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2013 Spring Programs


Polar Adventure Days

Come out & enjoy winter at Polar Adventure Days at Northerly Island.  Dec. 7, Jan. 25 & Feb. 22.

                                                    Sponsored by:
Polar Adventure Days                  Bright Start


It's winter in Chicago - come out and enjoy it!
Have fun while enjoying all the wonders of nature at the ninth annual

Saturday * December 7  *  January 25  *  February 22

Noon - 4 p.m.




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

Take part in the following activities at Polar Adventure Days:

  • Various live animals will be on site to discover, such as birds of prey from Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation and coyotes from Big Run Wolf Ranch.
  • Dog sledding demonstrations with huskies of Free Spirit Siberian Rescue.
  • Live entertainment from The Dreamtree Shakers from Old Town School of Folk Music.
  • Arts and craft tables led by different organization each month for making nature-inspired creations.  December features Imagine Art; January features the Art Institute of Chicago; and February features the National Mexican Museum of Art.
  • Toddler zone that features outdoor “ice fishing.”
  • REI winter activity station.
  • Free snowshoe rental for exploration of the island if there is enough snow.
  • Free hot cocoa to the first 500 participants.

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).