The good news: Winter is almost over. The even better news: This weekend will be so fun you won’t even think about the weather. Shut down the season with new exhibits, a recently reopened no-touch interactive museum experience or step outside for one more winter hike. Read on to hear more and get the planning started.

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Reopened! Have an Interactive Experience at WNDR Museum
WNDR Museum has reopened with one-of-a-kind touchless and interactive installations from artists, collectives and studios locally and globally. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Recently Opened! Museum of Science & Industry’s Marvel Exhibit
Marvel: Universe of Super Heroes celebrates Marvel history with more than 300 artifacts, including original comic book pages, sculptures, interactive displays and costumes and props from Marvel’s blockbuster films. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Turn Your Home into a Children’s Museum
If you’re missing DuPage Children’s Museum, turn your home into a hands-on museum by having portable exhibits delivered right to your doorstep. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Take a Virtual Dive with Shedd Aquarium
Look nature in the eye and have up-close encounters while you investigate the impressive world of Shedd’s aquatic animals and their adaptations. Sat. Event details

Mini Road Trip to Wilmot Mountain
In a little over an hour, you can hit mountainous slopes at one of the area’s best ski destinations for one last family romp in the snow. Fri.-Sun. Event details

Check Out Mandela: Struggle for Freedom
Illinois Holocaust Museum’s exhibit traces the history of the fight against apartheid in South Africa. Among many dramatic features and original artifacts, visitors will see a replica of the 8-foot by seven-foot cell where Mandela spent 18 years. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

See Field Museum’s Apsaalooke Women and Warriors exhibit
Hear the stories of warriors who are fearless in battle and powerful women who are keepers of war shields. From 100-year-old war shields to contemporary beadwork and fashion, Apsaalooke members tell their stories and share vibrant works of art. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

View Fanciful Fish in Greektown
Created by a diverse group of Chicago artists, the Fanciful Fish sculptures celebrate Greek culture from mythological gods and seaside vistas to the language. Fri.-Sun. Event details.

Stroll Hand-in-Hand at Chicago Botanic Garden
Even when it’s chilly, 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
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. 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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