Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

Type: Museums, Planetarium / Observatory, Science Museums

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Map / Directions Hours:

  • Daily 9:30am-4pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • 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.

  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities 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.

  • 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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