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Adler Planetarium: Tours & Tickets

Closes in 10 min: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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The Adler Planetarium connects people to the Universe and each other. Whether it is introducing a guest to the Ring Nebula, a neighborhood school to a community partner, a research team to an army of citizen scientists, or one staff member to...more
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Hours Today: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2489
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Reviewed yesterday

The exhibits give ample things to do while waiting for, or between, shows. The shows are run, and narrated, by the employees. It seems that they have some sort of theater background because the narrations were very well done, they seem very passionate about what...More

Date of experience: November 2019
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AdlerPlanet, General Manager at Adler Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you so much for the feedback and review! We are so glad that you enjoyed our shows and exhibits. Keep looking up :)!

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I’m deeply passionate about space and haven’t visited a planetarium since I was a child. This place was lovely. Sadly, the sphere was closed down during my visit but I wouldn’t be opposed to coming back one day to check it out. There were also...More

Thank tayloronearth
AdlerPlanet, General Manager at Adler Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for the feedback and review! We're glad to hear that you had a lovely visit. Be sure to come back later this month⁠—November 22⁠—for the reopening of our Atwood Sphere AND the premier of our latest exhibit, Chicago's Night Sky! You won't want...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The planetarium was enjoyable with lots of fun exhibits that would definitely appeal to those with children. I enjoyed it, and the couple of shows I saw were interesting and informative. I was a little bummed that the Atwood sphere was closed when I went,...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Mercedes V
AdlerPlanet, General Manager at Adler Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the review Mercedes! Be sure to visit us again later this month, that's when the Atwood Sphere and a brand-new exhibit will be opened to the public! You won't want to miss it :).

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Checked out the planetarium as part of our City Pass. I have to say the presentations were pretty boring. “Welcome to the Universe” was so technical I think even an astronomy major would be asleep during it. Not to mention there is no elevator access...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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AdlerPlanet, General Manager at Adler Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review and feedback! We're sorry to hear that your visit was less than satisfactory. The next time you visit the Adler, we recommend checking out one of our "Skywatch Live" or "Imagine the Moon" shows⁠—they're both visually engaging and great for...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent half the day at the Adler Planetarium and had an enjoyable time. We saw one of the live shows -- and that was very good. The presenter was good and gave opportunities to ask questions. The exhibits were good and there was an area...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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AdlerPlanet, General Manager at Adler Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the stellar review! Keep looking up!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Security person was screaming to put wrist band on after we had said it fell apart opening it. Then he said he would kick us out. The whole planetarium is a big scamMore

Date of experience: October 2019
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AdlerPlanet, General Manager at Adler Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

This is not the kind of experience we want our visitors to have. Thank you for sharing these details with us. We have forwarded your concerns to the appropriate party. If you have any additional comments or concerns, we encourage you to reach out to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great half day out, make sure you book the shows, planet nine was a great experience - do not miss out!

Date of experience: October 2019
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AdlerPlanet, General Manager at Adler Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the stellar review. We're glad to hear you enjoyed Planet Nine! Keep looking up :).

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family spent a few hours at the Adler Planetarium during a recent visit to Chicago. We found the planetarium to be informative as well as an interesting place to visit. We went late in the day on a Saturday afternoon, so fortunately the place...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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AdlerPlanet, General Manager at Adler Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for the lovely review! We're so glad that your family had such a wonderful visit. Come back soon, and keep looking up :).

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently visited Chicago and i was excited because i don't recall ever going to a planetarium before. We visited the Adler on 10/08/2019 around 10:30- 11 AM. We got some great photos of the skyline out by the bank, and even dipped our feet...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank KrisFarley
AdlerPlanet, General Manager at Adler Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback. It sounds like you visited us during an Illinois Resident Discount Day. Our museum tends to experience spikes in attendance during these discount days, so we understand your frustration. With that said, if you're ever looking for a more adult-centered...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love the walk to the Planetarium, the views around there, and the approach to such an impressive building. My mother and I arrived early, which was a blessing as the place became overrun with school children very quickly. Upon entering the 1st exhibit is...More

Thank AnthonyDB
AdlerPlanet, General Manager at Adler Planetarium, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the feedback and review. We're so happy that you enjoyed our Mission Moon exhibit, it is one of our favorites as well! We completely agree with you on the importance of highlighting the stars and their respective constellations—which is why the Adler...More

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I think they stamp your hand for reentry
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I’d go weekday, but being a major museum in a major city, there are no guarantees.
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Yep just ushered us out of a side door !!
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