Butterfly Ball

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Thank you for your interest in the 24th Annual Butterfly Ball! While registration is now closed, you can still watch our livestream virtual celebration. Visit naturemuseum.org/butterflyball to tune in.

Join us for Butterfly Ball 2022!

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Join us May 6, 2022 for the Butterfly Ball – supporting all the educational outreach initiatives of the Chicago Academy of Sciences / Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

This virtual gala provides an exciting opportunity to get up close with our animals, collections, and scientists. Additionally, attendees will get an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at our newest exhibit, Nature's PlaySpace (opening Summer 2022)! Our virtual format promises to capture the same excitement we’ve always achieved for the Butterfly Ball. We cannot wait to show off our work and we look forward to you joining us!

Celebrating: PNC – Leadership in Science and Education Award and Deb Lahey (Retiring President & CEO) – Recognizing Exemplary Leadership to the Institution

Master of Ceremonies: Anne Thompson, Chief Environmental Affairs Correspondent, NBC News