Featured Science Museums/Exhibits

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

This museum has hands-on animal and nature exhibits. Students can delve into a hands-on workshop about bugs, planting seeds, and habitats; scouts can use the collections to practice their identification skills. 2430 North Cannon Dr., Chicago, IL 60614. Cook County. Tel: 773-755-5100. Cost: Fee.... More Info

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Kirk and Pine St., Batavia, IL 60510. 630-840-5588. Visit a U.S. Department of Energy particle physics laboratory, tour the accelerator and control room, and have a Q&A with a physicist. See exhibits, have a workshop in the center's lab, or book an outdoor field trip and study bison, plants, and insects. Free/Fee.

Museum of Broadcast Communication

360 North State St., Chicago, IL 60654. 312-245-8200. Tours offer an array of broadcast memorabilia and information for school, scout and homeschool groups that can be tailored for a specific learning experience from their radio and television collection. Fee.