The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Local nameThe Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
LocationLincoln Park, Chicago, United States

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is a natural history museum located in Chicago, Illinois and is operated by the Chicago Academy of Sciences. The museum traces its history to the founding of the Academy in 1857. After a century at a nearby location, the Academy opened its present museum named for benefactor Peggy Notebaert in 1999 at the intersection of Fullerton Parkway and Cannon Drive in Lincoln Park. The institution focuses on the natural history of the Chicago region, and offers educational programs for children and adults. It is also known for its live butterfly house, which is attached to a laboratory and program to study and enhance Chicago area butterfly populations.

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Opening hours

Mon - Fri: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sat & Sun: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.


Adults: $9
Seniors, Students: $7
Children: $6

More information and contact


Official Website


Phone +1 773 755 5100

Address 2430 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL 60614, USA

Coordinates 41°55'36.208" N -87°38'6.831" E

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