The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, Chicago

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  • 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 pa...  more »
  • 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 i...  more »
  • 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 t...  more »
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  • Woderful little gem of a museum. Has great exhibits for young children. Mine are 4 and 6 years old and sometimes prefer it to a trip to the zoo. They're favorites are the water tables, hands on habitat, and small reptiles/ bug tanks. Their butterfly room is also quite lovely. We come on Thursdays when its free for residents, but get there early, parking is hard to come by even though there's lots of it. Again, caters more towards the little ones so keep this in mind when you visit.
  • If you have kids and need a place for them to learn and play, this is your place! From the butterfly haven to the play space which includes imaginary learning it keeps young children enthralled and entertained. They have demonstrations with live animals and displays to engage the senses which is great for children. On Thursdays, there is a free day
  • Great place to visit and let kids explore. Parking was free and on Thursdays has free admission for Illinois residents. Visited during the winter and was pleased with the variety of indoor activities.
  • Five stars for the gardens and location. Even if you don't pay to enter the museum, the gardens around it are one of the most serene places in Chicago. While in the area, you can also visit the Lincoln Park Zoo and Conservatory. Five stars for the museum if you are going with children. Most of the exhibits are perfect for children. I have had great times here with my family. Three stars if you are an adult looking for a science museum to spend an afternoon. Everyone can appreciate the incredible butterfly room, however many science oriented adults are likely to explore the rest of the exhibits rather quickly. This museum only sells snacks. I suggest crossing the street to the free Lincoln Park zoo if you are hungry after your visit.
  • Great place to visit with the kids to have a fun scientific experience. There were some live animals and some stuffed, preserved animals. The live Butterfly rainforest is the best.

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