5 Things to Do: February 27-March 1

Say goodbye to February and hello to March this weekend with these events.

Begin by exploring the skies at Heller Nature Center before visiting the Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum for a day of discovery. You can also visit another favorite Chicago museum for a murder mystery scavenger hunt.

Looking for a nice evening out? Don’t miss your last chance to dine and save during North Shore Restaurant Month. And while that ends, another annual event all about turning off the TV begins.

Winter Astronomy

Feb. 27
Highland Park

Visit the Heller Nature Center this weekend with your family and get a closer look at the moon, constellations and Jupiter.

The Field of Screams Murder Mystery Scavenger Hunt

Feb. 28

There’s a serial killer at the Field Museum! Join Watson Adventures for a day of sleuthing that will have your team answering tricky questions throughout the museum. This scavenger hunt is for adults only.

Discovery Day

Photo courtesy of The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum.

Feb. 28

The Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum is hosting their first Discovery Day, where their entomologists, paleontologists and urban ecologists will be available to identify your discoveries. Those who bring a specimen to be identified will receive free admission.

North Shore Restaurant Month

Photo courtesy of LYFE Kitchen.

Ends Feb. 28

You have until Saturday to enjoy deals at various North Shore restaurants, including BurgerFi, Edzo’s Burger Shop, Francesca’s North, Glenview House, Hewn, LYFE Kitchen, Peckish Pig and Roka Akor. Print your dining certificate here.

21st Annual ScreenBreak

Begins March 1

It’s time to turn off the TV and participate in the multiple events The Alliance for Early Childhood has planned for this annual week-long event. ScreenBreak guides and wristbands were handed out at 31 schools throughout the area, but if your school doesn’t participate, email [email protected] to receive a ScreenBreak Family Kit.