50+ Free Things to Do with Kids in Chicago This Winter
Say what you want about Chicago winters, but the fact is, this town knows how to pack a lot of fun into the coldest months of the year. And best of all, much of that family-friendly winter fun is totally FREE.
Some of the city's best attractions offer free admission during the winter, with free Illinois resident days at the Shedd Aquarium and the Museum of Science and Industry—plus, the entire month of February is FREE at the world-class Field Museum, and the Brookfield Zoo has free days through the end of February, too. Winter is prime time for exploring culture and history with Chicago kids, with free and just-for-kids celebrations of MLK's legacy around Martin Luther King Jr. Day, and no-cost Chinese New Year celebrations lighting up Chicago. There's a blizzard of free kids' concerts, shows, storytimes, and public art hitting town too.
Looking for more? Our list of 100 Things to Do With Chicago Kids Before They Grow Up might do the trick, and of course you can always find more daily activities in our Chicago Event Calendar.