On a recent trip to Chicago we had the opportunity to visit the Peggy Notebaert Nature Center
The outside was very pretty.
Then we went to the Lincoln Park Zoo. I honestly did not expect the zoo to be that big and nice.
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I do highly recommend a day trip to the Lincoln Park Conservatory and Zoo. Pack a lunch and snacks and make a day of it. It's beautiful and the animals were so fun to watch. The Peggy Notebaert Nature Center was a reciprocal museum on our science center family membership, so it did not cost us anything. If you have been to nature centers before, it is pretty close to the same thing. We did enjoy it though. There were different exhibits to see than others we have been too. So this did not take as long for us to tour, which is why we were able to do all three in one day. They are located next to each other. Do plan to pay for parking. I think we paid $20.00 to park in the zoo parking lot area.
All in all though, it was a great day and fun too.