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Alexandria,  VA
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Notebaert Nature Museum
Chicago, IL

Nature. It’s closer than you think. In fact, it’s just steps away from Lake Shore Drive in Chicago’s chic Lincoln Park. Here, you’ll find a natural oasis, conveniently located right here in the city. Discover the mysteries of nature – up close. Bright blue butterflies brush your cheek. A praying mantis sizes you up. Water snakes enjoy a snack inches away from your face. Play leapfrog with grasshoppers in our prairie landscape. You’ll be transfixed. You’ll be amazed. You’ll be an expert on the secret world of critters, creatures, and our connections with nature.

The Chicago Academy of Sciences and its Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum inspire people to learn about and care for nature and the environment.

The institution fosters environmental learning through the exhibits and education programs of the Museum and through the Academy's collections, research, symposia, publications, events and other activities.

We build understanding of global environmental issues by interpreting the effect those issues have on the Midwest.

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