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Adler Planetarium, Chicago

#3 of 8 in Childrens Museums in Chicago
Observatory · Hidden Gem · Specialty Museum
Both a National Historic Landmark and one of the most well-known facilities of its kind in the country, Adler Planetarium is set in an Art Deco building on the shores of Lake Michigan. The planetarium was America's first, and today features multiple domed theaters and an extensive selection of themed shows that detail the universe and planetary systems. As you sit in the sky theater, you'll find that it is one of the most technologically advanced of its type. Visit the onsite museum to see exhibits on the history of astronomy, astronomical technology, the solar system, telescopes, cyberspace, and more. Use our Chicago online road trip planner to arrange your visit to Adler Planetarium and other attractions in Chicago.
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  • The place may not be as great as new age planetarium, but definitely a great Piece of wonder considering it's time of commission almost 9 decades ago. Unlike 360° seating it had one side facing seating. The shows are highly informative and quality screening. Thanks to the great people who donated a great sum, for the science sharing center.
  • We were there last weekend and used our City Passes. The experience was great. I highly recommend their theaters. Their cafeteria was packed, and that's because the food was good. I really enjoyed the pizza they had. We would love to go back.

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