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In Search of the Snow Flea

River Trail Nature Center | Northbrook, Ill.


You've probably never noticed snow fleas. Hunt for these tiny creatures and learn about other insects and their winter habits. Dress for the weather.

When: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Cost: Free

February Free Days

Brookfield Zoo | Brookfield, Ill.


Admission is free on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursday through the month of February. Admission to Hamill Family Play Zoo is also free.

Cost: Free, parking fee applies


Chicago Architecture Foundation | Chicago, Ill.


Explore Chicago's iconic movable bridges with a weekend full of family-friendly engineering explorations.

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Cost: Free

Fun Unplugged: Little Adults

DuPage County Historical Museum | Wheaton, Ill.


Located in the room across from the Museum’s electric HO gauge model railroad, the exhibit displays popular and homemade toys that entertained children without electricity, from army figurines to tea sets, board games, dollhouses, erector sets, irons, stoves, cabins, and more.

Cost: Free

Neighborhoods of the World

Chicago, Ill.


Navy Pier honors Chicago's ethnic neighborhoods and cultural diversity with this weekly performance series. Enjoy authentic live music, dance performances, cuisine and folk art from various ethnic Chicago communities. Feb. 12: China; Feb. 19: Poland; Feb. 26: Brazil; March 5: Italy; March 12: Lithuania; March 19: Mexico; March 26: Greece.

When: Noon-4 p.m. Sundays. Feb. 12-March 26
Cost: Free

Nature Discovery Days

Naperville Park District | Naperville, Ill.


Every Sunday the River Room will be opened up for families to participate in self-guided activities. November Sundays will focus on Wild Turkeys and December will feature Evergreens.

When: 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Cost: Free

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