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36We love playing outside in the snow, but it’s a lot of work to bundle up in coats, scarves, gloves and hats. When Jack Frost starts nipping at your nose, it can keep you cooped up indoors until spring. Now, you can enjoy all the fun of winter without the wet and cold when you visit Snow Much Fun inside the Chicago Children’s Museum, now through January 5. Best of all, no mittens are required when you play in this indoor winter wonderland.

All your favorite outdoor activities have been adapted for indoor play in this interactive exhibit, returning this year bigger and better than ever before. Set against an imaginative, three-dimensional cityscape, Snow Much Fun lets you experience the magic of Chicago in the wintertime, minus the biting chill our beloved “Windy City” can bring.

The main attraction of the exhibit is the indoor ice rink which lets you slip, slide, and glide around in your socks just as if you were really ice skating! Kids will have a blast spinning and twirling on the imaginary ice, without the need to be balanced on a blade.

Once you’ve perfected your figure-eight, there are plenty of other “cool” activities to keep you and the family occupied for the afternoon. Start a friendly “snowball” fight or sculpt a “snowman” using fluffy faux snow, build an igloo out of “ice” blocks, or make up your own reindeer games using various props and toys provided. There are even activities to entertain the littlest tykes at the Snow Much Fun exhibit, from sensory play to “sledding.”

This season, bring your family into the Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier for a snow day unlike any you’ve ever experienced! Visit the Chicago Children’s Museum website for additional information.

Skating, sledding, snowman-sculpting—what’s your favorite winter activity?

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