Northerly Island: Free Polar Adventure Day.
Celebrate the Annual Polar Adventure Days and explore the outdoors at Northerly Island during the winter.
When: Saturday, December 14, 2019, January 25, 2020, February 29, 2020Time: 12:00 PM – 04:00 PM Always call or check the CPD website to confirm. Event subject to change without notice.
Where: Northerly Island, 1521 S. Linn White Dr. (312) 745-2910 (Fieldhouse) (312)540-2668 312-742-PLAY (7529). Limited parking is available for $3, cash only, during Polar Adventure Days. Activities are subject to change. Visit their Facebook page.
Admission: FREE; Parking is $3 cash per car for the event day.
Take part in the following activities at Polar Adventure Days:
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 of the Visitor Center.
-Tour the 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
-Enjoy a treat at the SAFE + FAIR Healthy Snack Station
Raffle prizes and giveaways provided by Coca-Cola.
Northerly Island Trail Partial Closing – The eastern portion of the Northerly Island trail closed due to trail erosion. The western portion of the trail will remain open.
About Northerly Island
Northerly Island is a 91- acre peninsula that juts into Lake Michigan at the heart of the Museum Campus. It is located just south of the Adler Planetarium and east of Soldier Field. The majority of this space is dedicated to nature. The nature area at Northerly Island features beautiful strolling paths, casual play areas and a spectacular view of the Chicago skyline. It is also home to some of the best fishing in Chicago.