Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Science Museum, Preserve
2430 N Cannon Dr (at Fullerton Pkwy)
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 755-5100
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
9:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm


  • Monarch Butterfly
  • The butterfly house is a winter haven. Kids will love the water play area and the kids area. The changing exhibits upstairs are usually great.
  • Kids under 3 are always free. Get in free on Thursdays (donations are encouraged but not necessary). Explore the relationship between people and nature here.
  • Butterflies are awesome!
  • Great place to visit the nature in the city! Loved the butterfly room!
  • Giant Praying Mantid
  • Check out Nature on Tap, the last Tuesday of every month from 6 to 9:30 p.m., to awaken your inner child. This is an adults-only event that includes admission to all exhibits and local craft beer.
  • Go & c the butterflies when u r here they r beautiful
  • The farmers market is awesome.
  • The Butterfly Pavillion is very fun, some huge butterflies.
  • Free museum admission when you go to the farmers market on Saturday.
  • Thursdays are "Suggested Donation Days."
  • Located in Lincoln Park, this truly is a "hands on" experience with all sorts of displays. You can learn about wetland animals and how the Chicago rivers were created. Fun for all!
  • Visit the butterfly haven at 2 pm to see the new butterflies exploring their new home.
  • The butterfly haven is a great escape from cold Chicago winters, and the museum is especially good for families with children.
  • The Butterfly Garden is absolutely incredible!
  • The Judy Istock Butterfly Haven at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is nominated for Best Brush with Nature in our Hipsqueak Awards, vote now at!
  • The butterfly display was so fun-beautiful butterflies everywhere.
  • Free parking across the street in marina lot. (only fall, winter, spring)
  • A room filled with live butterflies flying around you. Good spot for a date.

Nearby places

2001 N Clark St (btwn Fullerton Pkwy & LaSalle Dr)
2391 N Stockton Dr (at Fullerton Pkwy)
210 W. Fullerton Ave. (at Cannon Dr.)