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Ever wondered what it's like on other planets? What the stars are made of? Or whether we're alone in the Universe?
At the Adler Planetarium you can explore the answers to all of these giant size questions in our exhibits, shows, and special events.
Come let us be your personal tour guide to the Universe.
We’ve been to the Moon. We’re going back.
What part will you play in our next space adventure?
Shoot for the
Moon at the
Adler Planetarium! Opening Saturday,
November 11, this new
permanent exhibition highlights the exciting stories of space
A Journey with
Jim Lovell — the first
gallery of the Shoot for the Moon exhibition
— tells the story of Astronaut Jim Lovell’s life and career using
from his personal collection. Learn
about his initial setbacks and ultimate triumphs as one of
second gallery — Mission: Moon — continues the story
from the Gemini
program to focus on the historic accomplishments of the hugely
Apollo missions, which saw
Shoot for the Moon is powered by ComEd, an Exelon Company, and sponsored by NBC 5 Chicago.
Black Holes: The Other Side of Infinity
a place from which nothing escapes, not even light, where
time and space literally come to an end.
Black holes exert their force on our imaginations in this
stunning show, which allows us to fly through wormholes, experience the
creation of the Milky Way galaxy, and witness the death of a star. Black
Holes is a unique blend of cutting edge science and visualization
visitors in the middle of the action.
Cross the cosmic threshold to experience the irresistible pull
of Black Holes!
Shown in the Adler’s StarRider Theater.
|Summer Hours (Memorial Day - Labor Day)||9:30 am - 6:00 pm|
|Jan 3 - May 28 and Sept 5 - Dec 24||9:30 am - 4:30 pm|
|Dec 26 - Dec 31||9:30 am - 6:00 pm|
|Far Out Friday (First Friday of each month)||9:30 am - 10:00 pm|
|Mondays and Tuesdays:||Jan 9 - Feb 28 and|
|Sept 11 - Dec 19|
|Museum Campus Discount Week:||Jun 4 - Jun 9|
|Extended Hours and Closures:|
|New Year's Day||Jan 1 & 2||9:30 am - 6 pm|
|Martin Luther King Day||Jan 15||9:30 am - 5 pm|
|Presidents Day||Feb 21||9:30 am - 5 pm|
|Spring Break||Apr 10 - Apr 23||9:30 am - 5 pm|
|Columbus Day||Oct 10||9:30 am - 5 pm|
|Celestial Ball||Oct 14||Early close TBA|
|Thanksgiving Day||Nov 23||Closed|
|Thanksgiving Weekend||Nov 24, 25, 26||9:30 am - 5 pm|
|(Fri, Sat, Sun)|
|Christmas Day||Dec 25||Closed|
|General Adults $7, Seniors $6, General Children/Adult Residents $5, Resident Children $4|
|Galaxy Package||Egyptian Universe Package|
|(General Admission, 1 show, and audio tour)||(General Admission, 2 shows, and audio tour)|
|Kids (Ages 4-17)|
|Seniors (65 & Over)|
|Far Out Fridays|
|Children Ages 4-17 / Senior Citizens Ages 65 & over||$17.00|
|University Students & Teachers with a valid ID||$10.00|
|Family Star Pack (2 Adults/2 Children or 1 Adult/3 Children)||$60.00|
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