Family Adventure Day
Saturday, May 22
10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m
. Northerly Island
1400 S. Lynn White Drive


Family Adventure Day will offer families the opportunity to explore the great outdoors on Northerly Island, focusing on nature activities such as fort building, kite flying, nature hikes, fishing, creating nature-inspired crafts, and much more. This day of outdoor fun is targeted towards preschool aged children, but has activities available for kids of all ages. 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!

Mapping/ Geo-caching:
Use a compass to follow a trail or a GPS device to uncover geo-cache locations on Northerly Island.

Discovery Hike:
Kids and families can partake in a naturalist-led walk around Northerly Island starting every 15 minutes.

Mayor Daley's Fish n/ Kids Program:
Free fishing instructions for kids 6 and up. Kids are guaranteed to catch a fish!

Fort Building:
Kids will use found materials from the natural surroundings to build their own forts.

Land Art: