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Adler Planetarium On Lake Michigan

Explore the secrets of the universe through hands-on exhibits, planetarium shows, and installations at this state-of-the-art institution. Located on the banks of Lake Michigan, kids will love spending the day learning about the solar system, while adults love the Adler After Dark events. Just don't miss a show under the stars of America's first planetarium dome. This is one of the most exciting experiences in Chicago.
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    Daily | 9am - 4pm


    Adults $12, seniors (65 and over) $10, children (3-11) $8


    • Adler after Dark
    • Group Tours
    • Beyond the Dome


    • Planetarium Shows
    • Educational Programs
    • Hands-On Exhibits
    • Astronomy Installations
    • Dining & Shopping
  • Adler After Dark

    This fun evening for adults 21+ takes place every third Thursday of the month from 6pm - 10pm. Enjoy music, cocktails, and an exclusive sneak peek of the planetarium after hours. Each month the entertainment is different, but you always get an unforgettable view of the skyline. Get your tickets early, because the event almost always sells out.

    Group Visits

    Groups of school children, scouts, adults and seniors are all welcome at Adler Planetarium. Just email [email protected] for more information and to arrange a guide.


    Where can I park at the Adler Planetarium?

    Public transportation is the easiest way to get to the Adler Planetarium, but there are a number of parking garages and lots including one right next to the Planetarium. There is also a parking garage at nearby Soldier Field, and there are metered spaces on many city streets if you get here early.

    Where can I eat at Adler Planetarium?

    Café Galileo's is a great spot to enjoy a quick bite for breakfast or a hearty lunch of prepared foods, soups, salads and sandwiches. While you dine, enjoy scenic views of the Chicago skyline.

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