Adler Planetarium

Adler Planetarium

Planetarium and Science Museum
1300 S Lake Shore Dr (at Solidarity Dr), Chicago, IL 60605, United States
Hours:
Open until 6:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:30 AM–6:00 PM
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Wi-Fi:
Yes

The Adler Planetarium was founded in 1930 by Chicago business leader Max Adler. The museum is home to three full-size theaters, extensive space science exhibitions, and one of the world's most important antique astronomical instrument collections on display. www.facebook.com/a... (See all)

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  • Chicagoist

    The Adler is every nerd-at-heart's paradise. See a show in the Sky Theater, a massive domed viewing screen where you look up and feel a rush as you travel through the stars. Read more

    Chicagoist · 4 days ago
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  • Lola A.

    A lot of Interesting information, but a boring place

    Lola A. · 3 weeks ago
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  • Michael D.

    Нормально побеситься ребенку. Сам планетарий средний.

    Michael Dziadzko · 3 weeks ago
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  • Lenny A.

    Plan what shows you want to see in advance. Most are back to back and may not be easy to catch without prior planning.

    Lenny Ankireddi · March 30
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  • Sandra C.

    Interesante

    Sandra Ceballos · February 26
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  • Kelly W.

    The view of Chicago from Adler is nice. The planetarium felt like walking through a bunch of poster boards with too much information.

    Kelly Wong · February 17
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  • Marcus A.

    Os filmes são bons! Mas dá um pouco do sono...rss

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  • Paulo H.

    Boring... No more to say! I wish they have more things to see.

    Paulo Henrique · February 1
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  • davelewand

    great views of the skyline from Adler

    davelewand · November 27, 2014
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  • Yaqoob A.

    Very nice overall and specifically for planets freaks

    Yaqoob Alobaidli · November 12, 2014
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  • Miguel R.

    Great Museum!, Nice graphic design :)

    Miguel Rios · October 3, 2014
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  • T C.

    Ride a Divvy here with friends for free admission Tuesdays for IL residents.

    T Callahan · September 26, 2014
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  • Pam

    Adler After Dark is a great way to visit the planetarium.

    Pam · September 19, 2014
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  • Aracely C.

    Con el citypass tienes un show gratis. Increíble lugar, muy interactivo.

    Aracely Contreras · September 18, 2014
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  • Mark

    Awesome place to take the family. Pretty good for the kids and not too expensive. Free for teachers.

    Mark · September 14, 2014
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  • Mark W.

    The exhibits aren't anything special; however, the planetarium and the shows are amazing! Also, best view of the city skyline.

    Mark Wong · September 5, 2014
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  • Daniel K.

    See the oldest planetarium of the world. Outside there is a great view on the skyline of Windy City!

    Daniel Kemper · September 3, 2014
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  • Anamaria H.

    Walk around the planetarium and sit on the steps in the back. It's super peaceful!

    Anamaria Hernandez · September 1, 2014
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  • James C.

    Get the city pass to do all the museums.

    James C · August 22, 2014
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  • Andrea C.

    Best view of the city is from the steps. Get here early to beat the afternoon crowds. The aquarium and Field Museum are a short bus ride away.

    Andrea C · August 19, 2014
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  • Hardik D.

    Telescopes and view of the city !

    Hardik Devani · August 18, 2014
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  • Willian O.

    As atrações nos cinemas são as melhores.

    Willian Oliveira · August 11, 2014
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  • Anatoly T.

    Развлечения для детей в планетарии были хорошими

    Anatoly Tsapenko · July 30, 2014
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  • Anatoly T.

    Развлечения для детей в планетарии

    Anatoly Tsapenko · July 30, 2014
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  • Mindy

    Great view of Chicago skyline and Navy Pier. Love the variety of meteorites and old telescopes on display. High recommend Cosmic Wonder show in Sky Grainger theater.

    Mindy · July 25, 2014
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  • Tony W.

    On the side of the planetarium is the best view of the Chicago skyline that there is. It's absolutely beautiful for photos at sunset, and a good spot for a picnic.

    Tony Webster · July 8, 2014
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  • Edward E.

    Show a Bank of America card and you get general admission for free!!

    Edward Elchico · July 6, 2014
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  • Hakkı D.

    great!!!!!!

    Hakkı Demirci · June 8, 2014
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  • Joseph K.

    http://www.citypass.com/chicago/adler-planetarium

    Joseph K · May 27, 2014
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  • Joseph K.

    http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adler_Planetarium

    Joseph K · May 27, 2014
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  • Joseph K.

    http://www.adlerplanetarium.org/

    Joseph K · May 27, 2014
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  • Paul A.

    If you are a fan of astronomy - this is a great place to visit. Lots of great multi-media presentations and use of Tablet and touchscreen technology. Just wish for more complex themes like Blackholes.

    Paul Alfred · April 29, 2014
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  • Crystal W.

    Yelp Check-In Deal: 1 free "sweet treat" in Galileo's Cafe.

    Crystal Warner · February 15, 2014
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  • Alexander V.

    Fantastic the theater !!!

    Alexander Vargas · January 16, 2014
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  • Fabio C.

    One of the best Chicago skyline views in the entire city! Go to the cafeteria and enjoy!

    Fabio Carvalho · December 22, 2013
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  • Erik R.

    Fascinating displays of the universe, look for the interactive display walls just past the admission room. Well worth catching a show at the Grainger Theater!

    Erik Rowley · December 19, 2013
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  • Catriona H.

    From just outside the entrance you get a fantastic view of the Chicago skyline.

    Catriona Hunter · November 21, 2013
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  • Tempera K.

    Beautiful place to watch the sunrise!

    Tempera Kendall · November 5, 2013
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  • Aaron B.

    Not sure why main shows aren't included with city pass. That's pretty much all there is to do here.

    Aaron Biebert · October 26, 2013
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  • Let's Go Road Trippin

    Oldest Planetarium in the US. Just outside, you will get one of the best pictures of the Chicago Skyline!

    Let's Go Road Trippin · October 23, 2013
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  • Jean-Mi L.

    Check the opening hours twice before you go !

    Jean-Mi Lamotte · September 29, 2013
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  • Michael B.

    Need to check it out if your looking for a unique place to hold a wedding or event.

    Michael Brock-Alexander · August 19, 2013
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  • Ruth M.

    I liked the exhibitions more than the shows. Astronomy and Culture was one of the best in there. I am not sure why some people say that this place is lame, probably they don't stop to read and learn..

    Ruth Madrigal · August 18, 2013
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  • Fabian V.

    En la luna la vida es más sabrosa.

    Fabian Vargas · August 3, 2013
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  • Emily M.

    Great shows like night sky live if you want to learn more about constellations in the night sky (like the swab from swan lake!)

    Emily Mitchell · July 18, 2013
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  • Mustafa U.

    Chicago ' un en guzel yeri. Kimsenin bilmediği saklı bir güzellik. The greatest place of Chicago. Don't miss it !

    Mustafa ULAŞ · June 18, 2013
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  • Sarah R.

    Check the website for hours of operation - usually open until 6pm not 4

    Sarah Rodeghero · June 6, 2013
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  • Sarah R.

    Listen to the presentations available & ask questions for a fun & highly educational learning experience. Don't miss the grainger sky theater either!!

    Sarah Rodeghero · June 6, 2013
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  • Jackie H.

    This place is lame, skip it

    Jackie Heilweil · May 28, 2013
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  • HRH S.

    Best view of rising planets & Sunsets when the Moor rises awesome

    HRH SAR · April 21, 2013
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