Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Upcoming Events at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Just because it's the middle of winter doesn't mean there's nothing to do in Chicago! Head to The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum (2430 N. Cannon Dr., Chicago; 773-755-5100) for upcoming events:

AON Corporate Lecture Presents Gary Hirshberg- Free, 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11
Gary Hirshberg, President and CEO of Stonyfield Farm, discusses how being green can be good for the bottom line and the planet.

Nature Museum FREE Film Series
Discover the gateway to fresh and insightful films focused on sustainability and nature. From arctic animals to electric cards, explore a variety of topics that connect you to the natural world. Feb. 20 features a screening of 'National Parks: America's Best Idea,' which includes a special reception and guest speaker.

The Birth of Coffee- Opens Feb. 12
This compelling photography exhibition sheds light on the complexity of our global food system by allowing visitors to see the origins of coffee. The exhibition is oganized by The Image Expedition and is sponsored by Intelligentsia Coffee and Tea.

National Geographic Crittercam: The World Through Animal Eyes
Animal lovers can watch a great white shark capture its prey, follow penguins as they glide beneath the ice, and experience an ocean voyage with seals. Crittercam is sponsored by Motorala Foundation, Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc., Sidley Austin LLP, and Solomon Cordwell Buenz.

Bunking with Butterflies Overnights
Receive a special discount when you register for the museum's Slumber Party Science Overnight, which takes place Friday, March 19 - Saturday, March 20. The special cost is $30/child, $20/adult (members), or $35/child, $25/adult (non-members). For more information, call (773) 755-5111, ext. 7, or e-mail overnights@naturemuseum.org.

Register for Summer Camp
The museum's two-week programs connect children (ages 4-10) to the wonders of nature through art, storytelling, movement, music, acting, hands-on science activities and live animal encounters. 2010 Summer Camp sessions begins June 21 and run through August 16.

Green City Market
Enjoy the popular farmer's market with seasonal produce, meats, baked goods, and cheeses in the museum's South Gallery. This month's theme, Meat and Potatoes, features a variety of demonstrations from local chefs.

For a full list of upcoming events, visit the museum's site.

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