Snow Days Chicago

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Navy Pier
600 E. Grand Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611
February 8, 2014 - February 9, 2014
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Snow Days Chicago turns Navy Pier into the ultimate interactive Winter experience. All weekend long, participate in a variety of activities that both adults and kids can enjoy!

Snow Sculpting Competition

Snow sculptures masterfully carved from giant blocks of man-made snow will be on display. Both professional teams and local high school students will compete, showcasing a variety of themes and designs. They'll even be lit up at night by festive, colored lights!

  • Vote for your favorite professional sculpture
    11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
    February 8
  • Snow Days Chicago visitors select the winner of the People's Choice award!

Interactive Snowboard Experience

Learn snowboarding basics from instructors at Raging Buffalo Snowboard Park as you navigate through a fun course!

  • Free for kids
  • All participants must fit into a size 5 or smaller snowboard boot
  • A parent or guardian must sign a waiver to participate

Snow Painting

Get creative and paint a masterpiece on snow!

  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days

Shedd Aquarium and the Magellanic Penguins

Meet the beloved Magellanic Penguins from Shedd Aquarium during Snow Days! View them up-close while trainers answer questions from guests about the animals, their habitats and more.

  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. both days
    Family Pavilion

Shedd Aquarium's Polar Play Zone

Warm-up inside and play in the Shedd Aquarium Polar Play Zone!

  • Giveaways
  • Bean bag toss game
  • Crafts
  • Enter to win tickets to Shedd Aquarium 
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. both days
    Family Pavilion

Master Class Exhibition Team

Watch as sculpting masters create a piece live as part of a master class exhibition team. While they sculpt, they'll answer questions and explain the sculpting process.

Photos courtesy of Navy Pier

Saturday: 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
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