Black History Month activities, virtual classes and outdoor wintry fun. Phew! We’re exhausted just thinking about everything you have to do this weekend! Be sure to leave time for a recharge at home, because you’re going to need it. Read on for your weekend action plan. Bundle up and let’s go!

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At-Home Activities

Turn Your Home into a Children’s Museum
DuPage Children’s Museum is still closed, but you can bring the fun to you! If you’re missing DCM, turn your home into a hands-on museum by having portable exhibits delivered right to your doorstep. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Celebrate Black History Month with Field Museum
Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the Africa collection, available via the museum’s Youtube channel and listen in on a Zoom panel discussion. Sat & Sun. Event details. 

Get Movin’ & Groovin’ for a Virtual Music Class 
Ready your pipes for a virtual family music class with Bubbles Academy. Fri. Event details

Take a Black History Month-Themed Cooking Class with Lettuce Entertain You
Zoom into a virtual cooking class celebrating African-American cuisine. Interact with the chefs and learn about their culinary journeys and the influence of their heritage on technique. Sat. Event details

Kick Start the Weekend with Mr. Dave
This 30-minute musical experience is designed to keep kids active and happy with engaging music and storytelling. Fri. Event details.

Mask Up & Step Outside

Ski or Board at Four Lakes
Head to Lisle for some much-needed winter fun and a family romp in the snow. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Almost Gone! Family Skate at Maggie Daley
Only two more weekends to take a spin on the ice at Maggie Daley and enjoy the sweet lake and city views. Fri.-Sun. Event details

View Fanciful Fish in Greektown
Greektown Chicago is proud to present its Fanciful Fish outdoor sculpture exhibit lining Halsted Street. Created by a diverse group of Chicago artists, the sculptures celebrate Greek culture from mythological gods and seaside vistas to the language. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Visit a Museum!
Chicago has some of the best museums in the world! With new COVID-19 protocols in place, some are slowly allowing in-person visits. Pay a visit to Shedd, Field Museum or Kohl Children’s Museum! Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Stroll Hand-in-Hand at Chicago Botanic Garden
Even when it’s cold outside, there is plenty to see, do, touch, taste, hear and explore at Chicago Botanic Garden. Unwind on a walk with your loves through the quiet solitude and reap fresh air benefits. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Play Hide-and-Seek with Gnomes & Trolls or Cross-Country Ski
Gnomes invaded Morton Arboretum for a game of hide-and-seek in the Children’s Garden. Can you find them all? While you’re at it, you can also look for Trolls and snowshoe or cross-country ski. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Throw Shade at the Cold and Take a Hike
Get a good dose of fresh air, unforgettable scenery and a chance to spy on animals in their natural habitats with a wintry hike. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Didn’t find what you’re looking for? Luck is on your side because we have loads more to-dos on our calendar—even lots of virtual activities to connect with people, museums and businesses all over the country. Check it out!

— Maria Chambers

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