• Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
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Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

Type: Museums, Planetarium / Observatory, Science Museums



Map / Directions 10Best Says

Best Attractions & Activities, Museums: 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...  Read More
Family-Friendly Museums: This eye-catching, twelve-sided building along Chicago's lakefront - and part of the Museum Campus - includes rooms full of exhibits about the planets, moons, galaxies and the sun. But the museum's...  Read More


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

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Exhibits Adult $8 - $10; Senior (65+) $6 - $8; Child (3-14) $5 - $6
    Galaxy Package Adult $17 - $19; Senior (65+) $14 - $15; Child (3-14) $14 - $15
    Universal Package Adult $23 - $25; Senior (65+) $20 - $21; Child (3-14) $20 - $21
    Adler After Dark $7 - $15;
    Parking
    $16 - $19

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  • Museums: "Fly your own spaceship."
  • Best for Museums 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.

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