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“Great Site!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Adler Planetarium

Adler Planetarium
1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605 (South Loop)
312 922 7827
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$35*
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Ranked #95 of 953 things to do in Chicago
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: The Adler has a prime location on the lake, but keeps its eyes on the stars.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Armada, Michigan
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“Great Site!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

This site has something for everyone. The exhibits and shows are reasonably priced and scheduled all day. Easy to use public transportation to arrive and depart.

Visited November 2013
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“Good, but Not Spectacular”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

It was good, but I would not consider it awesome. I suppose I expected more? There are some good displays, and we watched one of the shows they had. The show was cool (a lot of good visuals), but the exhibits/displays themselves were a bit underwhelming.

I enjoyed the location near the lake, and taking pictures there and outside the building, a bit more.

It is not terrible in Adler Planetarium, but not great either. Not necessarily a waste of money, but not a must-see either.

Visited January 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
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“Adler Planetarium”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This is another favorite! The shows are fascinating and well presented. I love the "walking in space" attraction. I tried my hand at creating a universe...God did much better than I did! And I tried!

Visited June 2013
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Burlington, Iowa, United States
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“Ok”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

It was part of a package deal that we bought at the Field Museum. It was okay, nothing really spectacular. More designed for little kids than adults.

Visited June 2013
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“Very good and educative”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

This planetarium is very good for educating children and adults. It is very helpful knowing the astronomy and the planets. I think that the problem is that you have to pay for every movie you will see which will cost you. Don't miss the skyscrapers view from the edge of the planetarium, it may be considered the best thing to see there.

Visited November 2013
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