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Adler Planetarium

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Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
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The Adler Planetarium connects people to the Universe and each other. Whether it is introducing a guest to the Ring Nebula, a neighborhood school to a community partner, a research team to an army of citizen scientists, or one staff member to...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2489
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We got there late so unfortunately missed the last video session. At that point, the option left is to go with general admission, as we already uber'd there. It's not bad if you have small children. For adults, well, consider the $12 a ticket to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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AdlerPlanet, General Manager at Adler Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

We're sorry to hear that you got here too late to see much! Thank you for the feedback!

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I'm sure this is a lovely planetarium. I just think we may not be smart enough to enjoy it. We decided to go since it was included in our Citypass. It was very dull for my family of 3.

Date of experience: March 2019
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AdlerPlanet, General Manager at Adler Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the feedback!

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

For the most part, our family’s visit was a pleasant one. (Family of 6 with kids in age from 9-18) My 2 “complaints” would be: 1. We were literally yelled at for skipping a line that wasn’t there at 9:30am. If you’re walking into the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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AdlerPlanet, General Manager at Adler Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the feedback! Glad to hear that your trip to the Adler was a pleasant one!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Bought a ticket which got us access to two shows, both were excellent and gorgeous to watch! Staff extremely friendly, was a good few hours of fun so highly recommend

Date of experience: January 2019
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AdlerPlanet, General Manager at Adler Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review! We're glad that you enjoyed our staff and shows!

Reviewed 1 week ago

As with most Planetariums, this was aimed at a younger generation although saying that, this was still a very good place to visit. We had the city passes which came with two shows which, in our opinion, were simply brilliant! The visual effects in the...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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AdlerPlanet, General Manager at Adler Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the review! We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed our shows!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow wow wow - the quality of this attraction is just outstanding. Love all that Chicago has to offer

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank kathyd_March2017
AdlerPlanet, General Manager at Adler Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Yay! We're happy to hear that you were WOWED by the awesomeness of space! Come back soon :)

Reviewed 1 week ago

Used Go Chicago Card for this visit. I made a quick walk though and didn't go to the show that came with my Go Chicago Card purchase. I wasn't that impressed as a solo traveler, but glad I went on such a cold day.

Date of experience: March 2019
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AdlerPlanet, General Manager at Adler Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for the feedback!

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have 2 young girls, 9 & 11; they loved it! We did the morning show of the Galaxies, very interactive and fun. Staff were knowledgeable and helpful.

Date of experience: March 2019
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AdlerPlanet, General Manager at Adler Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

So happy to hear that you and your family had a lovely time at the Adler!

Reviewed 1 week ago

I have always loved the Planetarium and each new visit is a treat. They continue to update and improve the quality of the experience. Every school age student needs to go here!

Date of experience: March 2019
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AdlerPlanet, General Manager at Adler Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you so much for the review!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyed a visit here in March but it was hard to know where to spend time inside the place. I think some communication to help attendees understand what there is so they can make better informed decisions about how to spend time.

Date of experience: March 2019
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AdlerPlanet, General Manager at Adler Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the feedback! Glad to hear that you enjoyed your visit!

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Dina M
September 14, 2018|
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Response from johnhayes02 | Reviewed this property |
I’d go weekday, but being a major museum in a major city, there are no guarantees.
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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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