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.
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.
Walk the trails around the museum! Nice pond with plenty of wildlife as well as walking distance to the lake and zoo!
“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 best architectural boat tour I have done was through the Chicago History Museum! ”
“Just take the 73 on Armitage and Drake to this FREE zoo, open 7 days a week! A great outing for the family!”
“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.”