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Explore Fascinating Exhibits at the Peggy Notebaert Museum

The Park Evanston Apartments are less than ten miles from a fascinating museum that centers on the natural history of the Chicago region.

It’s known as the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, and it strives to expand the public’s knowledge of nature and to promote a greater understanding of Midwestern environmental issues.

The museum is known for its butterfly haven and for offering more hands-on science instruction than any other museum in the city.

As one of Chicago’s most attended institutions, it offers much to see and do including:

Judy Istock Butterfly Haven

This renowned 2,700 square foot exhibit is an oasis complete with tropical trees, serene pools of water, and more than one thousand butterflies from the Southern hemisphere. There are more than forty species that flutter from flower to flower, as well as colorful birds flying overhead.

Mysteries of the Marsh 

Did you know that nearly two-thirds of the state’s endangered species are found in wetlands? This exhibit features seven different types of wetlands that area residents can see near their homes and describes the animals that live there.

Birds of Chicago 

More than 115 specimens including the Midwest Turkey and endangered Prairie Chicken are on display in “Birds of Chicago.” Touch the screen on the interactive kiosk to learn how to identify them by their calls.

This museum is just one of the cultural attractions that you can enjoy if you call our apartment community home. Please contact us to schedule a tour where you can see our amenities firsthand.

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