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Adler Planetarium, Chicago

3.6
#2 of 8 in Childrens Museums in Chicago
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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  • My family of four really enjoyed the shows as well as the exhibits. It is great for a rainy day activity! The planetarium did have a cafe however we didn't eat their.  more »
  • Place very well conditioned clean instructive staff friendly The show you well made educational I highly recommend the place
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  • Very interesting Place! I have been on July and I spent about three hours inside. Maybe more. Shows are good. Live experiences are fun. Perfect way to visual things we can Imagine only. A very good position to take a look at the city from the lake. I recommend it . Alessandra from Rome
  • The Adler Planetarium is a beautiful public museum dedicated to the study of astronomy and astrophysics. It is located on the northeast tip of Northerly Island, and offers one of the best possible views of the entire Chicago skyline. Adler offers a wide variety of events throughout the year. My personal favorite is “Adler After Dark”, a monthly event with a different theme each month (for example, Across the Universe was a great event with a Beatles theme).

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