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Adler Planetarium: Space Exploration and Out-Of-This-World Adventures

Explore Countless galaxies, exploding stars, and everything in the universe and beyond at Adler Planetarium. America's first planetarium is located on Chicago's Museum Campus and features three distinct theaters including the Grainger Sky Theater, Definiti Space Theater, and the 3D Universe Theater for far-out space exploration. Meander through exciting space-science exhibitions, sky shows, and fuel your imagination with state-of-the-art computer technology in the world's first StarRider. Climb aboard the deck of a futuristic starship on the Deep Space Adventure and don't miss the Adler's hottest attractions, Planet 9, Welcome to the Universe, Planet Explorers, and Our Solar System. 


Prices - General Admission: Adults -$12, Children - $8, Anytime All Access Pass: Adults - $34.95, Children - $29.95

Hours -

Open daily from 9:30 am to 4 pm


  • Adler After Dark
  • Doane at Dusk
  • Sun Salutations Yoga


  • Space Exhibits
  • Dining
  • Three Theaters
  • Gift Shop
  • Shows
  • Tours


  • When is the Adler Planetarium free?

    The Adler Planetarium offers free admission to Illinois Residents on various days throughout the year. Passes must be purchased at the planetarium on the free day, with no advance purchase. Free dates are: January 3, 4, 7-12, 15-19, February 2, 5-9, 14, 19-22, June 21, August 27-31, September 9-16, October 8, 21, 24, 25, November 11, 12, 14, 15, December 1, 3-7, 10.
  • Where can we eat near Adler Planetarium?

    If hunger strikes while visiting the Adler Planetarium, visit the on-site Galileo’s Café for a far-out lunch offering a variety of freshly prepared options, including soups, sandwiches, salads, and flatbreads with impressive views of the Chicago skyline. If you are looking for something near Adler, dine at popular local favorites like Chicago Firehouse Restaurant, Burger Bar, Weather Mark Tavern, Kurah Mediterranean, and Victory Tap.

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