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On rare occasions this attraction closes early due to private functions outside of the control of the Go Chicago® Card.

Adler Planetarium tickets

Gate Prices Adult $34.95
Child (3-12) $29.95

The Universe is at least 91 billion light-years across. Come explore it at the Adler Planetarium! Located on Chicago’s Museum Campus, along with The Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium, Adler is a top Chicago attraction for families from around the world. Your Anytime All-Access admission includes VIP entry, all exhibits, the Atwood Sphere Experience, and your choice of unlimited shows including the Adler’s newest sky show, Planet Nine. It’s a must-see attraction for anyone curious or with a love for all things space!

Something big is out there; join the search for a new ninth planet in Planet Nine. Crawl, climb and fly through Planet Explorers, a modern-day space adventure for kids and families. Take a fast-paced tour of your cosmic backyard in Destination Solar System. Look inside the historic Gemini 12 spacecraft and experience the Apollo missions through the eyes of Capt. James A. Lovell, Jr. and his family in Mission Moon.

The Chicago Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for Adler Planetarium tickets, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

Getting In

To skip the ticket line, enter the museum at the South Box Office entrance and present your pass at any box office. Staff will provide you with tickets to the museum and help you select your sky shows.

Hours

Daily, 9:30 am–4:00 pm

Hours vary during certain times of the year, so visit adlerplanetarium.org prior to your visit for the most up-to-date information.

Closings

Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day, On rare occasions this attraction closes early due to private functions.

Note

Your Anytime All-Access admission includes all exhibits, the Atwood Sphere Experience and your choice of unlimited shows, including Planet Nine the Adler’s newest sky show.

Address

1300 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

Driving Directions

From the city, north of the Museum: Take Lake Shore Drive (US-41) south past Grant Park. Continue south until the 18th street exit. Turn left on 18th street and continue as it bends left, becoming Museum Campus Drive. Continue right onto Solidarity Drive to Adler Planetarium.

From the city, south of the Museum: Take Lake Shore Drive (US-41) north. Continue on Lake Shore Drive until the 18th street exit. Turn right on 18th street and continue as it bends left, becoming Museum Campus Drive. Continue right onto Solidarity Drive to Adler Planetarium.

Public Transportation

By Bus: CTA bus #146 stops along Michigan Avenue north of the river and on State Street south of the river and will drop you off in front of Adler Planetarium.

By subway: CTA Orange, Red, or Green line. Exit the train at the Roosevelt stop. Then take CTA bus #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express, which will drop you off in front of Adler Planetarium.

 

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