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Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
Chicago Top 18 in Can't Miss Attractions

84 Reviews
Liked by 2
9:30-16:00. February 18, 19, 20; May 27, 28, 29; September 2, 3, 4; October 7, 8, 9; November 24, 25, 26; December 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31 (opened from 9:30-18:00 on the above dates).
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1-2 hours
Address: 1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605, USA
Phone: +1-312-9227827

What people are saying:

Easy to navigate, beautiful exhibits; didn't have time to see a show but I will be back!

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  • camiladelcarpio

    Not worth the money

    The planetarium is good, the shows that we saw are also good, it is informative and interactive, but I think it is not worth the money, it is too expensive for what it is. We wouldn’t go again as ther...

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  • joanna877
    New Buffalo

    We got the unlimited package, not worth it

    We were hoping to go and see 4 shows so I bought an unlimited package for the whole family. Starting at 12:15 pm show we thought that the show was not as interesting as we expected and my 7 and 8 yea...

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  • X1994GXianb
    Sixpenny Handley, United Kingdom

    Shows were good, surprised there was no Planetarium to look at the stars.

    Interesting museum with helpful staff. The shows are extra but essential for a good visit. I was expecting to find a dome with stars on it, but that is not what the have.

    Reviewed on /Date(1583040124000+0800)/
  • Beccathewanderer89

    Absolutely Must See

    Isn’t our universe marvelous?? If you answered yes, then you have to visit the Adler Planetarium!! This was my favorite stop of my whole trip. While the museum itself isn’t that large, and it’s defini...

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  • Ron1950--1

    Well worth the time

    This really is a must see. For its age it's well taken care of and the presentations are fantastic. Make the time to attend.

    Reviewed on /Date(1579163535000+0800)/

Additional Information


It roused a portion of the NASA researchers of today and may simply start that crucial enthusiasm for the space travelers of tomorrow. The most established planetarium in presence today can be found nearby Chicago's Field Museum of Natural History and Shedd Aquarium. The historical center has three auditoriums that offer engaging and instructive shows. In the notable Sky Theater, a Zeiss Planetarium projector precisely replicates the development of each part of the night sky. You can likewise enter Deep Space in an energizing multi-media interplanetary experience. Obviously, there are a lot of intriguing shows with telescopes and hands-on shows, and in addition infrequent unique occasions that assistance guests advance their comprehension of the domain past where gravity keeps us.
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