A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Chicago Suburbs Family Fun January 22-23, 2022}

Weekend Windup {Chicago Suburbs Family Fun January 22-23, 2022}

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Chicago Suburbs Family Fun January 22-23, 2022

Happy almost weekend! Here are my picks for family fun this wintery weekend in the Chicago suburbs:


Ongoing Tour the Frank Lloyd Wright House and Studio during the holidays: Every year, the Oak Park home of the famous architect is decked out with period decorations for the holidays. The tree is absolutely not to be missed! Be sure to reserve your tour online. Tours are $20 per person.

Through March 27, 2022 Ansel Adams: Early Works, Dunn Museum, Libertyville, see website for times and ticketing info

Ongoing Visit Oak Park Conservatory for a warm-weather escape and brilliant blooms without leaving the 'burbs. Admission is free, donations appreciated. While in the area check out the Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio and other Frank Lloyd Wright homes.

Ongoing through February Farnsworth House Quiet Season Tours, on weekends, $25 pp, $12 for military members, see website for times and to reserve tickets

Satuday, January 22

January 22 Squirrel! Crabtree Nature Center, Barrington, 1PM, learn about our favorite bushy tailed friends!

January 22 Winter Fest, Twin Lakes, Palatine, 1PM-4PM, dog sled demos, games, food and more, $9 per non resident, $7 per resident, must register

January 22 Winter Wildlife Clues, Willowbrook, Glen Ellyn, 1PM-2PM, look for signs of wildlife in winter, learn what wildlife needs to survive winter, enjoy s'mores by a campfire, $5 pp, must register

January 22 & 23  Farmlife in Winter, Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago, 1:30PM-3:30PM, a variety of winter farm activities including harvesting ice, free

January 22 Ice Suncatcher Craft and Walk, Trailside Museum, River Forest, 1:30PM, for ages 5 and up with adult, free but must register

Idea: Go Mural Hunting!

Sunday, January 23

January 23 Wheeling Park District's Winterfest,  Heritage Park, Wheeling, 1PM-4PM, Free

January 23 History of St. James Farm, St. James Farm, Warrenville, 2PM-3PM, learn the fascinating history of the former estate, $5 pp, for ages 18 and older

January 23 Winter Bird Walk, Hastings Lake, Lindenhurst, 2PM-3:30PM, $5 resident, $7 non, adult supervision required, must register

Check out my list for Favorite Winter Hikes in the Chicago Area

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