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Adler Planeterium
Adler Planeterium at Illinois

Chicago Adler Planetarium (3 mi)

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, Illinois, 60605
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Before you go

America's First Planetarium

Explore our universe in a whole new way at this family friendly science center that offers hands-on, interactive fun for visitors of all ages. Enjoy a variety of exciting sky shows in three separate theaters. Discover the history of star gazing at the Astronomy in Culture Exhibit. Wander through the giant Solar System display. Run and play in the Planet Explorers area. Learn more about the stars at lectures and workshops. And pick up souvenirs of your visit at the Adler Store.



General admission is $12 adults, $10 seniors (65 ) and students, and $8 children (3-11). Children under age 3 enter free.


Open Monday-Friday from 9:30am-4pm; Saturday-Sunday from 9:30am-4:30pm. 


  • Adler After Dark
  • Astro-science workshops
  • Astronomy lectures


  • Sky shows
  • History exhibits
  • Hands-on activities
  • Planet Explorers play area
  • Cafe Galileos
  • Adler Store


  • When is planetarium admission free?

    Bank of America cardholders enjoy free admission on the first weekend of each month. Illinois residents with valid ID enjoy free admission several times per year. Other visitors can enjoy free admission to the Adler Planetarium and other Chicago attractions free with the purchase of a Go Chicago Card.
  • What sort of admission discounts dor they offer?

    Seniors (65 ) and students receive $2 off the regular, basic and all-access admission prices. Illinois teachers (pre-K through 12) and active military members receive discounted admission with valid ID.

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