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January 2020

Winter Campfire & Night Hike

January 24, 7:00 pm
Camp Shabbona Woods, 15810 S Torrence Ave
South Holland, IL 60473 United States
Free

Enjoy a brisk walk through the woods and warm up around the campfire with s’mores and hot cocoa.

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Husky Heroes

January 25, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until January 26, 2020

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
included

Visitors of all ages will enjoy interacting with Siberian sled dogs when Husky Heroes returns to The Morton Arboretum, January 25 and 26, 2020. Guests can watch demonstrations of husky sled-pulling and skijoring, a winter sport where the dogs pull a person on skis. Children and adults can visit the dogs and sled teams, inspect equipment, and have their pictures taken with the rigs. In addition, information will be available about husky adoption for those who fall in love with…

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Fiddleheads

January 25, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 29, 2020

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
Free

Join us each weekend for activities and projects that get kids and families wondering about the plants and the natural world. Come visit on Saturday or Sunday in the colder months to get a dose of the tropics and keep your kids connected to nature throughout winter. And in the summer, join us to explore the beautiful outdoors in our nature play space, Play & Grow. Each week we provide a different science-based activity, like tinkering with plants and blocks,…

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Husky Heroes

January 26, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every day that begins at 9:00 am, repeating until January 26, 2020

The Morton Arboretum, 4100 Illinois 53
Lisle, IL 60532 United States
included

Visitors of all ages will enjoy interacting with Siberian sled dogs when Husky Heroes returns to The Morton Arboretum, January 25 and 26, 2020. Guests can watch demonstrations of husky sled-pulling and skijoring, a winter sport where the dogs pull a person on skis. Children and adults can visit the dogs and sled teams, inspect equipment, and have their pictures taken with the rigs. In addition, information will be available about husky adoption for those who fall in love with…

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Fiddleheads

January 26, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until March 29, 2020

Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central Park Avenue
Chicago, IL 60624 United States
Free

Join us each weekend for activities and projects that get kids and families wondering about the plants and the natural world. Come visit on Saturday or Sunday in the colder months to get a dose of the tropics and keep your kids connected to nature throughout winter. And in the summer, join us to explore the beautiful outdoors in our nature play space, Play & Grow. Each week we provide a different science-based activity, like tinkering with plants and blocks,…

Find out more »

February 2020

Cantigny Park Reopens for 2020

February 1
Cantigny Park, 1S151 Winfield Road
Wheaton, IL 60189 United States

The Park and museums are open Fridays through Sundays during February.

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Wonders of Winter

February 1, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Mayslake Peabody Estate, 1717 W. 31st Street
Oak Brook, IL 60523 United States
Free

Try ice fishing, geocaching, snowshoeing and other winter fun, and then warm up inside Mayslake Hall with activities and info on plants, animals and more from rangers, naturalists and volunteers. All ages. Free admission; fees for some activities. No registration. Questions? Call 630-933-7248.

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Freeze Fest

February 1, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Park District of Forest Park, 7501 Harrison St
Forest Park, IL 60130 United States

Beat the winter blues with and meet up with friends at Freeze Fest! Freeze Fest will be filled with snowman building and fun outdoor activities for the whole family to enjoy. Warm up at our hot cocoa bar or grab a bowl of chili while you catch up with friends and neighbors.

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