Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Chicago offers some remarkable smaller museums just a few miles from the center of the city.
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum has a butterfly haven that’s home to more than 1,000 butterflies of 75 different species. Specimens in the museum’s collection include nearly 14,000 birds and 15,500 plants.
The following wonderful exhibits feed the curiosity gene with some answers, more questions and stimulating thoughts about life: past, present and future.
This winter might have been tough on Chicagoans who had to shovel all that snow, but it’s shaping up as good news for the butterfly population.
It was 100 years ago when the passenger pigeon became extinct. WBBM’s Steve Miller spoke with a Chicago author who chronicled the disappearance of the species.
(CBS) – The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum boasts many must-see sights, from the outdoor nature walk to the “Look In” Lab to the Nature of Eating exhibit. But it’s the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven that […]
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Nestled in the expanse of green that is our beloved Lincoln Park, the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum strives to create a connection between people and nature. Geared towards families, this hands-on museum offers a wide range of fun, interactive exhibits and educational programming for children and adults of all ages. This is one of our family’s favorite museums – there is always something to delight both my kids, ages 2 and 10.
You don’t have to feel stuck in the cold city this winter. Visit the tropics without having to catch a flight. These four Chicago spots are the perfect tropical pick-me-ups: uninterrupted, stress-free family time with a side order of sliders, palm trees and butterflies.
Scientists and volunteers are spending their time putting 2,500 caterpillars to bed for the winter on the roof of the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in the park of Lincoln Park.
Wet weather at the beginning of the year has led to an increase in skunk sightings across the Chicago area according to the urban ecology curator at the Notebaert Nature Museum.
A brand new trail is covering a lot of ground in only a third of a mile — right behind the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Lincoln Park.
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