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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 for children and adults

A really great place to spend half a day. The museum is split into indoor and outdoor areas with... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
gary19191
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Potters Bar, United Kingdom
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Small and Beautiful Museum

They have an awesome assortment of animals, paintings, and exhibits. The frogs and turtles are my... read more

Reviewed 30 July 2017
Ted H
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A nature museum that combines learning with high-quality interactive displays and activities.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Hours Today: 09:00 - 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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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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
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.

Thank Ted H
Reviewed 1 June 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

Thank Llibsenoj
Reviewed 30 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!

1  Thank Ex3
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I love this place great for taking wedding pictures and The Lily pond is a beautiful place also and if you adventures go to Lincoln Park zoo and takes some wedding shots with the lion and tigers and bears oh my

Thank Ltanya G
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We were staying in the vicinity and were facing another day of pouring rain, so we decided to check out this Museum. It is quite affordable ($7 for seniors), and really little ones are free. We wandered through the various exhibit areas. Some of the...More

1  Thank StanleyandMarie
Reviewed 5 May 2017

Located across the street from the north side of the Lincoln Park Zoo, this is an excellent venue to visit to enable one to explore both the Zoo and this museum exhibits located both indoors and outside. Informative and educational and good for any size...More

Thank RPRBBR
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

April was a nice time to visit...less crowded and fewer kids. Very interesting exhibits. Very small gift shop and inside eating area. The outside nature walk was still suffering from winter.

Thank Sharon G
Reviewed 2 April 2017

A great place to bring kids, but even if you have no kids, you should go to see the butterflies. It is magical.

Thank panama2000
Reviewed 30 March 2017

If you want to learn more about butterflies and have a pretty brisk walk in the back of the museum this is your place! Gorgeous in every way! Learn about nature inside snakes bugs etc. This is a very beautiful place to check out. Thursday...More

Thank christina d
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row homes, boutiques, taverns, and nature. Lincoln
Park itself borders the lakefront area offering
peaceful views of the water and the Chicago skyline.
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Neely B
11 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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