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Adler Planetarium

1300 S Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60605 USA

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“America's First Planetarium”

The Adler Planetarium — America's First Planetarium — was founded in 1930 by Chicago business leader Max Adler. The museum is home to three full-size theaters, extensive space science exhibitions, and one of the world's most important antique astronomical instrument collections on display. The Adler is a recognized leader in science education, with a focus on inspiring young people, particularly women and minorities, to pursue careers in science.

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Sanjay G.

The Adler prides itself in being the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere, built in 1930 on the shore of Lake Michigan, offering unrivaled insights into our solar system. Among others,... Read more

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Mike M.

The Adler has one of the best locations of any museum I have ever been to. It's located on a peninsula that juts out into Lake Michigan with a postcard backdrop of the city skyline. Another... Read more

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I used to walk past this all the time when going to the museum campus. I decided to come here since we had tickets to see one of the sky shows. I do agree with some of the other reviewers, that... Read more

Adler Planetarium

1300 S Lake Shore Dr
Chicago, Illinois
60605 USA
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Open now until 4:00 pm
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

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