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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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Smaller than expected but has some neat artifacts. Definitely book shows because its a better deal and they are really neat to see!

3 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Delaware, Ohio

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Norman, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This is the first time I had been to the planetarium. While getting our tickets my one daughter commented her sister was a teacher. She was able to have free admission. My science teacher daughter was able to pick a show that was interesting to all of us and she answered several questions I had as we toured through the... More 

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Delaware, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Smaller than expected but has some neat artifacts. Definitely book shows because its a better deal and they are really neat to see!

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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

There is so much to see and so much to do! Our tickets included a show, but we had some time to kill waiting for it to start. I was pleased that there were plenty of exhibits and interesting things to see and do in the meantime. We got to see Telescopes: Through the Looking Glass and Historic Atwood Sphere,... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The planeutarium is awesome with their hands on activities nd awesome movies nd awesome information about the different expeditions to the moon Even scientists addressing our questions in a different corner. Good for kids who like to read as lot of info to take in... Not enough todo for adults. Can spend around 3 hrs. Cafeteria has a vegan option... More 

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Ballarat, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

As avid planeteers we loved this planetarium, while its not the biggest or the best there was still a lot to learn, they had one movie that we saw which was ok and not her that was excellent, after it we got to talk to someone who studies space and exo planets and we found this really interesting.

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Toronto
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

If you have science minded kids, you won't want to miss the Adler Planetarium. It was a nice stop on our Big Bus hop on/off tour. The 3D movie about our Solar System was great. But the kids loved all the Apollo artifacts and learned a great deal about the early Apollo missions.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Took the family here on a vacation stop. Lots to do and see. Need to make sure you can plan enough time to spend time inside to see everything. We used the Chicago City Pass and thought we could get in quicker that way. Still had to wait in line for 20 min in the afternoon on a Saturday. Good... More 

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waynesville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I have been to planetariums before and my grandson was really looking forward to this. Unfortunately, there really was not a lot to look at or do and he got bored at the age of 12. It was way too scientific and not kid friendly.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I grew up in chicago, went to the museums so many times with my dad. It's been at least 20 years since l've been to this one. What a let down. It's made for older kids, teens and adults. There is so much reading, way to much for little kids. I took my 6 year old there to do a... More 

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

I would not spend too much time here and just go to the The Science and Industry instead. The only presentation I felt that offered adults serious learning were the 3D presentations. The whole place caters more to kids.

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Address: 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
Phone Number: 312 922 7827
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Chicago>  > South Loop
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

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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.