It comes on faster than an unwanted snowball to the back of the head — cabin fever! The cure is to keep your spirits up and body moving with indoor adventures. Check out the playful scene at museums and community recreation centers, where you’ll find mini tree houses, itty-bitty jungle gyms and more. Click through our album for spots that might not be on your list yet, but definitely should be.

For an Indoor Treehouse: Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

The Hands-on Habitat exhibit answers the call of the wild with a 35-foot-tall tree house with three levels of interactive play. Even better, tots can bring out their animal instincts as they dress up like beavers and toddle through the beaver dam. Toddlers can take a trip down the slide or swing on “underground” roots. Top all of this off with the other excellent museum exhibits, including the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven.

2430 N. Cannon Dr.
Lincoln Park
773-755-5100
Free with museum admission
Online: naturemuseum.org

Photo by Lisa Genesen

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Where is your favorite place to go for indoor play? Let us know in the Comments!

— Maria Chambers & Kelly Haramis