Adler Planetarium

Adler Planetarium

Planetarium and Science Museum · Central Chicago
1300 S Lake Shore Dr (at Solidarity Dr), Chicago, IL 60605, United States
Closed until 9:30 AM (Show more)
  • Mon–Sun
    • 9:30 AM–6:00 PM
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America's First Planetarium


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    Marilina B.
    "The city view, the states and the park by the water is great."(4 Tips)
    T C.
    "free admission Tuesdays for IL residents."(3 Tips)
    "Skip the deep space adventure if you want to learn, ANYTHING."(4 Tips)
    Crystal W.
    "Yelp Check-In Deal: 1 free "sweet treat" in Galileo's Cafe."(3 Tips)
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  • Mariel A.

    Amazing to take the kids

    Mariel Aceves · 1 week ago
  • Will S.

    Very interesting place with great people, the staff will blow your mind with their knowledge! Used the CityPass deal, good value for money!

    Will St Martin · 1 week ago
  • Lauren B.

    Very knowledgable staff

    Lauren Bacon · 2 weeks ago
  • Juan R.

    La astronomía siempre es muy interesante!

    Juan RM · 2 weeks ago
  • Jonathan F.

    Catch every show when you buy your tickets. Their exhibitions on their own are great, but the shows in the theaters are beyond amazing.

    Jonathan Ferrera · September 8
  • Bulent A.

    Must see place..

    Bulent Adalar · August 11
  • Marilina B.

    There are so many interesting things to see here. The city view, the states and the park by the water is great.

    Marilina Bedros · August 10
  • Paula F.

    It's nice, but the best part is the Skyline view that you have from the Galileo Caffee.

    Paula Freire · July 29
  • Elif U.

    Great experience both for adults and children.

    Elif Uzuner · July 29
  • Jessica W.

    Had so much fun here. Lots of hands on activities and the dome theater was awesome.

    Jessica Weiss · June 30
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  • Mike B.

    Gemini 12 capsule is here!

    Mike Brownstein · June 3
  • Martin C.

    Bring your glasses

    Martin Cuellar · May 10
  • 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 · April 23
  • Lola A.

    A lot of Interesting information, but a boring place

    Lola A. · April 5
  • Michael D.

    Нормально побеситься ребенку. Сам планетарий средний.

    Michael Dziadzko · March 31
  • 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
  • Sandra C.


    Sandra Ceballos · February 26
  • 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
  • Marcus A.

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

  • Paulo H.

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

    Paulo Henrique · February 1
  • davelewand

    great views of the skyline from Adler

    davelewand · November 27, 2014
  • Yaqoob A.

    Very nice overall and specifically for planets freaks

    Yaqoob Alobaidli · November 12, 2014
  • Miguel R.

    Great Museum!, Nice graphic design :)

    Miguel Rios · October 3, 2014
  • T C.

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

    T Callahan · September 26, 2014
  • Pam

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

    Pam · September 19, 2014
  • Aracely C.

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

    Aracely Contreras · September 18, 2014
  • Mark

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

    Mark · September 14, 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • Anamaria H.

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

    Anamaria Hernandez · September 1, 2014
  • James C.

    Get the city pass to do all the museums.

    James C · August 22, 2014
  • 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
  • Hardik D.

    Telescopes and view of the city !

    Hardik Devani · August 18, 2014
  • Willian O.

    As atrações nos cinemas são as melhores.

    Willian Oliveira · August 11, 2014
  • Anatoly T.

    Развлечения для детей в планетарии были хорошими

    Anatoly Tsapenko · July 30, 2014
  • Anatoly T.

    Развлечения для детей в планетарии

    Anatoly Tsapenko · July 30, 2014
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 Demirci · June 8, 2014
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    Joseph K · May 27, 2014
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    Joseph K · May 27, 2014
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    Joseph K · May 27, 2014
  • 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
  • Crystal W.

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

    Crystal Warner · February 15, 2014
  • Alexander V.

    Fantastic the theater !!!

    Alexander Vargas · January 16, 2014
  • Fabio C.

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

    Fabio Carvalho · December 22, 2013
  • 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
  • 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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