A Little Time and a Keyboard: Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs February 12-13, 2022}

Weekend Windup {Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs February 12-13, 2022}

Thursday, February 10, 2022

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs February 12-13, 2022

Family Fun in the Chicago Suburbs February 12-13, 2022

February weekends are some of my favorites! There are some great events in the Chicago suburbs this weekend. Here are my picks:


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 are 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

February 1-28 Chicago's North Shore Restaurant Month -- enjoy special deals from a select group of fantastic Chicago's North Shore restaurants during the month of February.`(Excludes Valentine's Day)

February 1-28 Winter Wonderland at Canal Shores in Evanston with Evanston Made and Downtown Evanston, contribute to this immersive art experience by making your own nature art, 3PM-5PM Saturdays enjoy the sunset at the firepit and see the beautiful local art 

February 5 - May 29 Houses of Tomorrow: Solar Homes from Keck to Today, Elmhurst Art Museum, Keck's Glass House of Tomorrow designed for the 1933 World's Fair was the first in the USA and groundbreaking in terms of solar energy, learn about his designs and others taking into account sustainable practices, advanced ticket purchase required, $15 per adult, $12 per senior, kids are free 

Saturday, February 12

February 12 - March 27 The Orchid Show, Chicago Botanic Garden, be dazzled by displays of stunning wild orchids, ticket prices vary, see website for ticketing details

February 12 Sesquicentennial Winterfest, Wilmette, 9am-4:30pm, ice sculpting, dance demos and more

February 12 Bonsai Silhouette Show, Visitor Center, Cantigny Park, Wheaton, 9AM-4PM, Prairie State Bonsai will be bringing their best trees so that the public can see them as they look in winter, $5 per car parking

February 12 Vintage Inspired Valentines, Elgin History Museum, from 12pm-3pm pop in to make a Valentine

February 12 Winter Exploration Day, Thatcher Woods, River Forest, 12pm-3pm, make a craft, check out animal tracks, go on a scavenger hunt and more, free

February 12 Willowbrook Valentines, Willowbrook, Glen Ellyn, 1PM-2PM, live training sessions, see how the animals are kept safe in winter, make a valentine's gift to give to the animals, $5 pp, must register, ages 12 and up, under 18 must be with an adult

February 12 + 13  Farmlife in Winter, Kline Creek Farm, West Chicago, 1:30PM-3:30PM, a variety of winter farm activities including harvesting ice, free

Sunday, February 13

February 13 Superb Owl Party, River Trail Nature Center, Northbrook, 1:30pm, learn about owls and what makes them unique, free

February 13 Willowbrook Happy Hour, Willowbrook, Glen Ellyn, 3:30PM-4:30PM, learn about resident animals at feeding time, $5 pp, must register

February 13 History Speaks Dolley Madison, Naper Settlement, Naperville, 4PM-5PM,  $10 pp, register online, an interpreter will introduce you to Dolley!

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