Adler Planetarium

1300 S. Lake Shore Dr.
Chicago, IL 60605- Map It
(312) 922-7827

AAA Editor Notes

Adler Planetarium is just e. of Lake Shore Dr. (US 41) at 1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. Located on Chicago's lakefront the planetarium features exhibitions, sky and space shows and is home to three full-size theaters: the all-digital projection Definiti Space Theater, the technologically advanced Grainger Sky Theater and the 3-D Samuel C. Johnson Family Star Theater. The Planet Explorers exhibit allows families with young children to take the helm in a modern-day space mission. The Atwood Experience includes the Atwood Sphere that puts the stars in motion as a guide takes viewers through different constellations. The Universe: A Walk through Space and Time transports visitors to the distant corners of the universe to witness how it evolved. The exhibition Mission Moon highlights human stories of space exploration and features the restored Gemini 12 spacecraft and the Capt. James A. Lovell, Jr. collection of personal space-related items. The interactive Moon Wall allows visitors to fly over the lunar surface and explore up-to-date images from the moon's surface. Temporary exhibits also are offered. Guided tours are available by appointment. Guided tours are available. Food is available. Time: Allow 2 hours minimum.
All Access Pass (includes general admission, exhibitions, shows and the Atwood Experience) $29.95; $27.95 (ages 65+ and students with ID); $24.95 (ages 3-11). General admission (not including shows) $12; $10 (ages 65+ and students with ID); $8 (ages 3-11).
Hours: Daily 9:30-6, mid-June to mid-Aug.; Mon.-Fri. 9:30-4, Sat.-Sun. 9:30-4:30, rest of year. Theater shows are presented daily; phone for show selection and times. Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas.