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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.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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“solar system” (77 reviews)
“atwood sphere” (42 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2489
South Loop
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+1 312-922-7827
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Programs on space topics for any interest and for all ages. Stunning theater shows and engaging exhibits. World class.

Thank jimatrancho
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you’re look big for something fun and educational to do with your kids, this planetarium might be a good fit. Our kids are 11 and 14 and really had a lot of fun. The exhibits are interactive and engaging. We paid additional for the...More

Thank Christa B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a really cool visit into outer space in the Adler Planetarium. The narrator of the journey into the stars was excellent - he really made astronomy come alive! There's a good section on the history of the US space program and a lot...More

Thank NotALostWanderer
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Highly recommend using city pass so you can get two shows plus all the exhibits. Lots of info and a good family activity.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our time here. We felt we got good value for our ticket price. We got some neat and unusual gifts in the shop. Beautiful sculptures outside too.

Thank MaryCork
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent just a couple of hours here. The NASA Space exhibit was interesting but most were designed for younger children. The show we saw was a good but didn’t really interest us. Good but not a great experience.

Thank jensig73
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited on a Thursday around 10:00 am. Immediately after I arrived a school trip came into the planetarium for a visit. Every where was overrun by kids however, it was nice to see their enthusiasm during the visit. I noticed that the teachers arranged...More

2  Thank Venita R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here as part of our CityPass experience. Good exhibits and friendly and helpful staff. The shows were excellent and learnt a lot.

Thank Oscarwildetime
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Adler over Memorial Day weekend and had a great experience; I was especially impressed at how generous their student and teacher discounts are. It was crowded, but that's to be expected on a huge holiday weekend and I thought their staff did...More

Thank kdkswim
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very interesting exhibits and video shows about our solar system, galaxy & the universe. Great history of astronomy with impressive ancient equipment. Well organised & comfortable. All in all a very interesting few hours.

Thank Diane M
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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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Heather W
28 May 2018|
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Response from Rhonda R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but they let guests know ahead of time when closing time approaches.
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465benjaminp
16 April 2018|
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Response from CJB4622 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Northerly Island and Adler Planetrium
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Jennifer M
15 January 2018|
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Response from Catherine C | Reviewed this property |
Not a big cooler but they say bringing a “brown bag lunch” is permissible. It’s in the FAQ section on their website.
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