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Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum


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. Located in the heart of Lincoln Park amidst abundant wildlife and nature, hands-on exhibitions allow visitors of all ages to connect with regional wildlife and public programs that inspire green living and sustainability. Interact with live animals, learn about the ecology of the Chicago region and let your imagination soar in the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven.

Services Offered

Wheelchair Accessible

Student Tours

Group Policy

Average Visit/Tour Length3 Hours

Group Capacity1200

Minimum Group Number10

Minimum Size for Group Admission Rate10

Miles from O'Hare Airport16.0

Miles from Midway Airport15.0

Miles from Navy Pier3.3

Miles from McCormick Place5.5

Miles from Downtown3.0




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Student Group Friendly

Special Interest Tours Offered

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

ATM Machine On-site

ADA Compliant

Self-Parking AvailableOn-site

Number of Retail Stores

Hours of OperationSunday-Saturday, 10am-4pm; open 7 days a week


Military Discount

Preferred Catering Providers

Number of Meeting Rooms6

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing)600

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated)600

Off-Site Catering Allowed

On-site Audio/Visual Equipment

Complete Buy-out Available

Max Capacity, Theater Style250

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing)1200

Max Capacity, Classroom Style200

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated)250

Max Venue Capacity1200

Private Meeting Space Available


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