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Walk among hundreds of Midwest species of butterflies and learn about the impact of rivers and lakes on daily life at this modern museum washed in natural light. Full review →
Built into a slope that was once the site of an ancient sand dune -- and part of the shoreline of Lake Michigan -- this museum bills itself as "an environmental museum for the 21st century". Full review →
This hands-on museum has turtles and croaking frogs in its 1st floor marsh, fluttering insects in its 2nd floor butterfly haven and a bird boardwalk meandering through its rooftop garden. Full review →
Beautifully sited on Lincoln Park, along the lower end of North Pond, this sand-colored "cluster of wedge-shaped blocks" was designed to resemble the sand dunes that once covered this area. Full review →
An oasis for adults and kids to reconnect with nature by playing with wildflowers and butterflies. Full review →
For science buffs, this Lincoln Park museum is paradise Full review →