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Chicago - 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.


Sumy Guzman

Friday, March 9, 2018
Great experience visiting the planetarium! You even get to touch a moon rock! There are exhibits that cost an addition from your entrance ticket but are well worth the price if you are interested in astronomy. Check out their website for current exhibits, events, and schedules before planning your visit. Tip: Wear comfortable shoes. There's a restaurant with a beautiful view of Lake Michigan that's worth eating at for the experience. If you plan to see a solar eclipse in the near future, buy your eclipse glasses DIRECTLY from the planetarium, available at the gift shop. You risk buying fakes online as many people did with the solar eclipse last year.

Mamata Das

Saturday, May 5, 2018
A planetarium which hosts a series of shows on solar system, universe etc. which are extremely inspirational and attractive to watch and help you to know about astronomy. The planetarium beautifully captures the whole Apollo journey series , ancient astronomical gadgets, life of astronomers in space. There is a nice collection of ancient telescopes that depict the evolution of telescopes with time.


Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018
It was a fun experience. The exhibits were informative. They had stuff for kids too. The staff was kind and helpful. It is a like standard planetarium except a good sky show called the ninth planet. There should guides for adults in each section. The fees that is shown online is more than what you pay at actual counter( for all day all access pass). Overall I thought they could either add more sections and more guides.

Alabama Zephyr

Sunday, April 22, 2018
The one star is for the show which was well done by the narrator and informative. Other than that there is nothing to see here really as an adult. Good play spot for kids, but a park would be cheaper. Waste of money for an adult..if you bought CityPass you probably want to do the art museum option instead as i walked by there and the gardens alone outside look pretty impressive.

G Kim

Monday, April 2, 2018
For $12 it’s a pretty cool experience and great place to take kids or anyone else interested in space. They have quite a few interactive activities, helpful staff, and stunning views of the skyline! There were various exhibits on the planets, the moon landing, the creation of the universe, etc. However, many of the shows and additional activities do require the purchase of separate tickets once inside the planetarium.

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