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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Went here as part of the Chicago CityPass (which I highly recommend). Was able to see two shows and go on the Historic Atwood Sphere. The "Ninth Planet" show was worth my admission price and time. It was incredible with lots of information, cool graphics, a live narrator and an awesome theater with a screen that took up the whole ceiling. The "Cosmic Wonder" show was good with comfier chairs, but the content was more "look at this close up picture of a far away space thing" which was fine but I didn't retain much from it. The Atwood Sphere had a long line, was kinda cool but don't feel bad if you skip this one. My favorite exhibit was the "Our Solar System" area that gave facts and figures about the planets, space probes and more. The other exhibits were fine. Some of them had a strange layout where there would be a place to stop and read info but it would encourage you to stop in a highly trafficked space causing some congestion. Overall, the shows were a big 👍. The other exhibits were fine but hard to view when crowded.
Great experience! We got discounts for bringing in valid student IDs and paying with a credit card linked to a Chicago zip code. The theatres are great and the cafe isn't bad either! I just wish the parking was easier/less expensive ($35 is too much...).
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.
The planetarium shows were great and worth the experience alone! The shows were educational for adults and kids alike. The museum part was not as interesting for us but still good. Anyone who loves stars and space will enjoy the entire offering of this place!
Great for a 2-3 hour visit. Make sure you see the Planet Nine and Cosmic Wonder shows! Excellent value on the Costco Go Pass.