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Starting September 3, the historic Atwood Sphere experience will be closed for renovations, and on September 16, the Definiti Space Theater and adjacent exhibition, "The Universe: A Walk Through Space and Time," will be closed through November 21. These closures make way for "Chicago's Night Sky"—a new exhibition opening in November. Supplemental programming will be offered during this time.
- Experience the night sky over Chicago as it appeared in 1913 in the historic Atwood Sphere.
- Enjoy two sky shows, including the Adler’s premier show, Imagine the Moon.
- Follow the career of Captain James A. Lovell, Jr., commander of the Apollo 13 mission, learn the story of America's first steps to the Moon, and get up close to the Gemini 12 spacecraft in Mission Moon.
- Touch a piece of the Moon, Mars, Ceres and Vesta and feel a piece of an actual meteorite that crashed into the Earth in Exploring our Solar System.
Museum Campus Chicago
1300 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605
Open daily, 9am-4pm
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.
Hours change occasionally. Check website for details.
(312) 922-STAR (7827)
Adler After Dark: Adult CityPASS holders can get $5 off on tickets (based on availability) 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.
- For everything you need to know to plan your visit, click here.
- Dining: Café Galileo's
- Gift Shop: Adler Store
Accessibility: Museum and theaters fully accessible. Wheelchairs available upon request. Family restroom located near the South Entrance (street level).
Parking/Transportation: Click here for information on parking, transportation and directions.