Posts tagged "Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum"

101 Things to do with your Chicago Kid

  I am reposting this entry from March 1, 2010 because I came across it in my archives and it really is a pretty darn good list if I do say so myself. I’ve got to really focus if I want to get to all of these things before my kids head off to college.... Read more »

Meet the Backyard Monsters (now invading the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum)

Meet the Backyard Monsters (now invading the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum)
Did you know that over one billion insects populate the planet? Talk about the good, the bad and the ugly. The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum just welcomed a new exhibit call Backyard Monsters that celebrates these little (and not-so-little) buggers. The exhibit features larger than life robotic creatures and nine species of live insects. the objective of Backyard Monsters is to inspire visitors to look at insects in a whole new way. Backyard Monsters offers the opportunity to...

Nature's Architects opens at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

They’ve done it again over at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum. Opening today, the Nature’s Architects exhibit highlights what the Museum does best: education for all ages mixed with fun, hands-on activities. Based on our sneak preview yesterday, I think that this exhibit is going to be the talk of the town this spring and... Read more »
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Exploring Trees Inside and Out at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

The new exhibit Exploring Trees Inside and Out is an excellent example of what the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum does best — interactive educational opportunities for kids of all ages. Exploring Trees Inside and Out is making the final stop on its three-year tour across America at the Nature Museum and I had a chance... Read more »

Sanctuary: Flight of the Majestic Monarch opens at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Most Chicago families already know that the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is a wonderful resource. And you probably also know that the Butterfly Haven is one of the most serene, beautiful spots in the city. But I wanted to tell you about a new butterfly exhibit at the Nature Museum. Sanctuary: Flight of the Majectic... Read more »

The Wee Weekender (May 14th-16th)

A Family Workshop at the Lurie Garden in Millennium Park. Looking for something fun do to? How about a hands-on gardening workshop, yoga for toddlers, making creative critters out of rocks, or a storytelling event for the whole family?Lurie Garden Family Workshop: Plant Power. Families with kids over age 6 can spend an afternoon in... Read more »
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All Around Ralph's World: CD giveaway and a free concert

Up today . . . more Ralph’s World! The latest Ralph’s World CD, called All Around Ralph’s World, was released yesterday. I had a chance to listen to a few songs off of the new album and I predict that it is going to be another big hit with the kiddie indie music set! I... Read more »

Five Family Activities for Fall

Ahh . . . fall in Chicago. Not as good as summer in Chicago, but still pretty darn good. And there is so much good stuff to do — indoors and out. Here are my 5 picks for the activities and events your family won’t want to miss this season. 1. Get your pumpkin from... Read more »

The Wee Weekender: Labor Day Edition

Photo from Wikipedia Commons. One of my least favorite weekends of the year is upon us. In three short days, summer is basically over. Sob. But we all might as well make the most of it while it lasts. On that note, I have a few suggestions for weekend activities for you. If the weather... Read more »
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Let's Talk About Worm Poop

I have an idea for an eco-friendly project that your kids will love — vermicomposting. Photo by Caitlin Giles Vermicomposting is the process of using worms to eat your kitchen waste and turn it into nutrient-rich compost material to return back to your flower or vegetable garden. Any one can do it and the kiddos... Read more »