An adventure at Northerly Island
If you’ve ever imagined yourself a rugged arctic explorer this may be as close as you never need to get. Now you can come face-to-face with birds of prey, huskies, and wolves at Northerly Island. Learn the science behind snow formations, discover native Illinois animals, create winter themed art and enjoy music from a local band. When there is enough snow, try snowshoeing around the nature reserve. When the weather is too nippy outdoors, there is free hot chocolate. If you get hungry, nosh on nibbles from a food truck! Check out all you need to know about planning your adventure day just minutes from the city here.