Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
Learn about the natural world. Get your hands wet & learn about Chicago's waterways & the organisms that reside within them. Touch live animals found in IL wetlands. Walk our Wilderness Walk & a restored native prairie. Escape to a Haven fluttering with exotic butterflies & stunning bird species.
Located in the heart of Lincoln Park and great for all ages, especially the little ones.
Not really a zoo, but has two awe inspiring live exhibits, butterflies and tropical birds. Lots of fun kid activities. Short walk from Lincoln Park Zoo, houses the winter farmers market every other Saturday morning from Oct. thru April. By North Pond, a great birding spot in spring and summer.
“This is a hidden jem and you don't even feel like you are in the city anymore. It's kind of hard to find if you don't know where you are going. (Near the parking lot entrance of the zoo on Fullerton)”
“The Chicago History Museum cares for, showcases, and interprets millions of authentic pieces of Chicago and U.S. history. ”
“Lincoln Park Zoo is a 35-acre zoo in Lincoln Park, Chicago, Illinois. The zoo was founded in 1868, making it one of the oldest zoos in North America. It is also one of a few free admission zoos in the United States. ”
“This is a really beautiful old building. Lots of history. Lots to see and hear.,An excellent reminder of the old style of Chicago. Worthy of a second visit.”