Wee Windy City Winter Survival Guide: Polar Adventure Days


I’ve always wanted to try snow shoeing — and on January 22nd, I am going to get my chance (hopefully), thanks to the Chicago Park District.

This winter, the Chicago Park District presents their sixth annual Polar Adventure
. This is a fabulous winter program for Chicago families.

The remaining dates for this year are January 22nd and February 26th. The program is totally free. It takes place
at Northerly Island (1400 S. Lynn White Dr., on the Museum Campus) from noon until 4:00 p.m.

Adventure Days
offer families the opportunity to explore Northerly
Island and come face-to-face with live animals, engage in winter
activities, watch ice sculpture carvings, and create nature-inspired
crafts. Participants are encouraged to dress for the weather as events
take place both outdoors and inside the visitor center (seriously bundle the kiddos up).

Polar Adventure Day highlights include:

first 500 visitors receive a complimentary Polar Adventure Day mug
filled with hot chocolate while supplies last. Limit one per person.

•Nadeau’s Ice Sculpture transforms blocks of ice into magical creations.

• Various live animals will be on site to discover, such as birds of prey.

•Siberian huskies will be present and adventurers will talk about their Iditarod dog sled race experiences.

•Live entertainment from the Old Town School of Folk Music.

•Arts and craft tables for making nature-inspired creations.

•Free snowshoe rental for exploration of the island if there is enough snow.

Want to know more? You can even watch a video about Polar Adventure Days here. We’ll be there on January 22nd (snow shoes!). See you there?

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