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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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Great Rainy Day Adventure

2-3 hrs needed to explore this museum and the gardens. The butterfly house was the best part. Kids... read more

Reviewed 13 May 2018
alesha11
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Worth your time

Chicago has many museums and attractions. This is one of the best. It is worth your time. You will... read more

Reviewed 10 May 2018
TonicTravelAmeniti
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Chicago, Illinois
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There's always something new to explore at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Bask in the warmth of our Judy Istock Butterfly Haven, home to more than 1,000 butterflies. Touch a live snake. Meet gorgeous exotic birds. See scientists engaged in real conservation and more. With over 15 exhibits to discover, the Nature Museum is the ideal family getaway, right in Chicago!
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
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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"butterfly haven"
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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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"small birds"
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"lily pond"
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"young ones"
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"live butterflies"
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"small gift shop"
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"neat exhibits"
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

2-3 hrs needed to explore this museum and the gardens. The butterfly house was the best part. Kids and adults will enjoy the exhibits. Pack a lunch and eat inside or out. Coffee available to purchase.

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Janelle V, Web & Social Media Manager at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thanks for your review, Alesha11.

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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Chicago has many museums and attractions. This is one of the best. It is worth your time. You will discover new things and you will have a pleasant experience.

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Janelle V, Web & Social Media Manager at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 11 May 2018

Thank you so much for your review, TonicTravelAmeniti.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018

Went on a brisk spring day and getting to the lakefront on a day like that is a treat in itself. Arrived just as the museum opened and street parking was already limited but still available. I came to see the butterflies and spent 3...More

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Janelle V, Web & Social Media Manager at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

We're so glad your first experience was such a good one! We look forward to having you back and welcoming you as a member!

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Reviewed 24 February 2018

Good museum to see living salamanders, frogs and turtles. The paradise bird exhibition is also very informative and interesting (loved the superb paradise birds). Helpful staff. Fun for nature-loving adults but more targeted at children.

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Janelle V, Manager at The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 March 2018

Thanks for the review, Ruijing!

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

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

Thank Steven Y
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 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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maraorest
27 March 2018|
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Response from Janelle V | Property representative |
If you find yourself pressed for time, an hour or an hour and a half should be enough time to explore the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven (you can easily spend a lot of time in there), check out the art exhibits, explore Birds... More
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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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