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

Saturday, January 21, 2023 & February 25, 2023
Noon - 3 p.m.

Activities include:

  • Touring the Northerly Island Natural Area during winter 
  • Seeing Husky teams sled around the peninsula
  • Encountering birds of prey 
  • Exploring the island on snowshoes (if there’s snow)
  • Watching  the Jabberwocky Marionettes
  • Making a nature-inspired winter craft 
  • Playing in the Nature Play Space
  • Listening to stories around a bonfire  
  • Enjoying a cup of hot cocoa

All activities will be outdoors.  

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.


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