• Indoors
    Cultural & historical sites
    Family-friendly
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    Two shows included
    $40.00
    /person normally

What you'll do

Explore the best bits of our 91-billion-light-year galaxy...

Visit Adler Planetarium with Go City®

  • With us, there are no entry fees on the day – all you've got to do is show your pass.
  • Your pass includes a Museum Entry +2 ticket type, which gives you access to the museum, as well as access to all exhibitions and experiences plus your choice of two sky shows.
  • Sky shows include: Planet Nine, Destination Solar System, Imagine the Moon, Skywatch Live! and One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure. 
  • Your pass gives you access to dozens more Chicago attractions so be sure to check them out.

Travel through space and time, and learn everything there is to know about the solar system at the Adler Planetarium.

Explore the best bits of our 91 billion light-year galaxy through the interactive exhibits. Join the search for a new ninth planet, take a speedy tour of your cosmic backyard, and peek inside the Gemini 12 spacecraft. Kids will love to climb and fly through Planet Explorers - a modern-day space adventure for the whole family.

Adler Planetarium highlights

Chicago's Night Sky – this new 5,000 sq foot exhibition explores how we humans relate to the night sky.

Imagine the Moon – an original planetarium show that looks at how the moon has sparked imagination through the ages. 

Our Solar System – touch a piece of Mars and compare your footprint to the ones left on the moon. You can even make your own mini crater in this interactive exhibit.

The Universe: A Walk Through Space and Time – journey through the galaxy from start to finish. Investigate the mystery of nine billion light-years of history.

Planet Explorers – the perfect place to take the kids. This junior space adventure allows them to discover the world of outer space in ways they can understand.

Adler Planetarium Facts

  • The Adler Planetarium was America’s first planetarium.
  • The museum's main entrance is called the Rainbow Lobby, thanks to its glass prisms that create a multi-colored effect as the sun sets over Chicago.
  • It's not just about astronomical exhibits - this is one of the best places to get a great view of the Chicago skyline.

Discover Adler Planetarium Chicago

Uncover the mysteries of the cosmos at Adler Planetarium Chicago, the ultimate destination for astronomy enthusiasts. Explore breathtaking exhibits, interactive displays, and captivating shows that will leave you starstruck.

 

Experience Adler Planetarium and many other attractions with the All Inclusive Pass.

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Know before you go

Getting in: simply show your pass to gain admission. Staff will provide you with tickets to the museum and help you select your sky shows.

Please note: 

  • Your museum entry +2 admission includes all exhibitions and your choice of two sky shows, including Imagine the Moon, the Adler's original sky show.
  • Go City customers are encouraged to arrive early the day of your visit to book shows, based on availability.
  • The Pink Floyd Dark Side Of The Moon sky is not included in the choices. It can added for an additional $20 each at the box office the day of your visit. Subject to availability. 

For more information, visit the Adler Planetarium website.

Adler Planetarium tickets help

Simply ask our help team if you have any questions. 

FAQs

Q. Is there a restaurant or café at the Adler Planetarium?
A. Yes, you can grab a bite to eat or purchase snacks and drinks at the Cosmic Cafe.

Q. Can I park at the Adler Planetarium?
A. Yes, for a fee you can park in the lot adjacent to the Adler Planetarium, which is owned by Standard Parking.

Q. Is the Adler Planetarium wheelchair accessible?
A. Yes, the Adler Planetarium is fully wheelchair accessible, with ramps and elevators throughout the building.

Where you'll be

Map of location of attraction

1300 S DuSable Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, US

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Operating hours

Please note: last admission one hour before closing. 

Thursday - Tuesday: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Wednesday: 4:00PM- 10:00PM

 

Closings & holidays

From October 3, 2023 – May 23, 2024, the Adler Planetarium will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays exclusively for school field trips.

This excludes November 21 and Tuesdays and Thursdays between: December 28, 2023 to January 15, 2024 and March 26, 2024 to April 8, 2024. 

Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. 

On rare occasions, this attraction closes early due to private functions. Hours vary during certain times of the year, so visit the Adler Planetarium website prior to your visit for the most up-to-date information.

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Free cancellation

Plans can change, we get it. All non-activated passes are eligible for a refund within 90 days from your purchase date.

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