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Adler Planetarium

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1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2489
+1 312-922-7827
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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
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1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2489
South Loop
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+1 312-922-7827
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Reviewed March 27, 2016

This is a amazing experience for all ages. The shows are top notch and it's well worth the price. It does get a bit crowded but arrive early and avoid the lines.

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Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Visited recently as 8 year old was keen to learn more about stars, constellations and planets etc . We had a really great day out and the combination of excellent shows and interesting exhibits kept us all entertained and informed. 8 year old thought it...More

2  Thank Buckshee
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Reviewed March 26, 2016

Not a bad museum. Lots of information shown on exhibits. Some could be better done and /or made more meaningful like how far light travels in a year. More geared to older children and adults. It is located east of the Shedd Museum near Lake...More

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Reviewed March 26, 2016

We swung by the planetarium yesterday for a few hours utilizing our Go Pass. It really is a beautiful museum but my kids (10 and 12) didn't find much interest in it. We saw Cosmic Wonder and we were disappointed that the chairs didn't recline....More

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Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

We took the bus to the Planetarium about 10 mins from the hotel. We took just the walk around the exhibits, but I was disappointed as very limited and mostly for children. You can pay extra to watch movies. We spent about an hour there...good...More

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Reviewed March 23, 2016

I recently went to the planetarium for their after-hours adults-only series. I loved it. The programming included interesting lectures and interactive activities. Bars were offered. It was a very enjoyable experience. FYI finding a ride or getting home can be a bit tricky with so...More

Thank 197alexandrah
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Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

We visited the Planetarium with our 9 y/o son. It was a nice stop, but we really only spent 2 hours there. The information was great but he just wasn't interested. The views of the Chicago skyline however were breathtaking. Even if you don't want...More

Thank Jessi G
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Reviewed March 21, 2016

Passing on a Tip From Locals -- They told us to go and take a picture of the Chicago Skyline from the Adler and we did; an awesome view. We did not go in but saw many people visiting and it is a beautiful piece...More

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Reviewed March 21, 2016

This is a pretty limited place for learning. It is historic. It is nice, but it only took us a couple of hours to see that the destination is rather limited by it's space and tradition. The highlighted film was not as the Undiscovered World...More

1  Thank CapitanBrad
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Reviewed March 18, 2016

Nice place to spend the afternoon, toddlers love the activity for them and it is very educational. Take a lunch the food is pricey.

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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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Eoin M
September 25, 2017|
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Response from Kay R | Reviewed this property |
Maybe if you read every single plaque, but no, this museum can definitely be seen in less than half a day. it is relatively small. We spent two hours, and that was enough. To be honest, of all the museums in Chicago, this... More
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