Is it better to use CityPASS at the Art Institute of Chicago or the Adler Planetarium, as you are given the choice between the two?
I would pick the Art Institute.
The Art Institute is outstanding! The Planetarium is much like others you can visit in other cities. I would really hate for you to leave Chicago without seeing the Art Institute.
Personally, the Art Institute is the one I would opt for.
Thanks for the input. I was planning on seeing both of those, and I think the Adler is better for the pass, even if it's not necessarily the better attraction in general. I'm planning on spending most of the day at the Art Institute, and do the Adler alongside the Field and Shedd in one day.
There's a lot of "it depends" in this answer. The Art Institute has a $25 admission charge, kids under 14 are free, $19 for seniors. If you plan to visit for just a few hours, Thursdays from 5 PM to 8 PM are free. The Adler Planetarium has a more complicated pricing structure and can cost between $12 and $35, depending on what you want. Admission without the shows is $12, with one show it's $25, and unlimited shows is $35. I believe the City Pass covers the $35 admission. Kids under 3 are free. It also depends on your interests... if you are into Astronomy, the Adler is a must see. If your preference is art, the Chicago Art Institute is second to none. You could easily spend a full day there and not see everything. Based on ticket price alone, the Adler is the better choice, but it really does depend on your interests and the amount of time you have available,
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