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Adler Planetarium

Adler Planetarium

Planetarium and Science Museum
  • Louis K.
    "daytime to use telescopes to look at the sun!"(4 Tips)
    Marilina B.
    "The city view, the states and the park by the water is great."(4 Tips)
    Mary G.
    "Check beforehand to see which Thursday is free admission."(3 Tips)
    "Skip the deep space adventure if you want to learn, ANYTHING."(4 Tips)
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  • planetarium
  • museums
  • telescope
  • free admission
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  • Elizabeth Eva L.
    Current Planet Nine show is a must-see. Latest research in an accessible and visually gripping format.
  • Michael D.
    Michael Dorsey3 weeks ago
    Busy spot for tourists. Interesting displays and awesome view of skyline.
  • Mohammedali G.
    Nothing is so great here. Dont waste your money and time. Everything is subnormal and nothing that you would miss. You can probably try watching the skyline live show.
  • Pepita G.
    Loved the show and has lots of exhibits
  • Diana S.
    Amazing place!
  • Amanda
    AmandaMay 19
    Free Museum Days - Best Free Activities according to
  • Aidan A.
    Run from my home to Adler's every sunday, so its my hangout place on weekends. I love the view of the whole skyline from here.
  • Natalie V.
    Cool space exhibits. Not huge so takes about 2 hours to get through if you don't do any of the movies.
  • Maike P.
    Must-visit in chi town !!! Sth really geeky is explained in a straight and cool way so everybody loves our suns and planets afterwards! It was great ! Staff is more than friendly !
  • Louis K.
    What's not to love! Come during the daytime to use telescopes to look at the sun! Learn about science.
  • Liz B.
    Liz BMarch 21
    Incredible place to visit! You will also get a beautiful view of the Chicago Skyline!
  • Robert L.
    Robert LandFebruary 12
    Get the membership. It's well worth it.
  • Samantha L.
    Samantha LeeFebruary 4
    Fun planetarium. Try to show up early so you can catch all the shows.
  • José Luis G.
    So so, below my expectations
  • Keith S.
    Keith SmileyDecember 17, 2015
    Be sure to checkout the Atwood Sphere where you can see what the Chicago night sky looked like in 1913.
  • Scott Kleinberg
    Scott KleinbergDecember 17, 2015
    Adler After Dark is the best way to tour the planetarium hands down. The sky's the limit here (see what I did there?)
  • Russ S.
    Russ SandlerOctober 23, 2015
    Incredible view of the skyline. Worth it just for that.
  • Allison K.
    Allison KaminskiOctober 15, 2015
    Awesome scenic view of the city!!! Great museum as well
  • Mariel A.
    Mariel AcevesSeptember 28, 2015
    Amazing to take the kids
  • Will S.
    Will St MartinSeptember 27, 2015
    Very interesting place with great people, the staff will blow your mind with their knowledge! Used the CityPass deal, good value for money!
  • Lauren B.
    Lauren BaconSeptember 22, 2015
    Very knowledgable staff
  • Jonathan F.
    Jonathan FerreraSeptember 8, 2015
    Catch every show when you buy your tickets. Their exhibitions on their own are great, but the shows in the theaters are beyond amazing.
  • Bulent A.
    Bulent AdalarAugust 11, 2015
    Must see place..
  • Marilina B.
    Marilina BedrosAugust 10, 2015
    There are so many interesting things to see here. The city view, the states and the park by the water is great.
  • Paula F.
    Paula FreireJuly 29, 2015
    It's nice, but the best part is the Skyline view that you have from the Galileo Caffee.
  • Elif U.
    Elif UzunerJuly 29, 2015
    Great experience both for adults and children.
  • Jessica W.
    Jessica WeissJune 30, 2015
    Had so much fun here. Lots of hands on activities and the dome theater was awesome.
  • Margarita G.
    Margarita GonzalezJune 21, 2015
  • Mike B.
    Mike BrownsteinJune 3, 2015
    Gemini 12 capsule is here!
  • Martin C.
    Martin CuellarMay 10, 2015
    Bring your glasses
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistApril 23, 2015
    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
    Upvoted 3 weeks ago
  • Lola A.
    Lola A.April 5, 2015
    A lot of Interesting information, but a boring place
  • Lenny A.
    Lenny AnkireddiMarch 30, 2015
    Plan what shows you want to see in advance. Most are back to back and may not be easy to catch without prior planning.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongFebruary 17, 2015
    The view of Chicago from Adler is nice. The planetarium felt like walking through a bunch of poster boards with too much information.
  • Paulo H.
    Paulo HenriqueFebruary 1, 2015
    Boring... No more to say! I wish they have more things to see.
  • davelewand
    davelewandNovember 27, 2014
    great views of the skyline from Adler
  • Yaqoob A.
    Yaqoob AlobaidliNovember 12, 2014
    Very nice overall and specifically for planets freaks
  • Miguel R.
    Miguel RiosOctober 3, 2014
    Great Museum!, Nice graphic design :)
  • T C.
    T CallahanSeptember 26, 2014
    Ride a Divvy here with friends for free admission Tuesdays for IL residents.
  • Pam
    PamSeptember 19, 2014
    Adler After Dark is a great way to visit the planetarium.
  • Mark
    MarkSeptember 14, 2014
    Awesome place to take the family. Pretty good for the kids and not too expensive. Free for teachers.
  • Mark W.
    Mark WongSeptember 5, 2014
    The exhibits aren't anything special; however, the planetarium and the shows are amazing! Also, best view of the city skyline.
  • Daniel K.
    Daniel KemperSeptember 3, 2014
    See the oldest planetarium of the world. Outside there is a great view on the skyline of Windy City!
  • Anamaria H.
    Anamaria HernandezSeptember 1, 2014
    Walk around the planetarium and sit on the steps in the back. It's super peaceful!
  • James C.
    James CAugust 22, 2014
    Get the city pass to do all the museums.
  • Andrea C.
    Andrea CAugust 19, 2014
    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.
  • Hardik D.
    Hardik DevaniAugust 18, 2014
    Telescopes and view of the city !
  • Mindy
    MindyJuly 25, 2014
    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.
  • Tony W.
    Tony WebsterJuly 8, 2014
    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.
  • Edward E.
    Edward ElchicoJuly 6, 2014
    Show a Bank of America card and you get general admission for free!!
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