Polar Adventure Days: Cold, but worth it

Polar Adventure Days: Cold, but worth it

The Chicago Park District hosts awesome, free family events — even in the absolute dead of winter. Luckily, we Chicagoans are tough. We know how to bundle up and get out there for some cold weather fun.

This year, the Chicago Park District presents the seventh annual Polar Adventure Days from 12 – 4 p.m. on three Saturdays: Dec. 10, Jan. 21 and Feb. 18. Each event takes place at Northerly Island (1400 S. Lynn White Dr., on the Museum Campus).  Admission is free for everyone. You should totally plan to attend at least one of the scheduled Polar Adventure Days.

These unique events 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 (duh) as events take place both outdoors and inside the visitor center.

Event highlights include:

  • Nadeau’s Ice Sculpture transforms blocks of ice into magical creations.
  • Various live animals will be on site.
  • Siberian Huskies from Free Spirit Siberian Rescue will be doing dog sled demonstrations.
  • 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.

Please call to confirm scheduled activities for Polar Adventure Days as activities are subject to change.


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  • Excellent blog.
    It's really an adventurous and cool experience.Keep on sharing.

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