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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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Services Offered

Wheelchair Accessible

Student Tours

Group Policy

Average Visit/Tour Length 3 Hours

Group Capacity 1200

Minimum Group Number 10

Miles from O'Hare Airport 16.0

Miles from Midway Airport 15.0

Miles from Navy Pier 3.3

Miles from McCormick Place 5.5

Miles from Downtown 3.0




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Student Group Friendly

Special Interest Tours Offered

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

ATM Machine On-site

ADA Compliant

Self-Parking Available On-site

Number of Retail Stores

Hours of Operation Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Weekends


Preferred Catering Providers

Number of Meeting Rooms 6

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 Style 250

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 1200

Max Capacity, Classroom Style 200

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 250

Max Venue Capacity 1200

Private Meeting Space Available


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