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Address: 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
Phone Number: 312 922 7827
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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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Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
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Good value with City Pass

$13 taxi ride from River North. With the City Pass you can at first get two shows/3D movies. Then it turns into an All Access Pass. Once you've seen one (choose the earliest... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

$13 taxi ride from River North. With the City Pass you can at first get two shows/3D movies. Then it turns into an All Access Pass. Once you've seen one (choose the earliest time possible), you can then add as many extras as you like. Just hop onto the very short Members line after your first show and show them... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

A bit dated in terms of displays.. The highlights for sure are the shows. The narrators they have are absolutely amazing. The shows on the main floor seem to be the best. The food/drink prices were remarkably reasonable as well. Tip - The best seats for sure are towards the rear so that you don't strain your neck looking up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

It really bothers me people's complaints about "boring space stuff". If you don't like "space stuff" don't go to a planetarium. Really, you should stop leaving your house because you are going to probably hurt someone else or yourself! This is by far the best planetarium I have ever been to. The location is beautiful, the shows really cool, the... More 

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Lancashire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Well worth a visit, well laid out and suitable for adults and children, the shows are well worth it, tip though do not sit on front row or you will get a crick in your neck. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I've never been to a planetarium before, so I don't have anything to compare it to. That being said, I would definitely recommend going here! We did a couple of shows, and they were very mesmerizing! The exhibits were neat, but the shows were the best part!

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Seattle, Washington
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

I have stopped by here for 30 years, and not much has changed. Yes, it's an old and charming part of Chicago history and for that, I suppose it's ok if you want to see the old charming planetarium as it's stood all these many years. I can compare it to California's Griffith Observatory, too - old, a bit archaic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Went to the Planetarium on my first trip to Chicago with my friend. It was an extremely hot day out and we wanted a break from the heat. The planetarium was the perfect place. We got in for a teacher and student discount, students cost $10 and teachers are free! It was great, extremely informative and interactive. Since I hadn't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

You need to get here early if you want to watch all the shows they have. The city pass gets you entry to any 2 shows and if you finish early there is a chance you can ask for a 3rd show if it is still available. A good place for inquisitive children and adults who want to know about... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

I really like everything space related, ever since I was a kid, but this was really disapointing. It was overcrowded with kids, running around, screaming... The museum had some space suits, equipment etc, but I expected much much more. Walked through the place in no time, twice...

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I've been to a number of great planetariums, large and small. Without doubt, this one is the worst. We came to the planetarium to see the show. It was very over-priced. The show (Destination Solar System) was very stylized and not at all what I expected. An overly-enthusiastic young woman took the "starship" to the planets. A real disappointment. No... More 

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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.