Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

At Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, you can experience the exquisite miracles of nature right in the heart of the city.

Here, both children and adults can enjoy nature up close and personal unlike most conventional stuffy and impersonal museums.

Whether you are viewing a butterfly struggling out of its chrysalis or wading through wetlands, Peggy Notebaert offers unforgettable experiences.

Here are some of the exciting attractions at the Nature Museum:

Greening Project: an outdoor exhibit showcases eco-friendly, energy-efficient green technology

  • Hands-on Habitat: a two-story hands-on, body-on exhibit of the homes of different types of animals
  • Judy Istock Butterfly Haven: an exquisite exhibition of beautiful butterflies fluttering around exotic flowers, trees, and pools of water
  • River Works: splash through a waterplay exhibit to find out how rivers support plants, animals, and humansPeggy Notebaert also offers volunteer and internship opportunities for budding naturists and environmentalists. Be sure to check out the Web site for current updates on special programs and activities!

    Please call 773.755.5100 for inquiries.

    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is located at 2430 N. Cannon Drive in Chicago?s Lincoln Park neighborhood.
    Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
    2430 N. Cannon Dr.
    Chicago, IL 60614