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Snow Day: Making Science Snow Much Fun!

Join us for our fourth annual family-friendly snow day, when our backyard—the Science & Art Park—is transformed into a winter wonderland of science with more than 20 tons of snow!

Participate in special snow-related science activities from 10am-2pm

  • Watch an ice sculptor turn a block of ice into art

  • Try your hand at our Snowball Slingshot! Can you hit a moving target… on the other side of the creek?

  • See how fast your snowball goes when you toss it at Dave, the snowball-swatting robot. Aim for a target on Dave and we’ll measure your speed!

  • Make some beautiful music with an icicle xylophone!


Stay and play in the snow until closing time. Build a snowman with your family and make some snow angels!

We’ll have delicious treats for sale from local food truck vendors. Warm up with hot cocoa, tacos, and hot dogs, or keep things cool with a snow cone!

When you get chilly, head inside for showing of Waking the T-Rex 3D, about the Field Museum’s T-Rex, Sue. Don’t forget to explore all of the Science Mill’s 50+ hi-touch, hi-tech exhibits, too.

Tickets for Snow Day are available at the door, or get your tickets now to skip the line. (pssst… Snow Day tickets make a great stocking stuffer)!

Snow Day at the Science Mill is open to all and activities are free with admission, which includes access to all of the Science Mill's hands-on exhibits and a 3D movie. In the case of rain, this event will be postponed.

FAQ (including parking and weather info) about Snow Day

Online ticket sales have closed. There will be tickets available at the door.

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