Chicago Family Events For Valentine’s Day Weekend 2015


Adler, Field, Shedd offer free admission on Presidents Day!

Some of the city’s museums will be free-of-charge with extended hours on Presidents Day.

The Adler Planetarium, Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium will have free general admission for Illinois residents on Feb. 16, according to a statement from an Adler spokesman.

Proof of Illinois residency must be provided to get a free ticket. Residents can also get all-access passes for a discounted price, the statement said.

Hours of operation for each museum:
-Adler Planetarium at 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-Field Museum at 1400 S. Lake Shore Drive: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-Shedd Aquarium at 1200 S. Lake Shore Drive: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Snowtrekking at Northerly Island

Saturday, February 14th from 9:30am-3:30pm
Sunday, February 15th from 9:30am-3:30pm
1521 S. Linn White Dr. Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 745-2910

Fee: $5.00

Age Range: 6+

Explore Northerly Island on snow shoes or cross country skis! All sizes available. Please Note: Participation is on a “First Come, First Served” basis only. This activity requires 3 or more inches of snow. Please visit our Facebook page (Northerly Island Park) or call 312.745.2910 to confirm snow conditions on the day of your visit.


Celebrate Valentine’s Day in the Parks!

The Chicago Park District celebrates Valentine’s Day with numerous dances and parties throughout the city including the traditional daddy-daughter/mommy-son dances, and a few family dances. Most events feature music, refreshments, photo opportunities and games.

Valentine’s Activities – Friday, February 13th, 2015
Valentine’s Day Dance at Brands – 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Pre-Valentine’s Day Dance at Lindblom – 7:00 PM – 8:45 PM
Daddy Daughter Dance at Sheil – 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Family Hearts and Crafts at Armour Square – 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM
Family Valentine Dance at Gompers – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Valentine’s Dance – Family at Mayfair – 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Valentine’s Day Dance at Wicker – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Tots Valentine Party at Skinner – 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Parent and Child Valentine’s Dance at Maggie Daley – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Fury Theatre at Indian Boundary – 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Daddy Daughter Valentine Dance at Loyola – 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Parent and Child Valentine’s Dance at Smith – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Teen Valentine’s Dance at Marquette – 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Valentine Dance at Horner – 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Valentine’s Day Dance at Chase – 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Valentine’s Activities – Saturday, February 14th, 2015
Daddy Daughter Dance at Sheil – 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM
Valentine Disco Bash at Indian Boundary – 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

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