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Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum

The Adler Planetarium — America's First Planetarium — was founded in 1930 by Chicago business leader Max Adler. The museum is home to three full-size theaters, including the all-digital projection Definiti® Space Theater, the Sky Theater which utilizes a Zeiss optical projector, and the Universe 3D Theater. It is also home to one of the world's most important antique instrument collections. The Adler is a recognized leader in science education, with a focus on inspiring young people, particularly women and minorities, to pursue careers in science.

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.


Adults General Public: $12 Kids (ages 3-14) General Public: $8

Upcoming Free Days

Conditional free or discount day(s)

Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office for these special admission prices.

  • December 2018: 01, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 10