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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

Brief description:

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.

A trip to Adler Planetarium is the perfect way to combine learning with fun and interactive exhibits. You’ll travel the whole universe and back, all in one place.

What your Adler Planetarium ticket includes:

Your Adler Planetarium tickets include Anytime All-Access Admission with VIP entry to the planetarium. You’ll also have access to the planetarium shows of your choice!

Exhibition highlights:

  • What is a Planet? Learn what makes a planet, a plant. Find out the importance of the great Pluto debate and why it was declassified.
  • Mission Moon Experience America’s first steps on the moon through the eyes of Captain Lovell and his family.
  • Our Solar System Touch a piece of mars and compare your footprint to the ones left on the moon. You can even make your own mini crater.
  • A Walk Through Space and Time Journey through the galaxy from start to finish. Investigate the mystery of 9 billion light years of history.
  • Planet Explorers The perfect place to take the kids! This junior space adventure allows them to discover the world of outer space in ways they can understand.
The Go Chicago Card is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Your pass includes Adler Planetarium tickets, plus admission to dozens more 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

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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