A family pets a Siberian Husky at Polar Adventure Days at Northerly Island.

Siberian Husky at Polar Adventure Days

A girl throws seeds in the air at Polar Adventure Days.

Girl Throwing Seeds at Polar Adventure Days

It's winter in Chicago - come out and enjoy it!
Have fun while enjoying all the wonders of nature at the 14th annual Polar Adventure Days at Northerly Island.  It's free!  Offered three Saturdays throughout the winter.

December 14, 2019
January 25, 2020
February 29, 2020

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.

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 nature-inspired winter crafts

  • 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.

Night Out in the Parks