Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Lincoln Park


2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago IL 60614

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For 160 years, the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum has served as an urban gateway to nature and science.

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Facility Meeting Space Details

Private Meeting Space Available

Max Venue Capacity 1200

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 250

Max Capacity, Classroom Style 200

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 1200

Max Capacity, Theater Style 250

Complete Buy-out Available

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

Off-Site Catering Allowed

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 600

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 600

Number of Meeting Rooms 6

Preferred Catering Providers


Number of Retail Stores

ADA Compliant

ATM Machine On-site

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

Special Interest Tours Offered

Student Group Friendly




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Miles from Downtown 3.0

Miles from McCormick Place 5.5

Miles from Navy Pier 3.3

Miles from Midway Airport 15.0

Miles from O'Hare Airport 16.0

Minimum Group Number 10

Group Capacity 1200

Average Visit/Tour Length 3 Hours

Group Policy

Student Tours

Wheelchair Accessible


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