Today, Thursday, October 1, 2015, The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is free for Illinois residents. This is a suggested donation day.
Tickets are normally $9 for adults, $7 for students and senior citizens (sixty or older), and $6 for children three and older. It is free for tots under three.
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, which opened in 1999, is The Museum of the Chicago Academy of Sciences. Founded in 1857, the Chicago Academy of Sciences is the oldest non-religious cultural institution in the city.
From Friday, October 2, 2015 to Wednesday, October 7, 2015, bring a receipt from one’s visit to The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum to another one of the Museums in the Park during Museum Week to receive $5 off a paid adult admission ticket. One can win a lifetime membership to The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.
During Chicago Museum Week, there is a 10% off sale on all merchandise at the gift shop. Everything is 10% at the café, as well.
One can get $15 off a one-year-long membership. [In other words, a $60 membership would cost $45.] This is good for new members only.
Alternatively, one can get $25 off a two-year-long membership. [In other words, a $110 membership would be $85.] Again, this is for new members only.
The exhibit City Creatures: Animal Encounters in the Chicago Wilderness will open on Friday, October 2, 2015. This exhibit consists of artworks and essays from the book of the same name, published by The University of Chicago Press.
The exhibit Peanuts…Naturally will open on Saturday, October 3, 2015. As with the Peanuts exhibition in Hollywood Blvd. Cinema’s Robert Nudelman Hollywood Museum in November, this exhibit is part of the celebration of the sixty-fifth anniversary of the comic strip.
The Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, California organized this exhibit, but it includes specimens from the collections of The Museum of the Chicago Academy of Sciences and activities organized by Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum staff.
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum will open an hour early, so members can see Peanuts…Naturally at 9:00 a.m. The exhibit will open to the public at 10:00 a.m.
From 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 3, 2015, one can create butterfly masks with Chicago artist Hector Duarte. This is a Drop-by Family Activity.
Sign up online to join the Harvest Festival and the Harvest Hop 5K, which will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, October 4, 2015. This event is supposed to be fun for the whole family.
The Harvest Festival will run from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. One can decorate a pumpkin, play carnival games, compete in a sack race, or get one’s face painted, while listening to a bluegrass band.
The cost is $6 per adult member or $15 per adult non-member and $4 per child member or $10 per child non-member. Harvest Festival is free for children under three.
Runners get a free t-shirt and free admission to The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum as well as Harvest Festival. The Harvest 5K Run through Lincoln Park will begin at 12:30 p.m. The cost is $35 per adult, and $15 per child (six and over), with children under six being free. Strollers are welcome.
Monday, October 5, 2015 is Citizen Science Day. Tuesday, October 6, 2015, The Peggy Notebart Nature Museum will be open until 8:00 p.m.
Admission will be $5 after 5:00 p.m. One will also be able to purchase beer. The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is normally open from 9:00 a.m. to 5: p.m. Mondays through Fridays and from 10: a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays.
This is a chance to see the science museum at night, including the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven. For more information about these activities, visit naturemuseum.org/museum-week.
The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is located east of the North Pond in Lincoln Park on the North Side of Chicago. The address is 2430 North Cannon Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60614.