Skip to main content
  1. Life
  2. Family & Parenting
  3. Toys, Games & Gear

Have fun with your kids this winter with these must-see Chicago spots

See also

With winter kicking into high gear in Chicago, you might be wondering what you can do with your kids. From outdoor sports to indoor museum exhibits, the area is filled with things to do when the temperatures dip. The following guide can help you out.

  • All aboard! At the Winter Flower & Train Show, held at Lincoln Park Conservatory, you can see a model train in a holiday setting. The show, which has free admission and runs through Jan. 5, also displays a variety of poinsettias.
  • Got any future archeologists in your family? Then you’ll want to check out The Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago. The museum, which has free admission, offers a look back in time with items from ancient Near East. Take a look at treasures from Egypt, Mesopotamia and Nubia, as well as other cultures.
  • With quite a bit of snow on the ground and more on the way, you might want to take the kids sledding. But where should you go? Check out the list of hills available for sledding from the Forest Preserves of Cook County. With preserves throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, you’re sure to find a hill that’s close to home.
  • Skate away with ice skating rinks at the Chicago Park District. The CPD has eight ice skating rinks, and many offer lessons on how to skate, as well as skate rentals. For information on admission and rental prices, check out the website.
Advertisement

Life

  • Transgender cop
    A transgender police officer is stepping down from her position to run for office
    Video
    Political Office
  • Easter eggs
    Craft delicate, hand-painted eggs with flowers and other designs celebrating spring
    Camera
    Easter Eggs
  • Subway message
    Subway customer finds 'Big Mama' written on her order
    Video
    Subway Message
  • Working from home
    Working from home can be an exciting venture. Get tips to ensure productivity
    Camera
    Get Tips
  • Limes
    Rising cost of limes could be putting the squeeze on your favorite restaurant
    Expensive Limes
  • Pope Francis
    Religion: Pope Francis instructs how to fight against Satan
    Morning Mass

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!