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 the Art Institute of Chicago for making nature-inspired creations.
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.
Limited parking is available for $3, cash only.
For questions regarding Polar Adventure Days call the Northerly Island Visitor Center at 312-745-2910.