Steve & Kate's Chicago Summer Finale DATES: Mon - Thurs, Aug 26-29, 2019 · NOTE: WE ARE CURRENTLY AT CAPACITY FOR THIS WEEK ·
ADDRESS: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, 2430 N Cannon Dr, Chicago, IL


We aren't ready to say goodbye to Summer just yet. Join us for this first ever Special Summer Finale event in Chicago right before school starts up again from Monday, Aug 26th - Thursday, Aug 29th. Packed with some of our favorite summer activities, as well as some exciting special events at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum, this is sure to be a great way to celebrate the final days of summer.

Separate registration is required (Summer Camp Day Passes and Summer Memberships are not valid at the Summer Finale), and space is limited. Register now to reserve your Summer Finale passes today!

A little bit about your Summer Finale Director...

After a long history of running camps, I have learned that my favorite part is seeing kids smile, hearing them laugh, watching the counselors entertain, and of course, making memories to last a lifetime. It is such a pleasure to be apart of this community. If you see me around, say "hey!" If you don't, then shoot me a note or give me a call, and I'll find you! I'm here to make this summer and this community better than it ever has been, and I will go to the ends of the earth to make that happen.

Jess Handibode, Self-Director
Call or text: 773-295-4866 |


Contact and Location

Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N Cannon Drive
Chicago, IL

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Finale Dates

Mon, Aug 26 - Thurs, Aug 29, 2019

NOTE: We are currently at capacity. Please sign up for our wait list and we will let you know if space opens. 


Parking can be found on Canon Drive or in the Peggy Notebaert Museum parking lot.

Our curbside check in will take place just inside the main entrance.


  • Buy any number of Day Passes for the Summer Finale and use them anytime during the four-day event.
  • Get fully refunded for any unused Day Passes, automatically.
  • Fees include lunch, snacks and all hours 7:30am to 6pm.

Buy 1 or more

$100 per day

Separate registration is required for this special event - no existing Summer Day Passes or Memberships can be applied to these dates.

To learn more about our Finale and BREAK fees and how refunds work, check out the fees page.

Activities for every interest.

Whatever your child’s passion, they can push their limits at our Chicago Summer Finale.
Stop-motion animation, fashion, coding, sports, music, and so much more.


Throughout the four-day event, we'll spice this Finale up with featured workshops and shows. While during the summer Fridays are usually designated for jaw-dropping special events, capped off by Pie Day, you'll get this fan favorite a day early on Thursday! Check back often for updates! 
  • MONDAY - Butterfly Haven

  • TUESDAY - Information coming soon...

  • WEDNESDAY - Strawberry salsa cooking workshops with Purple Asparagus.

  • THURSDAY - See and touch animals you may not have even known existed with Animal Quest.


VG = Vegetarian, GF = Gluten Free, DF = Dairy Free, SF = Soy Free, EF = Egg Free

No items contain nuts or nut products. However, some may have been prepared in areas that also produce items with nuts.


  • Cheese Lasagna - Lasagna noodles, homemade sauce and a 3 cheese blend from Feast & Imbibe (VG, SF)
  • Meatballs & Sauce -  Homemade beef meatballs smothered in marinara sauce & topped with parmesan cheese from Feast & Imbibe (SF, GF)
  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza (VG, EF)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides


  • Loaded Baked Potato - Russet potato topped with cheddar cheese and scallions from Feast & Imbibe (bacon & sour cream on the side). (EF, SF, can be served VG)
  • Pulled Pork & Cornbread Muffin- Pulled pork shoulder covered with homemade BBQ sauce & a sweet cornbread muffin from Feast & Imbibe. (SF, can be served GF & DF without cornbread)
  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza (VG, EF)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides


  • Macaroni & Cheese - Rotini pasta in a homemade, gooey, double cheese sauce from Feast & Imbibe. (VG, SF, EG)
  • Grilled Chicken Tenders - All-natural, juicy tenders with homemade BBQ sauce on the side from Feast & Imbibe (DF, EF, SF, GF).
  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza (VG, EF)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides


  • Chicken Ranch Warp - All-natural chicken breast, tomatoes & lettuce hugged in a flour tortilla with ranch on the side from Feast & Imbibe. (Can be served SF and EF without ranch).
  • Veggie Ranch Wrap - Grilled onions, peppers & squash topped with fresh tomatoes & lettuce hugged in a flour tortilla with ranch on the side from Feast & Imbibe (VG, can be served SF and EF without ranch).
  • Pizza - A classic slice of cheese pizza (VG, EF)
  • Daily Snacks & Sides