- Watch TV
- Play computer games
- Play games
- Play with toys
- Read books
- Go on the internet
- Listen to music
- Read magazines
- Do their homework
- Do chores
Nature Museum is doing an important job of connecting children to nature. Not only does every room have hands on exhibits, it also hosts amazing drop-in family fun activities with crafts and live animals. Thanks to Nature Museum my kids got to hold snakes and turtles, were tickled by butterflies, participated in animal feedings, bird watch walks, built nests, learned about what animals eat, where they hide and what they like.
|Photo Credit: Big Marsh Chicago|
|Piping Clover. Photo Credit: USFWS, Vince Cavelieri|
This beautiful re-creation of environments found in Chicago – prairie, savanna, and dune – leave children excited and full of questions. You might need to head straight to the local library and get some books to answer their eager questions.
Next to this section is a taxidermy table. If you are lucky you can see scientists working on animal skins (i.e. skunks and coyotes).
This temporary exhibit created by Stepping Stones Museum for Children offers hands on introduction to rainforests around the world.
2430 N. Cannon Drive.
Chicago, IL 60614
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