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Adler Planetarium

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2489
+1 312-922-7827
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The Adler has a prime location on the lake, but keeps its eyes on the stars.
  • Excellent35%
  • Very good31%
  • Average24%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2489
South Loop
+1 312-922-7827
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Reviewed today

I have mixed feeling about this one. The movies were great. But. We got lost inside a million times searching for the movies and the staff wasn't really helpful or happy to help. Definitely take a walk around, the views are magnificent!

Thank petra h
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This was a stop on a recent trip. I was pleased to see the Mission to the Moon exhibit. I remember the Gemini series and the July 1969 moon landing. Seeing the Gemini 12 spacecraft was really interesting. We went to two of the movies-they...More

Thank Claudette C
Reviewed 5 days ago

This place is a great visit for kids but for adults it's not that interesting. Lower floors display some historical instruments but sometimes the setup is a little to basic. Great for kids however. The movie shows are interesting to see. I just made a...More

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 5 days ago

I have CityPass and should have fast access for entrance. The line was really long and everyone is not too happy about how they working really slowly. it is faster than the regular admission a little, but really a little since the regular admission has...More

Thank Tommy H
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not much else other than the shows, but the shows are definitely worth it. It is also a cool historic building.

Thank theschuay86
Reviewed 6 days ago

If somebody could tell not to waste money and time visiting this Museum.... it seems old, with not interesting spots, and everything you have to pay extra. Not all pictures are good ones, and the best part is the cafetería view. Very expensive for the...More

1  Thank Covadonga A
Reviewed 6 days ago

We were quite disappointed with this attraction as its mostly geared to visit with children and we are adults over 60 years of age

Thank xochitl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very nice and worth the visit. Honor various credits, e.g. Student, senior, Veteran, etc. easy to get to by published c transportation, Big Bus, and awesome location on Michegan Lake.

Thank FromEUtoIA
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wish I had more time to really enjoy all the information that was available. It was very hectic with lots of noisy children, but I guess that's to be expected.

Thank 286virginiah
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun for the whole family! The employees are very helpful and love sharing their knowledge. Our daughter had a great time.

Thank Mauigal48
South Loop
This downtown neighborhood offers a variety of
activities ranging from cultural to sporting. If you
happen to visit during football season, you may bump
into a boisterous few fans on their way to a Bears
game on the southernmost tip of South Loop. On the
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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I'm disabled. Does the planetarium have scooters available?
10 June 2017|
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Response from faztbal19 | Reviewed this property |
Unsure about scooters but it is accessible with elevators.
We have a family membership from Discovery World in Milwaukee that offers reciprocal use at Adler (among many other cool places!). So that gets us in, but we'd like to attend a show. Website isn't very clear on how to do this and only offers the option to buy the all access pass. Does anyone have a helpful hint or useful advice for this? We're looking to visit tomorrow!
12 April 2017|
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Response from AdlerPlanet | Property representative |
ASTC members receive general admission based on their type of membership. General admission covers access to all of our exhibitions. Our Atwood Sphere Experience and sky shows are not included.
My husband has a electric cart..Is it handicap accessible? What about parking?
23 March 2017|
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Response from AdlerPlanet | Property representative |
We have a wheelchair accessible entrance located at the South Box Office. The parking lot near the Adler Planetarium is owned by Soldier Field. More information about this parking lot is available on the Soldier Field... More