The Adler Planetarium

The Adler Planetarium
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Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum has been on the leading edge of science museums since 1930. Exciting and engaging, it has been described as part museum, part amusement park. Blast off to the stunning Sky Pavilion, where nine state-of-the-art exhibition galleries chronicle modern space exploration and the history of astronomy. Originally created to train astronauts, the StarRider Theater is the world’s most technologically advanced, audience-interactive planetarium. Get stranded in an Alien Lab, where a cosmic twist puts a spin on the search for extraterrestrials—in this lab, the aliens are looking for Earthlings. The astronomical collection dates back to 12th-century Persia and includes ancient telescopes, meteorites, displays of our solar system, and space-themed artwork.

Hours: Monday–Friday, 9:30 am–3:30 pm; Saturday–Sunday, 9:00 am-4:30 pm;
First Friday of every month, 9:30 am–10:00 pm

By bus: Bus 12 or 146

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  • The Adler Planetarium
  • 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive
  • Chicago, IL
  • 312-922-STAR (312-922-7827)
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