On rare occasions this attraction closes early due to private functions outside of the control of the Go Chicago® Card.
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 admission includes all exhibitions and experiences including the historic Atwood Sphere—an interactive tour of the Chicago night sky in 1913, and your choice of two shows including the Adler's newest sky show, Imagine the Moon. 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 access to all exhibitions and experiences including the historic Atwood Sphere and our Space Visualization Lab. You'll also have access to two shows of your choice!
Daily, 9AM – 4PM
Hours vary during certain times of the year, so visit adlerplanetarium.org prior to your visit for the most up-to-date information.
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.
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.