Polar Adventure Days

It's winter in Chicago - come out and enjoy it!

Have fun while enjoying all the wonders of nature at the 11th annual Polar Adventure Days at Northerly Island.  It's free!

December 12, 2015 *** January 23, 2016 *** February 20, 2016
Noon to 4 p.m.

Explore Northerly Island and come face-to-face with live animals, engage in winter activities, and create nature-inspired crafts. See the full list of activities below.  Dress for the weather as events take place both outdoors and inside the visitor center.

You can earn Park Points when you attend these events and check in with the My Chi Parks app.  Learn more.


Take part in the following activities at Polar Adventure Days:
  • Tour the new Northerly Island Natural Area during Winter
  • See Siberian huskies, wolves, and other live animals
  • Encounter birds of prey from Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation
  • Explore the island on snowshoes (if there's snow)
  • Make a nature-inspired winter craft
  • Enjoy a treat at the CLIF Kid Healthy Snack Station
  • Sip hot cocoa while strolling across the prairie
Raffle prizes and giveaways provided by Coca-Cola


Northerly Island is located at 1521 S. Linn White Drive, on the Museum Campus

Limited parking is available for $3, cash only, during Polar Adventure Days.  


Activities are subject to change.
For more information, call 312-742-PLAY (7529).

Polar Adventure Days is part of the Night Out in the Parks initiative, which features more than 1,000 citywide
cultural and arts activities in the parks throughout the year.