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Adler Planetarium

Open 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 2 days 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

Thank operalover939
Reviewed 3 days 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

1  Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Kaumudi P
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Sven-Roger K
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank ManyBones
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

2  Thank Sandra_BT_Hannon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Jim D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Plan on spending a minimum of 3 hours at the planetarium. It has 3 levels, a sky theater that has informative narration of the stars and constellations. The signage seemed a bit confusing as to what is where, but if you wander around enough you...More

1  Thank Jon / Judi S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Adler with my sister and 20 year old daughter. We saw 3 informative and interesting shows with knowledgeable presenters. Also went through multiple displays and enjoyed historical astronomy exhibits. Outside, staff had a telescope set up for anyone to take a look at...More

Thank Stacy E
Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Great place to visit with kids of all ages. Admissions is reasonable. Very informative. There is information about There are optional shows. We saw the Planet Nine show which was really interesting. Show lasted about half an hour. If we lived in the area we...More

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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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Dina M
September 14, 2018|
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Response from John S | 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