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Adler Planetarium

1300 South Lake Shore Drive


The mission of the Adler Planetarium is to inspire exploration and understanding of our Universe.


 - An engaging, user-friendly museum serving diverse audiences.

 - Excitement and curiosity about space science and space exploration.

 - Programs based on credible science and educational research.

 - Well-managed collections.

 - Adherence to results-oriented planning.

 - A professional work environment and highly motivated, diverse staff.

 - Long-term financial stability and the economic viability of our endeavors.


Diana Chen

Monday, Aug. 13, 2018
Inspiring to think about the Universe and our understanding of it so far. There are many interactive areas that will entertain the kids. We saw two shows. The first was about traveling through our solar system in 2096 which was an entertaining story. The second was about searching for planet nine which had a documentary style, soothing narration, and interstellar darkness that put some of the audience to sleep!

Vanessa Navejas

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
This place is awesome the staff is very friendly and helpful. They put on some really good star shows. My son had a blast, we only went to 3 shows but cant wait to go back to check out more. They also have a neat play area for little kids, it is really neat especially if you need to rest from walking around and your kids wants to play. The gift shop is pretty neat and have some pretty cool selections.

Greg Sparling

Saturday, July 7, 2018
Great place to spend a day with the family. Not sure I would go with no kids. Highly recommend that if your thinking about coming back that your upgrade to the family membership. Your kids can bring in friends with them for free plus two adults. You also get access to unlimited videos (2 shows at a time). Food is reasonable priced (see photo of menu) and if you buy a membership be sure to ask for the free cookie coupon along with your 10% discount on the restaurant food.

Ryan Smith

Monday, July 16, 2018
This is a fantastic place to spend time with the family. The domed theater provides and awesome and inspiring time. The interactive exhibits and the variety of exhibits provides fun for all ages. The Historic Atwood Sphere is a great walk back in time and is worth the visit. Overall the facility os clean and large enough that even when it is crowded there is still enough room to move around and see everything.

Vivien E

Sunday, Aug. 12, 2018
What an outstanding experience for the price. You should definitely get the all access and watch as many shows as you can. Both theaters are dome style and the shows are top notch! Highly recommend!

Adler Planetarium is not affiliated with AmericanTowns Media