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Adler Planetarium

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2489
+1 312-922-7827
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Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
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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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Hours Today: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2489
South Loop
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+1 312-922-7827
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

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 5 January 2018

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 3 January 2018 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 3 January 2018 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 January 2018

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 January 2018

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
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Alder Planetarium has a lot of interesting content so it's definitely worth visiting. Don't expect too much and also the price is reasonable.

Thank Kejp16
Reviewed 19 December 2017

It's a short stroll from the Field Museum and definitely worth checking out, but the place is somewhat small and felt underwhelming after visiting the former. Still, my toddler generally enjoyed the kids area and I liked the history of moon exploration exhibit. Bonus 1:...More

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 18 December 2017

I LOVED the Adler Planetarium. We visited as part of the City Pass (highly recommend) options. We watched "Planet Nine" and "Cosmic Wonder". Planet Nine was definitely worth it, Cosmic Wonder was meh, maybe because I have seen similar shows. We enjoyed all the different...More

Thank Bizzled
Reviewed 17 December 2017

If you've got an afternoon to kill, this is the place you should do it. It's also a great place for aspiring astronomers and scientists of all ages to visit. The exhibits are all very well done and maintained, and there wasn't a single moment...More

Thank Jasonwhirlybird
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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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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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Eoin M
25 September 2017|
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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
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Pallavi A
18 August 2017|
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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
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