The Adler Planetarium—America’s First Planetarium—is more than a museum; it is a laboratory, a classroom and a community. Each year, over 570,000 people experience the museum’s interactive exhibitions, live planetarium shows, hands-on, minds-on STEM education programs and world-class collections. Founded in 1930 by Chicago business leader Max Adler, the Adler Planetarium is a recognized leader in public engagement. The museum’s scientists, historians and educators continue to inspire the next generation of explorers.

Space is freaking awesome

Exploding stars, diamond planets and black holes…there’s no way around it, space is mind-blowingly, fantastically awesome. Pique your curiosity all week long with a special sky show, special exhibitions, stories under the stars, and discussions about all things space related.

Discounts & Deals

25% off any admission package*

20% off Individual, Individual Plus, and Family Memberships*

*Offer valid for Illinois residents only with valid ID from January 18-26, 2018

Special events & Exhibits

Come see a sky show such as Cosmic Wonder or Skywatch Live in the newly renovated Definiti Theater where your viewing experience will be on a whole other level. (Available with an upgrade to an All Access Pass)

Meet real scientists and experience some of the latest visualizations of the Universe’s most recent discoveries in our Space Visualization Lab.

Design. Build. Test. Explore! Think (and act) like a scientist as you tackle one of our daily design challenges.

All Museum Week activities are included with General Admission unless otherwise noted.

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$12 adults
$10 seniors/students
$8 children (3 to 11)

Chicago residents receive $2 off adult general admission and $3 off child general admission

Illinois teachers (pre-K through 12) and active military personnel receive free general admission with proper identification

Free for children 2 and under

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Monday to Sunday
9:30 AM to 4:00 PM


1300 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
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