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.
- Large domed theaters with interactive shows
- Exhibits include The Universe: A Walk Through Space and Time, Our Solar System, Hidden Wonders, and Astronomy in Culture
- Ongoing events and programs
- Store & Cafe
- Amazing view of the skyline from outside the building
Adult – $24.95
Child – $19.95
1300 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, IL 60605
Mon-Fri, 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Sat-Sun, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm