Ravine and Lobby is an alfresco event space located at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago, IL. This fine establishment was founded in 1857. Initially, it was used as a refuge for scientists and nature-enthusiasts alike to study and research collected natural specimens. In the years that followed, it experienced a devastating fire, a moving of premises’, and academic prosperity. Now, the famed museum is open to hosting exciting events and important milestone occasions of all kinds.
The brilliance of modern architecture combines with the sheer beauty and unrivaled design of mother nature here at the Ravine and Lobby. This outdoor location features a slab-stone courtyard surrounded by an array of eye-catching elements. A gravel pathway leads visitors to lush vegetation and beneath a suspended bridge. In the distance rises the Chicago skyline, while the marvelously engineered museum seems to almost cascade overhead the main function area.
The administration here at the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is well versed in hosting all kinds of events. Whether you’re looking to put on an intimate gathering or a festive party, the Ravine and Lobby is an ideal place to create a wonderful experience. Food and drinks can be arranged through the museum’s exclusive catering partner, Calihan Catering.