Adler Planetarium - Chicago

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    5/1/2019 - 3/16/2021Monday - Sunday:09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
  • Departure Details :
    Adler Planetarium, 1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2489
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


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Be transported to the outer reaches of the Universe on a visit to Chicago's Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum, the first planetarium in the United States. Since 1930 the country's oldest planetarium has been delighting audiences with the spectacle of the night sky. Visit The Universe: A Walk Through Space and Time, Atwood Sphere Experience, Shoot for the Moon exhibit and choose from a range of Sky Shows in Grainger Sky Theater, Definiti Space Theater and Johnson Family Star Theater.

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Exhibitions and Experiences:

Experience 60,000 square feet of exhibitions featuring historic collection items about space exploration, science, and technology. Adler staff members are always nearby to answer questions, facilitate hands-on, minds-on activities, and enhance your visit!

MISSION MOON Experience Americas first steps into space and the story of Captain James A Lovell, Jr.

OUR SOLAR SYSTEM Explore the many worldsplanets, moons, dwarf planets, comets, and asteroidsthat orbit the Sun.

PLANET EXPLORERS An out-of-this-world playground for the Adlers littlest explorers (ages 2-8). Climb, crawl, and hunt for objects on the surface of the mysterious Planet X!

TELESCOPES Uncover the extraordinary beauty and technology of some of the worlds most important telescopes.

THE UNIVERSE Visit distant corners of the cosmos and witness how the Universe has evolved.

WHAT IS A PLANET? How do you define a planet? Discover how new approaches and perspectives in science can change how we define worlds near and far. *Temporary exhibition open through Sunday, August 18, 2019.

COMMUNITY DESIGN LAB A place to design, build, test, and explore! Think (and act) like a scientist as you tackle one of our design challenges.

HISTORIC ATWOOD SPHERE Experience the night sky as it appeared in 1913 in Chicagos oldest planetarium.

SPACE VISUALIZATION LAB The SVL is a working laboratory in the museums exhibition space where scientists, technicians, artists, and educators come together to create intuitive ways for visitors to interact with scientific data.

DOANE OBSERVATORY The Doane Observatory houses the largest publicly accessible telescope in the Chicago area. Use it to take a closer look at the planets you know or spot a galaxy trillions of miles away.

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Search for a new ninth planet, take a fast-paced tour of the Solar System, find out how we discovered the incomprehensible vastness of the Universe, get to know the sky above Chicago, and so much more in our immersive sky shows now playing in our state-of-the-art theaters.


AGES 9 & UP Follow Pluto-Killer Mike Brown and his team of scientists at CalTech as they hunt for a planet that may be hiding in plain sight.


AGES 6 & UP Join rookie Space Express tour guide, Jesse, on an unforgettable trip around your cosmic backyard.

ONE WORLD, ONE SKY: BIG BIRDS ADVENTURE AGES 25 Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street!

SKYWATCH LIVE! AGES 12 & UP Explore the spectacular sights of tonights sky in this live show.

IMAGINE the MOON Coming in January 2019!


Choice of 2 shows

Atwood Sphere Experience

Entry/Admission - Adler Planetarium




Adler After Dark

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

The Adler provides assisted listening devices free of charge for guests that may need support hearing shows and presentations in all three theaters on a first-come, first-served basis with photo identification. Guests can learn more and check out the system at either box office.

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infants must sit on laps

Surfaces are wheelchair accessible

Closed captioning of narration at Adler sky shows (except for Skywatch Live!) is available for guests who are deaf or hard of hearing via their personal mobile devices. To access captioning, visit Assistance with this service is available at the box offices or in the theaters.

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 100 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 01-Dec-2017

    Tad bit bit boring!

  • 05-Aug-2017

    This tour was amazing!

  • 22-Apr-2017

    This tour was amazing!

  • 26-Mar-2017

    It's interesting. Some areas are too dark and I feel like needs more light. Incredible star show! Highly recommended to see

  • 26-Nov-2016

    Could not have been easier! No standing in line, just present your voucher and you are in!! We had a delightful day!

  • 15-Oct-2016

    We enjoyed our tour, but were not overwhelmed.

  • 29-Sep-2016

    The Adler Planetarium is a wonderful place to go to learn about our planet and the solar system.
    The theater experiences are excellent. The view from Galileo's Cafe is fantastic in that you look out at the Chicago skyline. Took some family there to visit and it was a wonderful time.

  • 12-Sep-2016

    The Universe just amazes me with how vast it is. We enjoyed the history and where technology has taken us today.

  • 29-Aug-2016

    i loved it!

  • 08-Jul-2016

    Well presented. More suited to family and children.

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