Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago

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  • July 30, 2017
    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 ...  more »
  • May 31, 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 tha...  more »
  • May 29, 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!  more »
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  • July 8, 2017
    What a delightful little museum. Great exhibits on flooding and locks, and well as frogs and fish. Particularly loved the butterfly conservatory and the interactive exhibit with the snakes and turtles. It's surrounded by beautiful natural scenery.
  • July 3, 2017
    Cute, small-ish conservation and education-focused museum. If you have kids, think about skipping The Field and coming here for the more kid-centric feel and the numerous outdoor spaces (you won't be bored as an adult, don't worry). The indoor Butterfly garden is one of the best I've been to. Also, Herpetological Society comes every month with lizards, snakes and tortoises that you can hold and pet!
  • April 13, 2017
    Just a lovely and well-thought out museum. It's perfect for children, but adults will also find it delightful, entertaining and educational as well. My sister and I bought a city bus tour pass that included the zoo and museum link, and that's how we were able to get to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, as it's a little bit too far to get to on foot. My favorite part of the museum is definitely the indoor butterfly garden. If you're traveling with small children, this is a must!
  • May 6, 2017
    While there are a number of interactive exhibits that need repair, there are nice displays and activities for the young and pensive topics for the grown. The butterfly exhibit really brought happiness to my heart. Must see!
  • April 23, 2017
    Amazing place with a big room with lots and lots of butterflies one could land on you. Though lots of other animals to learn about. Theres a room that's kinda like a basement with bugs that could live in your basement which is kinda gross. Over all its a cool place about nature.

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