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Adler Planetarium

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2489
+1 312-922-7827
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The Adler has a prime location on the lake, but keeps its eyes on the stars.
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good31%
  • Average23%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2489
South Loop
+1 312-922-7827
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Adler Planetarium is a great place with some historical artifact. If you love the movie Hidden Figures you will find the exhibit not he actual women from that movie very fulfilling. Also, the Planetarium had a wonderful Eclipse exhibit on the upcoming total Solar Eclipse...More

Thank AChrist69
Reviewed 4 days ago

U think Hollywood has a lot of "STARS", stop by the Planetarium and view the display they put on the ceiling, its "spacetactical"! Great place for children and adults to learn about the planets and solar systems, u will b impresses!

Thank G7491PSmichaelg
Reviewed 5 days ago

The staff are very knowledgeable and seam to really care about the information they give out. The shows were top notch and narrated expertly. It is one of the few spots like this we could visit every time we go to Chicago and never get...More

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I was a little disappointed with the place. Not a lot of things to do. We liked the Atwood Sphere Experience, the lady was very knowledgeable and nice. Maybe for small kids will be more fun!

Thank Viviane76
Reviewed 5 days ago

Surprisingly large and quite interesting. It has a very wide variety of exhibits. We spent 4-5 hours there and learned quite a lot about our solar system and galaxy.

Thank Gary G
Reviewed 6 days ago

I am not reviewing the Planetarium! Every summer(Wednesday and Saturday), fireworks explode at the Navy Pier. You can watch the fireworks from Alder Planetarium. It is very beautiful in the evening when the lights come on.

Thank Sridhar T
Reviewed 1 week ago

The whole family enjoys going to the Planetarium even though we are not into space that much. We watched 2 movies which were both very interesting. The museum is gorgeous and well-kept. Both my kids enjoy the play area because they learn so many new...More

Thank A M
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Planetarium was a big hit for our group. Interactive areas, play area, shows, all held their attention. Traveled with 5 kids ages 7, 5, and 10 months.

Thank CherylJoe13
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a pleasant and enjoyable visit. Exhibits were interesting and the shows were entertaining. If you are not interested in astronomy or space exploration, you might not want to go here.

Thank KCallahan47
Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much of a 'planetarium' experience. Even the show in their dome was not quality star projection, but rather a low budget film with jump cuts

1  Thank RioMountainMike
South Loop
This downtown neighborhood offers a variety of
activities ranging from cultural to sporting. If you
happen to visit during football season, you may bump
into a boisterous few fans on their way to a Bears
game on the southernmost tip of South Loop. On the
flip side, Museum Campus offers cultural and
educational experiences in its planetarium, museum and
aquarium, all situated along the lakefront. Grant Park
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Amanda M
6 July 2017|
Response from Aisha P | Reviewed this property |
Not in the planetarium. Unless it's a service dog
faraz s
30 June 2017|
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Response from Rob H | Reviewed this property |
I don't think it's a problem. Probably he/she won't understand all things but some items are interactive so something happen if you push the button. It all depends on the kid. There are a lot of children coming there and... More
10 June 2017|
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Response from faztbal19 | Reviewed this property |
Unsure about scooters but it is accessible with elevators.