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Adler Planetarium

Opens in 19 min: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 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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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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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 yesterday

I enjoy this wonderful museum from time to time. Last time I visited it during the Sun eclipse last year and it was an unforgettable experience!

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Sandra_TheTraveler
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Apollo exhibit is educational and offers hands on learning. The planetarium show is very good. The staff is really nice and happy to answer questions. Adults and kids will enjoy this planetarium.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Betty C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Unfortunately we didn't manage to get inside due to time reasons, but it still worth to get close to the building as it provides fantastic view on the city with skyscraper buildings. Best place to take a panoramic picture by camera.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JaroslavNecas
Reviewed 1 week ago

visited Jan 1st using Chicago Travel Pass extremely good value with Travel Pass, a lot of things to see, the shows are great!!!! would definitely visit again as didn't get a chance to tour the whole planetarium

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Eddy C
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've always found space scary but fascinating. This place provided me both of those in great amounts. Some impressive pieces and also a lot of things for learning. Was honestly surprised by the amount of people there. i though it was going to be a...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank NicanorRosario
Reviewed 1 week ago

Honestly, the Adler Planetarium wasn't in my list of top priorities to visit during previous visits to Chicago, but I admit that was a mistake. The Adler planetarium is near the Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum and I had previously underestimated its worth. There was...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Amychuck
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My three girls (ages 15 and 10 yr old twins) loved this place. There was so much to see and do. The highlight was when we happened upon a room with an astrophysicist discussing the demotion of Pluto as a planet. It was fascinating! I...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Christina S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Me and the misses visited the Planetarium on a foggy day and the place was more or less deserted. That is obviuosly very nice as there are no que`s for anything and you have time to see all the excitement the Planetarium has to offer....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lennaert v
Reviewed December 11, 2018

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 November 30, 2018 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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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