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Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

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Are you looking for the perfect place for the whole family or for educational tours? Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum – Chicago can bring you the best out of this world. This is the best place to visit with your kids. Interactive exhibits are really spectacular. This will give the children an idea about planets, the universe, etc. This amazing planetarium puts the universe in a perspective that will give the trip real excitement. Adler features two planetarium theaters, the sky theater and the StarRider Theater. The Sky Theater has a traditional Zeiss projector and the StarRider provides an experience of virtual reality that makes you feel floating in the outer space. The Doane Observatory and Galileo Café are also well-known. The best thing about them is that they are showing short educational movies with a mix of cartoon for total entertainment. This is one of the best Chicago attractions that give a great view of Lake Michigan and the wonderful city.

Astronomy museum is a part of the Adler Planetarium. This is a home to the largest collection of antique instruments. This scientific instrument collection is very useful to educate people about this vast universe. The informational and wonderful displays will surely amaze your family and friends. Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum – Chicago is located at Northerly Island along the Shedd Aquarium and field Museum. This is open every day from 10:00 in the morning to 4:00 in the afternoon. This exciting experience will not cost you a lot of money.


Opens Daily: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Extended Hours: 9:30 am - 6 pm daily (from Memorial Day to Labor Day).
Address/Map:    1300 S Lake Shore Dr Chicago, IL 60605
Phone: (312) 922-7827
Website: Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum


  General Admission Welcome to the Universe VIP Pass
$12 $28 $31
Seniors (65+) $10 $26 $31
Students $18 $26 $31
Children (3-11) $8 $22 $27