America’s first planetarium is located in the Museum Campus near the Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum. Originally opened in 1930, the Adler Planetarium contains three full-sized theaters, substantial space science displays, and a large collection of antique scientific instruments.
As with any museum, the Adler Planetarium has a large collection of scientific and historical attractions. The difference? As you’d expect, everything here is centered on space and it’s exploration. And let’s face it… space is just plain cool. The planetarium also offers mind-blowing shows in its domelike theaters. The fact that the screen isn’t just flat against a wall is often exciting enough, but the content and sometimes interactive elements make these a can’t-miss opportunity.