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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.

Build your own discount attraction pass and save on combined admission to two or more attractions. Enjoy guaranteed discounts on Adler Planetarium tickets and your choice of other top attractions.

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

Summer: Daily, 9:30 am-6:00 pm
Winter: Weekdays, 9:30 am-4:00 pm;
Weekends, 9:30 am-4:30 pm

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.

 

Reviews for Adler Planetarium

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 4.6 out of 5 stars (based on 9 customer ratings)
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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

An Incredible Place
By happy from fairfield on
Pros:
Excellent displays, Great detail, Solid Learning For, Children
Cons:
Time, So Much Need A Lot,
Best Uses:
Plan For A Day,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Adler Planetarium:

This is a great place for fun, entertainment, and learning

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

Amazing Adler!
By Susie Snowflake Verified Reviewer from Barrie, ON Canada on
Pros:
Beautifully Designed, Universe, Educational, Space, Family Fun, Astronomy
Cons:
Not for very young kids,
Best Uses:
Solar System Model, Astronomy Education, 3D, Technology,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Adler Planetarium:

We loved our visit to Adler Planetarium. It is beautifully located on the waterfront, and has a fantastic gift shop filled with educational toys and activities. The displays we're all well designed and executed, and have sparked my daughter's interest in astronomy and science in general. The lighting and interior were otherworldly and greatly enhanced our experience. The "3D Sun" show was very interesting and informative. I would go back to Adler in a heartbeat!

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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

Very Interesting Place If You Love Space
By Purple Nurple Verified Reviewer from Huron Twp., MI on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Adler Planetarium:

The older telescopes were very interesting to see.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Amazing!
By nickmehul from Eden Prairie,MN on
Pros:
Friendly Environment, Tons Of Things To Learn, Amazing features, Good details
Cons:
no cons,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Adler Planetarium:

This has been a great site along the water edge for years. They have ongoing exhibits, and now feature Apollo 13, among others. Take a look at the layout below for the link of how the building has its exhibits. Admission is $10 for basic and $19 for Galaxy viewing (extra entries) and $23 for the full package. Open generally 10-4 daily and in the museum complex by Grant Park area.

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[0 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

Wonderful experience about planets
By Krish Verified Reviewer from Saint Paul,MN on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Adler Planetarium:

Wonderful experience about planets kids will enjoy the 3D show

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[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

Fantastic and a must in Chicago
By Lawrence Verified Reviewer from Manchester England on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Adler Planetarium:

Absolutely breathtaking, you must do the imex show - it is as though you are there in the stars. By far the best show in chicago.

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[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

A must for space and science enthusiasts
By Bleeps Verified Reviewer from Central Massachusetts on
Pros:
Terrific shows, Exhibits
Best Uses:
Admission plus shows,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Adler Planetarium:

We were offered a choice of several of the day's shows to view, and they offer a wide range of options. We could easily have spent more than just one day here -- there was that much to see and do.

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[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

Suprise! a great place for little ones
By MillersMom from Boston, CA on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Adler Planetarium:

I was pleasantly surprised and how great the children's area was here - and not at all crowded. Almost had the place all to ourselves. Everyone had a good time from our 3 year old to our 8 year old. Spent so much time in the kid's area, actually never saw the rest of the place

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[13 of 14 customers found this review helpful]

a must
By Chicago fan Verified Reviewer from Kansas city, ks on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Adler Planetarium:

A must see... my daughter really enjoy everything about it specially the journey to the stars exhibit... how ever some employees weren't very helpfull guiding you where to go :(

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