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Address: 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
Phone Number: 312 922 7827
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9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: The Adler has a prime location on the lake, but keeps its eyes on the...
The Adler has a prime location on the lake, but keeps its eyes on the stars.
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Super for children

This venue is an interesting place to take the children with interactive exibitions and room to play. Nice view on the Chicago skyline from there too. Accesible by bus.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 16, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW via mobile

Even if you're not a space fan like me; its worth it. I was able to see two movies and all the exhibitions. There is parking and be sure to get there early. The movies are the best piece of it but they run by hour and not all of them are shown more than twice a day. Nice views... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

This venue is an interesting place to take the children with interactive exibitions and room to play. Nice view on the Chicago skyline from there too. Accesible by bus.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

One can get the best view of the Chicago skyline from the Adler planetarium. The exhibits in the planetArium are great as well. The shows are simply amazing, but are very expensive. There are not many free exhibits on Illinois resident day as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I think this is the best way to see the planetarium if you don't have kiddoes... i recommend the vip pass it worth the money. We had a ton of fun by making sure we see the early shows where we had priority seating so you can skip some of the lines. The planetarium felt like a big playground while... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

My family spent 4 days in Chicago and had the City Pass (which I HIGHLY recommend). We went to Shedd's and then decided to walk over the Adler Planetarium since it was part of the city pass and also just a short walk from the aquarium. We got there about 2:30 and the wait time to get in was not... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We visited here on the Friday before Easter. We arrived at 130 pm and with Chicago Passes only had to wait 10 minutes to get in. Inside it was airy despite the amount of people and we saw two very good shows. The exhibits are good and interesting and I would rate this as the best attraction we visited in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

I went here with some work friends for an Adler a After Dark event and it was a fun time! They had a cool DJ and some fun mixed drinks with dry ice to make them smoke and bubble. Most of the exhibits were open and you could watch some of the specials in the big dome theaters. It was... More 

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Benton, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015 via mobile

I will go back and take my 6 year old she will have a blast. My 15 year old and myself did not think it was worth the money.. My son and i had dreamed of going for years. Once we were inside the people were very nice and told us about the shows which we did not see. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

i brought my kids here for the first time. everything was interactive! we were lucky enough to be there on a day when the telescope was up and running. the staff let my 2 and 5 year old use the biggest telescope I've ever seen. it was a great way to spend an afternoon.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Very beautiful building! It is a planetarium for kids, full of hands on activities and people to explain and show things. A little boring for adults seeking more deep information. The restaurant has an awesome view of Chicago!

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This downtown neighborhood offers a variety of activities ranging from cultural to sporting. If you happen to visit during football season, you may bump into a boisterous few fans on their way to a Bears game on the southernmost tip of South Loop. On the flip side, Museum Campus offers cultural and educational experiences in its planetarium, museum and aquarium, all situated along the lakefront. Grant Park is one of Chicago’s premier locations for green space and recreation with views of Lake Michigan and the Chicago skyline. Take a stroll down memory lane in the historic Prairie District where you can enjoy views of old historic homes. Restaurants, theaters, and clubs are spread throughout the neighborhood along with a collection of burger joints along Michigan Avenue just across from the park.