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Adler Planetarium

Closed Now: 09:30 - 16:00
Open today: 09:30 - 16:00
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
from US$34,95*
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
from US$34,95*
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  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“solar system”(78 reviews)
“atwood sphere”(42 reviews)
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
1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2489
South Loop
+1 312-922-7827
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love the sensations of watching a planetarium show. We saw 2 here. The first the Chicago sky was good and the second ‘Planet Nine’ was super good. The other exhibits around the shows were interesting too... loved the planets section and the telescopes. A...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We paid for entrance with 1 planetarium show. There are so many interesting displays you could easily spend most of a day here if you read everything. The sky at night show talks you through what you can expect to see here in Chicago that...More

Thank Sarah E
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There is so much to see in the Adler Planetarium! We use the Citypass, which makes it well worth it. I don't know that I would have gone paying without a discount. The planetarium sits on Lake Michigan and the views are amazing! The building...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a nice time at the planetarium - highlight/must see are the films they show. But other than that it wasn't as engaging as the many other sights available in Chicago. You don't need to commit much time there but given the price, maybe...More

Thank JohnS1001
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m not sure what we expected exactly but it wasn’t what we found at the Planetarium. The girl on the front desk was short and acted like she couldn’t be bothered. The majority of the exhibits looked old and dated, some didn’t work and most...More

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love space and its exploration. I really love learning about the stars, planets, and all other stellar phenomena. The planetarium was very educational and relevant. I would highly recommend adding this attraction to your travel itinerary. I loved the two shows Planet Nine and...More

Thank Danielle W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my young boys (8 & 6) to the Planetarium in hopes for a fun educational experience, but I felt this was way above there level (without having an area that caters to them). A lot of the exhibits required reading instead of being...More

Thank Divette15
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This isn't my strong suit but for what it is it really is great. The kids love it and it is educational as well as entertaining.

Thank Robert E
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wasn't sure how much my boys would enjoy it here (aged 8,6 and 2) but it was fantastic!! They actually sat through 2 movies and were really into all the science behind everything. They have a play area to end the day and they...More

1  Thank Jacqui M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Modern, Facinating exhibits, lovely City Views and great discussion of Asteroids by staff of Adler. Great place to come for families with an interest in Space.

Thank Carolyn M
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South Loop
This downtown neighborhood offers a variety of
activities ranging from cultural to sporting. If you
happen to visit during football season, you may bump
into a boisterous few fans on their way to a Bears
game on the southernmost tip of South Loop. On the
flip side, Museum Campus offers cultural and
educational experiences in its planetarium, museum and
aquarium, all situated along the lakefront. Grant Park
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15 September 2018|
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Response from John S | 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 !!
16 April 2018|
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Response from CJB4622 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Northerly Island and Adler Planetrium