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Adler Planetarium

Closed Now: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
From $34.95*
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
From $34.95*
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The Adler has a prime location on the lake, but keeps its eyes on the stars.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2489
South Loop
+1 312-922-7827
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Reviewed 1 week ago

an amazing journey into the stars, capped a wonderful trip to the Windy City. We took in two of the visual presentations and loved them both.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Ralph M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a great place to see both the sky and city line of Chicago. Plenty os space to walk around and enjoy the view. Dinning is also a good option for groups

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very educational place for kids. Interactive also. General admission is reasonable you need pay extra for the show but I think the basic tour alone was enough for my family.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank kfsvc78
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to one film, Planet Nine, and then poked around. There are lots of exhibits on several floors, and when they closed the place at 4 pm there were a number of things I hadn’t seen yet. The other members of our group could...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank operalover939
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When planning a trip, I think it's wise to do some research in advance. How many days do you need to stay in a city or area in order to see all of the attractions? For example, I advise that Gettysburg and the Grand Canyon...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed November 11, 2018

We had the Chicago city pass and attended 3 shows here. The shows were informative. I was somewhat skeptical of the Plaent9, because it basically showed a theory as a well accepted fact. Other than that, the place is well maintained, the audience can go...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Kaumudi P
Reviewed November 10, 2018

The Adler Planetarium offers a few interesting exhibitions related to astronomy and space flight. Their shows are informative and suit children as well as grown up's. So it is not the classical planetarium content you get, at least not at the standard shows. I enjoyed...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sven-Roger K
Reviewed November 10, 2018

The exhibits were a little boring. It was just wondering about. They also had this star chart exhibit from a worlds fair that was restored to it's original condition. If you are into this, you will love that. The shows were ok but not thrilling...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank ManyBones
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

On the plus size; spotlessly maintained. Great views over Chicago, the Jim Lovell exhibits were very interesting, the Planet Nine film was good and informative. The down side; entry price is steep and unfortunately not worth it. Exhibits are generally NON-interactive and dated. Very little...More

Date of experience: October 2018
3  Thank Sandra_BT_Hannon
Reviewed October 30, 2018

Recently I became intrigued with space. Maybe it's Elon Musk's recent endeavor's, maybe it's just a phase, or maybe it's that I desire more out of life. That being a human on planet earth isn't enough. I desire to know more. It's crazy to think...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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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.
Heather W
May 28, 2018|
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Response from vlowe1984 | Reviewed this property |
Yep just ushered us out of a side door !!
April 16, 2018|
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Response from CJB4622 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Northerly Island and Adler Planetrium