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One ticket booklet that saves 50% on VIP entry to
Adler Planetarium and 4 other must-see Chicago attractions

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Shoot for the Moon

Get up close to the Gemini 12 spacecraft, which spent fourteen days in orbit around the Earth in 1966.

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Planet Explorers

Children take the helm in a space adventure—piloting a rocket, living on a space station, and exploring the environment of Planet X.

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New Mobile Voucher Option

Now available only in Chicago, present your voucher on your mobile device at the first attraction you visit to receive your CityPASS ticket booklets.

(Mobile voucher redemption not currently available at Adler Planetarium or Museum of Science and Industry.)

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Adler Planetarium

VIP Entry

Explore the Universe at America’s first planetarium. See NASA’s Gemini 12 space capsule in Shoot for the Moon. Take a space adventure with young visitors in Planet Explorers. Experience the mysteries of our solar system in exhibition galleries and theaters. Enjoy unlimited access to all shows, including the Adler’s premier show, Destination Solar System.

CityPASS Admission

VIP entry and unlimited access to all shows, admission to all exhibitions and the Atwood Sphere Experience.

Museum Campus Chicago
1300 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

(312) 922-STAR (7827)

adlerplanetarium.org

Open daily, 9:30am-4pm

Early June-Labor Day, 9:30am-6pm.

Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

Hours change frequently. Check website for details.

Highlights

  • Experience the night sky over Chicago as it appeared in 1913 in the historic Atwood Sphere.
  • Enjoy unlimited access to all shows, including the Adler’s premier show, Destination Solar System.
  • Nine exhibitions and multiple theaters bring space to you.
  • Get up close to the Gemini 12 spacecraft.
  • Planet Explorers — hands on fun for young children.

CityPASS Entry

Present CityPASS booklet or printed voucher at the VIP Entry door at the South entrance (Street level) to avoid main ticket lines. Schedule first two shows upon entry; return to box office to schedule additional shows. Mobile voucher may not be redeemed at Adler Planetarium at this time. If you do not have a booklet and you plan to visit this attraction first, please use the printed voucher option.

Upgrades for CityPASS Holders

Adler After Dark: Adult Citypass holders can get $5 off on tickets to the Adler Planetarium's ages 21+ event, from 6pm-10pm, most 3rd Thursdays of every month. Show your CityPASS at the box office on the night of the event; see details.

Advice for Visitors

  • Give yourself time to see multiple shows; see details. Book your first two shows upon entry, and return to the box office to book additional shows.
  • Stop by the Space Visualization Laboratory to speak directly with an expert and get answers to all your questions about space; daily 12-1pm and 2-3pm.
  • Save 10% at the Adler Store and save 10% at Cafe Galileo's. See booklet for details.

On-site Services

Parking: Parking is available at the Planetarium Lot, the North Garage, and the East Museum Lot; see details.

Please Note: During Soldier Field events, including Chicago Bears' home game days, Museum Campus parking (owned by the Chicago Park District and managed by Standard Parking), is available to museum visitors at a substantially increased rate. Visitors are encouraged to use public transportation.

Dining: Café Galileo's

Accessibility: Museum and theaters fully accessible. Wheelchairs available upon request. Family restroom located near the South Entrance (street level).

Self-Guide: Free down-loadable gallery exploration cards and themed museum guides will take you and your family on a journey through the galleries while calling special attention to science themes; see details.

Gift Shop: Adler Store

Lockers: Near South Box Office ($1, $2)

Getting There

CTA trains: Take the Red, Green or Orange Line to Roosevelt Road, transfer to an eastbound #146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express.

CTA buses: The #146 Inner Dr./Michigan Express provides regular daily service directly to the planetarium.

Group Requirements

Groups of 15 or more: Call (312) 294-0360.


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