Winter WonderFest reaches new heights

For the adventure seekers in your family, take a trip to Navy Pier this month to try a pair of new thrills on the lake.

At the Fifth Third Bank Winter WonderFest, guests can try climbing the Polar Extreme Obstacle Course and soar to the 40-foot Cliff Hanger. If your littles have already tried the mini climbing walls at the park, they’ll love trying to scale the Polar Ice Peaks Climbing Walls at Winter WonderFest. Those who like to stay close to the ground can marvel at the Aerial Ataraxia group that performs in the afternoons on Tuesdays and Sundays.

While at Navy Pier, check out Cloud Buster, a new climbable at Chicago Children’s Museum. The structure is 37 feet tall and helps fearless kids try new risks reaching the top of Navy Pier. Made of steel, wood, rope, turf, wire, acrylic and fiberglass, kids can touch, feel and climb their way through routes, tubes and bridges.


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This story originally appeared in the December 2019 issue of Chicago Parent. Read the rest of the issue.


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