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Even rocket scientists have a hard time envisioning the size and composition of the ever-expanding universe, so imagine the task for kids who get space info from Pixar. The Adler Planetarium &... Read More
Even rocket scientists have a hard time envisioning the size and composition of the ever-expanding universe, so imagine the task for kids who get space info from Pixar. The Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum, the nation's very first planetarium, sends families forth on a voyage of planetary discovery through more than 35,000 square feet of exhibits, two full–size planetarium theaters, workshops, camps and special family programs. Educators lead demonstrations, telescope viewing, crafts or exhibit interpretation almost every day. Adler's historic Sky Theater has been accurately recreating the night sky on its dome since 1930 and the world's first StarRider Theater is a completely digital, virtual outer space environment that allows you to actively participate by operating controls on seat armrests. Young Explorers Mondays, for ages 2-6, offers hands-on activities for the youngest astro-nuts.
- Daily 9:30am-4pm
- Planetarium Adult $12 - $34.95; Child (3-11) $8 - $29.95
- Family-Friendly Museums: "After looking at the sky, turn your gaze outdoors - the Adler was voted "Best View of Chicago" by the American Institute of Architects."
- Best for Family-Friendly Museums Because: Founded in 1930, the museum offers plenty of interactive experiences for the even the most challenged attention span.