Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Wednesday Weekend Wind Up: {Snow Sculpting, Rumplestiltskin & More}

Need some inspiration for this weekend? Here are some ideas to keep your family busy!

  • January 15-February 21 Enchanted Railroad at Morton Arboretum, 12 model trains traveling through the seasons, LEGO train car made of 2,500 bricks by artist Sean Kenney, free with Arboretum admission, get timed ticket at Visitor's Center, $9 Adults ages 18–64
    $8 Seniors ages 65+  $6 Youth ages 2–17 
  • January 16-March 26 Once Upon a Time....Exploring the World of Fairy Tales at Arlington Heights Memorial Library: new play exhibit where kids can step into 7 different fairy tales, geared towards children ages 3-10, see other events associated with exhibit
Wednesday, January 20:
Friday, January 22:
  • January 22 Frosty Family Fun, Birchwood Rec Center, Palatine, 6:30PM-8:00PM, indoor snowman building contest, winter games and more indoor fun, $5 per person, register
  • Also, Once Upon A Time, Enchanted Railroad and Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition.
Saturday, January 23:
  • January 23-24 Free Days at Field Museum for Illinois Resident, must show proof of residency, see website, can bump up level of admission at a discount
  • January 23-24 Chicago Travel and Adventure Show, Rosemont, 10AM-5PM Sat, 11AM-4PM Sun, travel experts from leading destinations, family entertainment, climbing wall, segway rides, camel rides and more, $16 pp, kids under 16 are free
  • January 23 Juni B. Jones, Northbrook Theatre, 10:00AM or 1:00PM, $12 pp, reserve tickets online
  • January 23 Gurnee's Frosty Fest, Bittersweet Golf Course, 10:30AM-1:00PM, ice sculpting, horse drawn carriage, sledding, dog sled demo, putting at 10th hole, games, s'mores and hot cocoa, free
  • January 23 Rumplestiltskin Puppet Show, Arlington Heights Memorial Library, 2PM-3PM, free but must register
  • Also, Once Upon A Time, Enchanted Railroad and Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition.
Sunday, January 24:
  • January 24 Winter Walk, Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, free
  • January 24 Wonderful Winter Wildlife, River Trail Nature Center, 1:30PM, discover how winter wildlife moves, sleeps and adapts during winter, free
  • Also, Once Upon A Time, Enchanted Railroad, Field Museum free days, Chicago Travel and Adventure Show and Illinois Snow Sculpting Competition.

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