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Adler Planetarium

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2489
+1 312-922-7827
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The Adler has a prime location on the lake, but keeps its eyes on the stars.
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Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2489
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+1 312-922-7827
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Walking into the planetarium I expected a lot more. The shows that were being shown were pretty, but very boring to listen to. Everything was pretty informational and that was a great learning experience. The staff had quite an attitude and it felt like I...More

Thank Teona A
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had a great time here - the shows were fantastic, the commentator was brilliant - such a great voice and a really emotive speaker. The exhibits are interesting, lots to see and do. The cafe is ok, great views of the chicago skyline and...More

Thank Tamsin F
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I went in not really sure what to expect, we had the Go Card and it was part of the package, and OH was I surprised! I could have spent hours touring, and sitting in each of the programs they had! We only ended up...More

Thank MDManc
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Yesterday we spent several hours exploring and enjoying this planetarium. Everyone loved the new video presentation! We can't wait to return next time we visit Chicago!

Thank Sally H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family only had two days in Chicago, so we knew we had to spend our time wisely. After considering many museums and the aquarium and reading reviews about them all, our kids (ages 11 and 7) really wanted to visit the planetarium, so we...More

Thank eric s
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is fantastic. Very interactive , the Planetarium shows are informative and visually amazing. There was a lot of people and shows sold out quickly , so planning ahead would be beneficial to ensure you see everything you want.

Thank Natasha N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The few exhibits we did get to see were great. We had a voucher from expidea which the cashier wasn't what to do with !! We had 2 shows included in our voucher the shows were great but we were disappointed that the planetarium closed...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My family took a mini-vacation to the City of Chicago. Adler Planetarium was on the top of our list of places to visit. We purchased the All Access Pass which allowed us to attend two shows of our choice. We chose Skywatch Live & Cosmic...More

1  Thank Rhonda R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

the Planetarium show panders to kids... hard... too... hard. not that I have anything against programming structured for young minds. that's fine. it's when it's obviously pandering that I have a problem. Content that is appropriate for kids should not and does not need to...More

Thank CarlB1980
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

First visit to Adler and it will be the only visit. We did not care for it. Place seemed old and out of date. Old looking exhibits and really not much to see. Maybe ok for families with little kids but thats about it. Overall...More

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465benjaminp
16 April 2018|
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Response from CJB4622 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Northerly Island and Adler Planetrium
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Jennifer M
15 January 2018|
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Response from Catherine C | Reviewed this property |
Not a big cooler but they say bringing a “brown bag lunch” is permissible. It’s in the FAQ section on their website.
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Eoin M
26 September 2017|
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Response from Kay R | Reviewed this property |
Maybe if you read every single plaque, but no, this museum can definitely be seen in less than half a day. it is relatively small. We spent two hours, and that was enough. To be honest, of all the museums in Chicago, this... More
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