• Phone: +1-3129227827
  • Ticket Price: 12 USD
  • Time Required: 02:30 Hrs
  • Timing: 09:30 am - 04:30 pm

    Monday to Friday

    09:30 am - 04:00 pm

    Saturday, Sunday

    09:30 am - 04:30 pm


    09:30 am - 01:00 pm
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    Address: Museum Campus, 1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605, United States Show on map

About Adler Planetarium, Chicago

Situated within an architecturally stunning building, the Adler Planetarium’s mission is to “inspire exploration and understanding of our Universe”. Boasting of an annual footfall of over 550,000, the planetarium has on display interactive displays. It also has live planetarium shows that are a must see for everybody who visits the place.

Trivia: Opened in the year 1930, did you know that the Adler Planetarium was the first planetarium in the western hemisphere?

If you are a space nerd, then there is a place in Chicago which will treat you to the fullest. The Adler Planetarium is a place which will help you in knowing the hidden facts of the universe. The best way to to explore Adler Planetarium is by booking Adler Planetarium tickets, well in advance. You can buy the Adler Planetarium tickets from the ticket counter if it is not possible for you to do the advance booking. Moreover, in order to explore this attraction in a great manner, you can also book the tickets for Adler Planetarium tours. Moreover, if you’re looking for a detailed tour, then you can anytime buy the Adler Planetarium tour tickets.

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Adler Planetarium Information

  • The Adler Planetarium's wheelchair accessible entrance is located at the South Box Office.

Adler Planetarium Tickets Prices

General admission:

  • Adults: USD 12
  • Children: USD 8

Basic Pass:

  • Adults: USD 24.95
  • Children: USD 19.95

Anytime All Access Pass:

  • Adults: USD 34.95
  • Children: USD 29.95

Adler Planetarium Opening and Closing Hours

  • The planetarium is open for extended hours during Spring break. Please check the official website for the same.

How To Get To Adler Planetarium by Public Transport

  • Solidarity Dr and Planetarium bus stop

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  • One of the better planetariums I've been to. The staff were incredibly friendly. As a solo traveler I enjoyed their conversation, interaction and fun questions. I enjoyed the Cosmos show, especially that they had a real person narrating for us, rather than all automated voice. Overall, this was a great place to explore with lots of fun and interactive exhibits. The price was a good deal for everything included.

  • Do not go here by any means unless you want astronauts to puke all over you or want to risk getting infected by parasitic aliens disguised as garbage cans. I came here on May 25 after my most terrifying experience at Water Tower Place. I regret the decision, of course. First, when I got my ticket and went in, I went to the star-gazing attraction. When I was in there, a crowd of astronauts flooded into the room and promptly vomited all over me. I have no idea what a bunch of astronauts were doing at the planetarium or why they puked on me, but it happened. They all apologized profusely, and then left the room making crow noises like half of everything in the city. I spent 10 minutes in the bathroom wiping red spaceman vomit off of me. Then when I was walking around the place trying to forget that strange occurrence, the smell an unfortunate constant reminder, I noticed one of the garbage cans moving around in the corner of my eye, then another. They stopped as soon as I looked in their direction, but then I witnessed one of the trash cans use a small tentacle to latch onto a man and pull him toward it. The creature then inserted another tentacle into the man's right ear, and then his eyes turned completely white before he walked away, movements stilted like a zombie. I asked one of the staff members about this, but he just nodded his head and told me that these aliens have been here for years, and they prefer taking the shape of trash cans. They occasionally turn people into zombie-like hosts, but the effect wears off after 5 days, and you can avoid them by simply acknowledging every trash can you see. No explanation as to WHY these things were allowed to linger and do this, but he assured me the police were complacent about it. I decided to leave before I had the chance to get infected, and being paranoid of the trash cans constantly distracted me from everything else, so I couldn't enjoy myself. One more Chicago staple to avoid.

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  • We really enjoyed this place. A lot of informative exhibits and interactive experiences. Kids will really enjoy it and have a great time while learning something too. Also a cute area for toddlers and smaller kids. I would definitely say split your day between here and Shedd if you can. You'll enjoy both.

  • Not exactly the most exciting place, but it's a really great visit to enjoy some time out with the family, or to go on a date if you're into space. Relatively inexpensive, and the staff is very warm and welcoming as well. Definitely a must visit if you're here in Chicago (Along with all the other museums and big attractions!) Overall a really enjoyable place. You can also get stars named after people (an excellent birthday gift or a good gift to a someone with a really unique name)

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  • Such a great fun place to go visit! It is small but totally worth the visit. Very educational and just damn cool.

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