Who said January was one long, dark haul? We've got ice
sculpting, dog-sledding and pigeon theater and a plenty of ways to
celebrate snow. Without further ado, our 10 not-to-miss January
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It's your chance to spend a night at the museum. Spend
your evening enjoying workshop activities like games from around
the world or live insects from your own backyard.
Celebrate the season with carnival games, a snowshoe obstacle
course, winter demonstrations, music and a sled decorating
Enjoy a free night on the ice at Community Park with music,
cocoa, games and skating. Check www.palatineparks.org for weather
Families can enjoy winter activities and meet live animals.
Activities may include dog sledding demonsrations, live
entertainment from the Old Town School of Folk Music, arts and
crafts table, toddler zone with outdoor "ice fishing," REI winter
activity station, and free snowshoe rental if weather conditions
allow. First 500 visitors receive hot cocoa. Dress for the
outdoors. Call to confirm scheduled activities.
Common materials and everyday objects - such as wires,
tubes, boxes and fabric - spring to life as fantastical
What was the Civil Rights Movement and what does it mean for
kids today? Take a journey back in time and learn about freedom
through interactive theater and songs.
Enjoy a performance by Intonation Music Workshop then join the
crew on stage to sing, dance or play an instrument. Stop by the
popular "ice" rink in Snow Much Fun for an evening skate
in your socks!
Teams of artists from around the country and the world gather
starting Feb. 5 to create sculpting masterpieces out of 10 ft.
blocks of man-made snow. Other winter-themed activities for kids
and families, including The Snowboard Experience, snow
games and snow painting. Plus, see the Shedd Aquarium's Magellanic
Penguins up-close in the Family Pavilion.
Wear your loudest shirt as we head south of the border, turn up
the heat, and prepare for a fiesta. Explore culture, food, and fun;
hop into a volcano; enjoy live music by Frank Calvagna; and immerse
yourself in the captivating rhythms of Mexico.
Gather the most talented snowman builders in your family and enter
this winter contest. All snowmen must be green-friendly-built out
of biodegradable or natural materials.