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Polar Adventure Days are free.
Polar Adventure Days are free. Photo: Chicago Park District

December 15, January 26 & February 23 from noon to 4 p.m.

Chicagoans and tourists are invited to explore Northerly Island, located at 1521 S. Linn White Dr., and engage in exciting winter activities, come face-to-face with live animals and create nature inspired crafts during the 14th annual Polar Adventure Days. 

The annual winter series will treat visitors to a number of fun-filled activities that are both educational and fun for all ages. Participants will tour Northerly Island’s Natural Area, either on foot or in snowshoes depending on weather, and learn about winter animals including Siberian huskies, wolves and birds of prey. Park patrons can also work together to create a nature inspired winter craft, while sipping on a cup of hot cocoa.

“Polar Adventure Days has quickly become a winter tradition for Chicagoans and visitors alike,” said Chicago Park District General Superintendent and CEO Michael Kelly. “This unique series connects city dwellers to nature and wildlife and offers an experience unlike any other during Chicago’s colder months.”

All Polar Adventure Days take place from 12 p.m. -4 p.m. The first 500 visitors will be treated to hot cocoa.

For more information about Polar Adventure Days, visit the Chicago Park District’s website at

Polar Adventure Days is sponsored by 

Safe and Fair Company