Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum


1300 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60605

Phone: 312-322-0300
Phone: 312-922-7827

Map / Directions Map / Directions

Hours:
Weekly Schedule (Memorial Day - Labor Day)  Daily 10am-6pm Weekly Schedule (Labor Day - Memorial Day)  Daily 10am-4pm Adler After Dark (third Thursday of every month)  Fri 6pm-10pm

Type:
Museums, Planetarium / Observatory, Science Museums

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    Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

    Photo courtesy of Flickr/Adler Planetarium

10BEST Says

Museums, Best Attractions & Activities, Family-Friendly Museums, Attractions near McCormick Place Convention Center: This eye-catching, twelve-sided building includes two sky theaters, one of which was the first planetarium in the western hemisphere. The theaters depict the night sky and allow visitors an up-close look at distant planets, moons and galaxies. The complex also features exhibition rooms, a cafe and a StarRider theater that offers amazing, interactive, virtual reality shows. In it, visitors use controls in their seats' armrests to participate in a 3-D simulation of space travel. On family-friendly Far Out Fridays, visitors get to see shows, sit in on lectures, view the night sky, play games and learn how to set up and use a telescope.


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Local Expert Says:

Museums, Best Attractions & Activities, Family-Friendly Museums, Attractions near McCormick Place Convention Center: "Fly your own spaceship."

Best for Museums, Attractions near McCormick Place Convention Center Because: Adler After Day is a 21+ event that occurs every third Thursday of the month. Tickets include admission, sky shows and cash bar until 9:30pm.

Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities, Family-Friendly Museums Because: On family-friendly Far Out Fridays, visitors get to see shows, view the night sky and learn how to set up and use a telescope.

10Best List photo 10BEST says

Museums, Best Attractions & Activities, Family-Friendly Museums, Attractions near McCormick Place Convention Center: This eye-catching, twelve-sided building includes two sky theaters, one of which was the first planetarium in the western hemisphere. The theaters depict the night sky and allow visitors an up-close look at distant planets, moons and galaxies. The complex also features exhibition rooms, a cafe and a StarRider theater that offers amazing, interactive, virtual reality shows. In it, visitors use controls in their seats' armrests to participate in a 3-D simulation of space travel. On family-friendly Far Out Fridays, visitors get to see shows, sit in on lectures, view the night sky, play games and learn how to set up and use a telescope.

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Local Expert Anjali Mansukhani Says:

Museums, Best Attractions & Activities, Family-Friendly Museums, Attractions near McCormick Place Convention Center: "Fly your own spaceship."

Best for Museums, Attractions near McCormick Place Convention Center Because: Adler After Day is a 21+ event that occurs every third Thursday of the month. Tickets include admission, sky shows and cash bar until 9:30pm.

Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities, Family-Friendly Museums Because: On family-friendly Far Out Fridays, visitors get to see shows, view the night sky and learn how to set up and use a telescope.

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