From prairie and river ecosystems to the biology of Ice Age–mammals, nature and its conservation, the focus at this Lincoln Park museum situated alongside a lagoon is vast and varied. Hands-on interactive displays on marsh and river ecosystems engage kids, while the thousand fluttering beauties of the 2,700-square-foot Judy Istock Butterfly Haven appeal to all ages.
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
|Venue name:||The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum||Contact:|
2430 N Cannon Dr
|Cross street:||at Fullerton Pkwy|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri 9am–5pm; Sat, Sun 10am–5pm|
|Transport:||El: Brown, Purple (rush hrs), Red to Fullerton. Bus: 74, 151.|
|Price:||$9, seniors and students $7, kids ages 3–12 $6, kids under 3 free. Thursdays are free for Illinois residents.|