.m. and the kids were still fully engaged and had more to see when it closed at 5. The prices ($9 for adults; $6 for kids) are reasonable, compared to some of the other museum options)...More

Thank J05186
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Hands on enjoyment for kids. Lovely to have the butterflies fly around you. The out door space has opportunity to explore or fish. Easy access by bus. Special events are great. Worth a visit for sure. We are members so we can visit a couple...More

Thank Nancy K
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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

A really great place to spend half a day. The museum is split into indoor and outdoor areas with displays emphasising and explaining the diversity of nature and mans' impact. The butterfly room is amazing as you stroll amongst live tropical butterflies and moths. There...More

Thank gary19191
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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

They have an awesome assortment of animals, paintings, and exhibits. The frogs and turtles are my favorite animals. Two exhibits that are well worth your time are the butterfly garden and observation deck.

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Reviewed 31 May 2017

The Nature Center might not be the largest around but the butterfly exhibit is exceptional in that it offers both the delightful immersion in butterflies along with a extensive educational section that makes this one outstanding. Other exhibits have great educational value. For kids, besides...More

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

We really enjoyed seeing the native animals of Illinois and the butterfly exhibit. If we had small children and lived in Chicago, we'd belong to this museum!

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Neely B
10 December 2016|
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Response from Raquel A | Reviewed this property |
Yes, it would be ok for a winter day. Everything is inside - including the butterfly garden, which is very beautiful and worth the visit. Take a look at Exhibits page on the Museum site and look for the Butterfly Haven.
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