Explore space at America's first planetarium! Experience hands-on activities and discover amazing facts about the universe we all share. With two domed theaters, 60,000 square feet of exhibitions, and the largest publicly accessible telescope in Chicagoland in our Doane Observatory, your day will truly be out of this world!
Visiting with CityPASS® tickets
CityPASS offers 2 great ways to see Adler Planetarium: Chicago CityPASS or Chicago C3. No matter which one you choose, you’ll save.
- One simple purchase gives you admission to multiple attractions. And with 9 days to use your tickets, you’ll have plenty of time to spend at each attraction.
- Save time researching. Only the best attractions, like Adler Planetarium, are included in CityPASS tickets. Rest assured you’re going to see the best Chicago has to offer.
- Admission to Adler Planetarium:Chicago CityPASS: All exhibitions plus two Sky ShowsChicago C3: Museum Entry
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Tourist's holy grailThis is my first time using the CityPASS but I already love it. CityPASS is the Holy Grail for tourists for countless reasons. First of all, you save money on attractions you WOULD GO TO ANYWAY. All in all it was the best money I have ever spent on traveling.
CityPASS Saved My Vacation and MarriageWe used Chicago CityPASS recently and it was a not only a vacation saver but a marriage saver. My husband and I would typically argue about which way to go and what to do next. The CityPASS was easy to use and offered detailed information as well as discounts.
Great PriceMy family came to visit us from Colombia. It was their first time in the states and I wanted to make sure their first vacation was more than what they expected it to be. When I came across the Chicago CityPASS online I knew it was just what I needed to make their trip memorable.
Vacationing with a family of 5We have purchased CityPASS now for three cities: Southern California, New York and now Chicago. We have a family of 5 and this makes planning so easy and affordable!! Not to mention not standing in line for tickets!!!
Chicago CityPASSThe CityPASS was the perfect way to plan our stay in Chicago. I was able to show my daughter my favorite places in Chicago, and a few others as well. The CityPASS provided a better price, and skipping to the front of the line was like icing on the cake!.
Chicago CityPASS is rated out of 5 by 13136.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jeremy from Great experience! The city pass tickets were a quick and easy way for my family and I to enjoy Chicago without the extra hassle of booking each event separately. We also enjoyed the savings and getting to use the express line at Skydeck as a result of having them. My mom grew up in Chicago and got to experience the "tourist" side of the city for the first time. My only recommendation is to make sure that you have enough time to visit each destination. My nephew was only in town for the weekend so visiting more than 2 places per day was tricky. You will get 9 days to visit all 5 destinations.
Date published: 2022-04-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by Becky from Quick weekend trip to Chicago made easy Bought the city pass for the first time. We wanted to see the field museum in chicago , so we ended up buying the 5 city pass as that was the one that had the field museum listed. It saved us 50% on cost of admission, plus gave us an expedited pass to the willis tower. The pass also included some upgrades such as seeing the short films at the 3 main attractions. I would recommend to have all city passes do the expedited lines as it was a bit confusing at the field museum . I would also encourage all tickets to have reservation time , as i was worried that the Field museum and planetarium would be full and we wouldnt be able to see them.
Date published: 2022-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by lesterkat from Great way to see city attractions! I purchased the city pass for my whole family for our recent trip to Chicago. I loved that it included the Field Museum, Shedd aquarium and Sky deck with the option to choose 2 more attractions. Very easy to redeem your tickets at the individual attractions. Some places require a time frame that you will attend but others do not. Either way we never waited in line to enter any attraction. The Skydeck was my favorite! Amazing views and great memories. Definitely well worth the money and I loved that the QR codes for entry were sent via email and could them be added to your Apple wallet. Highly recommend getting a city pass!
Date published: 2022-03-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mitch from Absolutely Worth it. This made my trip to chicago fun. I love museums and this chicago pass is a good deal for me. Plus it offers easy access to other tourist attractions like sky deck and 360 observation deck. For a brief stay, this city pass made my trip cheaper, easy and enjoyable.
Date published: 2021-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by nickle from Great trip! E purchased a city pass our trip to Chicago and are really glad we did. Made entry much quicker and basically had the things we wanted to see and do on it. Customer service was most helpful. Especially Scott! Thanks for making a wonderful trip even better using city pass. Would definitely use again and recommend to anyone going where city pass is.
Date published: 2021-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by LoveToTravel from Great Deal! I have never used a City Pass before and kind of decided at the last minute to purchase one for our trip to Chicago. I was worried about some of the reviews which stated it was hard to make reservations when using the City Pass etc. We did not find this to be an issue at all. We actually ended up visiting more attractions than we would have without the City Pass and found it to be a great deal! We were traveling with our two college age children so it saved us ALOT of money and allowed us to check the boxes on everything we wanted to see. I would definitely purchase a City Pass again!
Date published: 2021-08-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by chammybear from Amazing deal for a wonderful experience! This is my second time availing a City Pass. My 1st experience with it is over 5 years ago and I can still say it's worth availing it even after all these years. Of course the experiences pre- and during the pandemic were different with all the protocols in the different establishments but they were still educational and enjoyable nonetheless.
Date published: 2021-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by jme789 from Absolutely Worth Every Penny We bought the city pass on a whim. We were interested in a couple of the attractions and figured, we might as well go for it. So we did. The museums and aquarium are fantastic. The sky deck was even a much more neat experience than I was expecting. I am thrilled that we took advantage of this excellent deal.
Date published: 2021-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by JonInVB from Saves time and money. Great customer service! Bought this kinda last minute for my trip and really glad I did. Saves you time, money and their customer service is top notch. I was a bit worried about availability of times for two of the experiences on my trip, messages the CityPass team and they not only confirmed availability with the locations, they walked me thru step by step how to easily book it and even followed up.
Date published: 2021-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by jjantzerw from Great way to see the city! We bought the CityPass for our trip after realizing it would offer discounted tickets to almost all the attractions we wanted to see. The fast-pass parts for the 360 Deck and Shedd were well worth it (the other attractions we saw weren't busy enough at the time to make a difference). We liked the added items at the museum aquarium, but they weren't anything that would sway us to want the CityPass. Highly recommend if you plan on doing more than 2 attractions in the city.
Date published: 2019-09-04
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