The Nitty Gritty: We went to the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum on a Wednesday in May 2010 and it definitely was not crowded with just a few field trips going on. I used a Groupon family membership which I bought for $30. A steal considering admission was about $9 each adult. It was definitely a worthwhile purchase. See how much we saved.
There is plenty of street parking if you come early enough or if you are patient. We ended up parking at the LP Zoo lot across the street. Very stroller friendly except the Butterfly Exhibit, but there is stroller parking.
The fun: We went here in May for my son’s 1 year birthday. He was a little too young to understand most of exhibits. Everyone raves about the Butterfly Garden but my husband and son thought it was a little too humid and hot inside. There is a hands on exhibit for toddlers to walk around and slide.
If it’s nice out, check out their rooftop garden. There is an awesome view of the skyline.
Son’s fav moment: Playing with the water
Parent’s fav moment: The Rooftop Gardens and the outdoor area.
Bottom Line: I would recommend if you were in the area. It is a great place to stop over if you are by the Lincoln Park Zoo. Come here on a gorgeous day and you’ll love the view of the Skyline from the Rooftop Gardens.
Tip: There is no eatery here, just a a gift shop with minimal selection. Pack a lunch and enjoy it outside!