We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Adler Planetarium

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2489
+1 312-922-7827
Call
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$34.95*
and up
Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
More Info
US$75.00*
and up
Chicago Explorer Pass
More Info
US$36.00*
and up
Big Bus Chicago Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
More
The Adler has a prime location on the lake, but keeps its eyes on the stars.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good31%
  • Average23%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“solar system” (75 reviews)
“atwood sphere” (41 reviews)
“city pass” (119 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
LOCATION
1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2489
South Loop
CONTACT
Website
+1 312-922-7827
Write a ReviewReviews (1,773)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 1,468 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As part of our city pass, we decided to go see the Adler Planetarium. Very quick and easy to enter, you just show your city pass and they give you their tickets and you can walk straight through. Lots of information inside the museum, also...More

Thank holidaycoco
Reviewed 3 days ago

Went for Alder after dark. It was a great time there were no kids running around and they served alcohol. The exhibits were interesting and I saw a few different shows. Unfortunately it was raining so I wasn't able to look into the observatory.

Thank Nick B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Some of the exhibits are worthwhile and potentially interesting. We noticed that our 6 1/2 yr old grand daughter reacted most positively to those with a person present, like a teacher, to interactive with. The "cosmology" exhibit is over the heads of most visitors. My...More

1  Thank M33star
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a good experience, but we went on a rainy weekend so everyone was there. It was very interactive for the kids, there is also plenty for adults to do and see. A little bit pricey especially if you wanted to include a movie...More

Thank Shai S
Reviewed 1 week ago

First the bad. I get so frustrated with the huge sales pitch. If it is so absolutely inconceivable that you shouldn't become a member, why don't they just only sell membership? Are you saying I am an absolute fool not to become a member? Am...More

Thank Kirk M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Prior to this experience, I had never been inside a planetarium before...I LOVED IT! There was so much interesting information that appealed to both adults and children. They also offered a movie with our city pass, which was intriguing and fascinating. What was so delightful...More

Thank Catherine L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I never been to this planetarium. So decided to check out this place with my teenage daughter during winter break. It turned out to be a good place to visit. They have good shows and good museum with lots of information if you are into...More

Thank CampingDeb
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went today (free basic admission for IL residents) saving $12 per adult (and my 13 yo) and $16 for 2 11 yo, $40 in total. Paid close to $49 extra for all for one fairly cool 30 minute show that is simply too expensive. Seats...More

Thank 1andTwins
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Horrible, horrible, horrible. Not worth the money unless you're seeing the shows. The screens are large and the shows were good... but even then, a show we paid for was canceled due to "illness." Is this a joke? The person who is set to READ...More

Thank TK M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My kids (ages 8/5) earned free tickets to the Adler as part of a school reading program. Kudos to Adler for participating and for giving my wife/I free admission along with them. If I consider this a free attraction, it was fine. There were a...More

Thank GramCPA
Nearby
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
...More
Nearby HotelsSee all 192 hotels in Chicago
Wheeler Mansion
114 reviews
1.45 km away
Best Western Grant Park Hotel
1,310 reviews
1.48 km away
Chicago's Essex Inn
2,070 reviews
1.57 km away
Hilton Chicago
5,383 reviews
1.59 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Yolk
1,374 reviews
1.44 km away
Giordano's
303 reviews
1.42 km away
Burger Bar Chicago South Loop
91 reviews
1.42 km away
Kim and Carlo's
46 reviews
.74 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Field Museum
7,285 reviews
.82 km away
Buckingham Fountain
2,790 reviews
1.43 km away
Shedd Aquarium
7,983 reviews
.57 km away
Soldier Field
763 reviews
.92 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Jennifer M
15 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
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.
0
Votes
Eoin M
25 September 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from EMKF | Reviewed this property |
The place is big! To do each exhibit justice, it would take a while. If you're really interested in astronomy, you'll want to spend at least half a day. If you have only a passing interest, then a couple of hours is plenty... More
1
Vote
Pallavi A
18 August 2017|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from Matthew C | Reviewed this property |
I don't remember being able to reserve shows online. You may not even need to. I just walked to the counter when I arrived, showed them my City Pass, and then they gave me a choice of shows and times I could go to. I... More
1
Vote