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Adler Planetarium: Tours & Tickets

Closed Now: 09:00 - 16:00
Open today: 09:00 - 16:00
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The Adler Planetarium connects people to the Universe and each other. Whether it is introducing a guest to the Ring Nebula, a neighborhood school to a community partner, a research team to an army of citizen scientists, or one staff member to...more
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2489
South Loop
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Security person was screaming to put wrist band on after we had said it fell apart opening it. Then he said he would kick us out. The whole planetarium is a big scam

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank MatthewCwy
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a great half day out, make sure you book the shows, planet nine was a great experience - do not miss out!

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank P8536QGchrisr
Reviewed 2 days ago

My family spent a few hours at the Adler Planetarium during a recent visit to Chicago. We found the planetarium to be informative as well as an interesting place to visit. We went late in the day on a Saturday afternoon, so fortunately the place...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Rubicon_Johnny
Reviewed 4 days ago

We recently visited Chicago and i was excited because i don't recall ever going to a planetarium before. We visited the Adler on 10/08/2019 around 10:30- 11 AM. We got some great photos of the skyline out by the bank, and even dipped our feet...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank KrisFarley
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love the walk to the Planetarium, the views around there, and the approach to such an impressive building. My mother and I arrived early, which was a blessing as the place became overrun with school children very quickly. Upon entering the 1st exhibit is...More

Thank AnthonyDB
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good opportunity to see an impressive view of the skyline of Chicago City and yes of course the planetarium wow very interesting for all age , children, younger and adults the astrology for most all race have been very important to discover our earth....More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank alejandrov641
Reviewed 1 week ago

Away from the city centre you can locate the Adler planetarium, its a marvellous design of a building with fantastic views of the Chicago skyline that are worth the trip out to it if nothing else, and interesting place to visit.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank TeamWard
AdlerPlanet, General Manager at Adler Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for this STELLAR review. Keep looking up :).

Reviewed 1 week ago

I really didn't know what to expect so I couldn't be disappointed. Yes, there is quite a lot about manned space flights but this is what really fascinates people. It amazes me that you can find so many people that are willing to be blasted...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank hunslet49
AdlerPlanet, General Manager at Adler Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the awesome review. It sounds like you got a chance to check out our Gemini 12 spacecraft! Glad you enjoyed learning about space travel at the Adler. Keep looking up :).

Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived around noon but still had a good chance to view a couple shows and tour the building before closing (which at 4pm seems a bit early for a planetarium). The Jim Lovell exhibit was interesting and it was neat for my grandson to...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank John S
AdlerPlanet, General Manager at Adler Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for this lovely review and feedback! We're so happy that you enjoyed our Mission Moon exhibit—it's one of our favorites as well. Keep looking up :).

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much has been learned about space in the last twenty years, but you won't find it here. Instead the focus is on manned space flights over half a century ago. There are some fun interactive exhibits for children, including see yourself on infrared and...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Traveler133
AdlerPlanet, General Manager at Adler Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review and feedback! We agree with you about the importance of having new and current exhibits, which is why the Adler is currently constructing a brand new exhibit that is set to open in late-November! This exhibit will be a celebration...More

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19 July 2019|
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Response from ridge83elcamino | Reviewed this property |
I think they stamp your hand for reentry
Dina M
15 September 2018|
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Response from johnhayes02 | Reviewed this property |
I’d go weekday, but being a major museum in a major city, there are no guarantees.
Heather W
28 May 2018|
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Response from vlowe1984 | Reviewed this property |
Yep just ushered us out of a side door !!