Exploring the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

The Peggy Notebaert Museum, with its small, lush landscape, found in a city made from concrete and metal, provided the Scientists for Tomorrow community with an opportunity to explore and learn about nature in a way that few chicagoans receive.

On June 3rd, 2017, participants of all ages gathered for the Peggy Notebaert nature experience. This year participants learned about different pollinators and their life cycles, they explored the grounds around the museum while looking for different species of plants or animals, and they enjoyed the surreal nature of the butterfly room where they were lucky enough to see the release of butterflies as they emerged from their chrysalis.

Feedback from Participants
“I wish I can stay here longer, it was really fun!”
“I <3 it”
“Great place, can’t wait to come again =)”
“I like how guests get to interact with animals to learn more about them”
“The snake guy was great”

Participating Schools
NEIU – Beyond the Bell
Urban Gateways
NEIU – Gear Up

About The Peggy Notebaert Museum
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is the public face of the Chicago Academy of Sciences. Having been founded in 1857, for 160 years the academy has been a place for scientists and nature enthusiasts to examine and share the specimens they have collected.  With it’s national and international reputation for leadership in conservation, it’s collections, and citizen science, the museum shares its knowledge by connecting the citizens of Chicago to nature and science using captivating exhibits, family events and in-depth education programs. With it’s 390,000 piece collection, it has been dubbed the first Museum in the West.