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Adler Planetarium


Adler Planetarium

1300 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, 60605, IL

The first planetarium opened to the public in America, the Adler is one of three family-friendly institutions located in Chicago’s famed Museum Campus. The planetarium features exhibits on our Solar System, Hidden Wonders, Astronomy in Culture and Shoot for the Moon. A special section is dedicated to telescopes, and kids can get a look at the night sky through a number of programs at the Grainger Sky Theater and the Definiti Space Theater. The Samuel C. Johnson Family Star Theater provides a 3D look for its shows.

Learn more about the other museums on Museum Campus: Shedd Aquarium and Field Museum.