Kids Get Down and Dirty with Nature at Family Adventure Day

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local NewsThe Chicago Park District invites families to get down and dirty with nature at an outdoor nature event called Family Adventure Day from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, May 21 at Northerly Island, 1400 S. Lynn White Dr., on the Museum Campus. The event is admission free. This event will officially kick off Chicago Wilderness’ June Leave No Child Inside Month. The following features and activities will be available at Family Adventure Day:

  • Discover Illinois Wildlife: Presented by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, kids will learn about the different wildlife that lives throughout this region.
  • Build a campfire: The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will teach kids about fire safety, how to build a safe campfire, sing songs and enjoy marshmallows!
  • Discovery Hike: Kids and families can partake in a naturalist-led walk around Northerly Island starting every 15 minutes.
  • Fairy Houses: Do fairies really exist? If you build it, they will come. Kids use their imagination and create a fairy house from nature.
  • Mud Painting: Create your masterpiece from mud! Imagine Art Studio will help kids create a masterpiece using natural elements such as mud.
  • Kite flying: Kids and families can enjoy flying kites for free! Check out a kite and let them take to the skies. Wind dependent.

For more information, call 312-742-PLAY. For more information about Leave No Child Inside Month, visit

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