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Spend a day at the Nature Museum

January 29th, 2011 - By Stephanie Precourt

Exploring trees

We explored trees inside out at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum - you can check the Exploring Trees exhibit now until February 6. We might be heading back just one last time before it ends- that’s how much Ivy & Gray loved it. (I’m thinking it might be a great “get out of the house during the Super Bowl” activity…)


The huge tree playground in the center of the exhibit was a huge hit,with plenty to climb and crawl through. And the awesome “green screen” dress up stage where the kids could see themselves flying through the trees on a TV screen was absolutely adorable.

dressed up birds

flying gray

Even if you can’t make it in the next week, there’s so many other fun things for the kids to do year round at the museum, especially spending time in the amazing butterfly haven.

butterfly haven

Bonus: the small gift shop at the entrance/exit of the museum is full of affordable items, including snacks and beverages for the kids priced so that you don’t break the bank especially compared to other Chicago destinations. Like!

The museum is open every day, with a free day on Thursdays, and children under 3 are always free. Street parking is readily available (especially this time of year, so go!)

Stephanie is Mom to three boys & a girl in Valparaiso, IN and blogs daily at Adventures In Babywearing . Follow her on Twitter- she’s babysteph .

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