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Adler Planetarium

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2489
+1 312-922-7827
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Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
from $34.95*
ADMISSION TICKETS (1)
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
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The Adler has a prime location on the lake, but keeps its eyes on the stars.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2489
South Loop
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+1 312-922-7827
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Before you go, check on-line to see if a membership (which is tax-deductible and includes "free" admission for a year) is cheaper than ticket prices for your family or group. Also, be aware that parking here costs $25+. If you are visiting while school is...More

Thank Candy P
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I visited Adler's Planeteriun with my children aged 11 and 13. Though their interests are different, both children thoroughly enjoyed viewing the exhibits and the couple of shows that were available that day. I also enjoyed being able to get insight about space and the...More

Thank lindadsa5
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Adler no longer has a real planetarium projector. The show are mostly canned movies. Seems geared towards children. Beautiful setting with wonderful views of the bay and the city.

Thank djfluth
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Bought the Citi pass and was able to enjoy a planetarium experience and a 4d movie. Not enough there to keep you a long time

Thank eke-ono
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here on a Friday with my dad and sister. If you have any interest in Space in general you will enjoy this planetarium. We were able to see the whole planetarium in about 2 hrs and then we saw the Planet Nine show. We...More

Thank Alexandra M
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to know about our universe with visual effects. I would recommend everybody should visit once. Kids would love this place.

Thank Bidhan B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This are is where you go to spend a day in Chicago because there its a few options, you have the planetarium in one side and the aquarium in the other, there is also a great view of the city skyline which makes the trip...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually hadn't planned on going here, but it ended up being a happy accident. We had finished up at the Field Museum, and decided to go check it out to kill time and avoid rush hour. The show was a delight. My 5 yo...More

Thank Tessa G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great way to spend an afternoon in Chicago. We saw three wonderful and very different planetarium shows and enjoyed them all.

Thank revger
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is such an interesting and exciting place to visit. Some much to learn from exciting presentations.

Thank zeusinski
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South Loop
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
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Heather W
May 28, 2018|
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Response from vlowe1984 | Reviewed this property |
Yep just ushered us out of a side door !!
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465benjaminp
April 16, 2018|
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Response from CJB4622 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Northerly Island and Adler Planetrium
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Jennifer M
January 15, 2018|
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Response from Catherine C | Reviewed this property |
Not a big cooler but they say bringing a “brown bag lunch” is permissible. It’s in the FAQ section on their website.
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