Adler Planetarium

Visit the Adler


America's First Planetarium!

Whether you have a full day or just an hour or two, we have admission passes to fit your interests. Take in immersive sky shows in our three full-sized theaters including the Definiti Theater, the recently renovated Samuel C. Johnson Family Star Theater, and the Grainger Sky Theater–Adler's most technologically advanced theater. 

From daily programs, to exhibitions, and special lectures, we are happy to connect you to all the information you need to plan your visit today.

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Mission Moon Exhibition



Mission Moon

Check out the reimagined exhibition that follows the career of Captain James A. Lovell, Jr. and tells the story of America's first steps to the Moon.

Learn more about Mission Moon


Space is Freaking Awesome

Countless galaxies, unfathomable distances, exploding stars, diamond planets, black holes, there’s no way around it. Space is mind-blowingly, fantastically awesome. In short, you could say...Space is Freaking Awesome.

Explore more mind-boggling facts about our Universe here.

Admission & Passes


See the City!

Enjoy VIP access to the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, and 360 CHICAGO, OR Museum of Science and Industry.

At the Adler, CityPASS features the benefits of an Anytime All Access Pass-entry to all exhibitions, the Atwood Sphere Experience and your choice of unlimited shows, including Destination Solar System. 

$96 Adult//$79 Child     

Anytime All Access Pass

Best Value!

Explore the best the Adler has to offer–its premier show, Destination Solar System, playing in the Grainger Sky Theater

The Anytime All Access Pass offers access to all exhibitions, which features Adler's world class collections, as well as the Atwood Sphere Experience and your choice of unlimited shows including, Destination Solar System

 $34.95 Adult// $29.95 Child     

Basic Pass

Enjoy the Adler!

Visiting the Adler Planetarium is all about seeing an amazing show. With the Basic Pass you have a choice of one standard show in any theater (does not include Destination Solar System.)

The Basic Pass also includes admission to all of the Adler's exhibitions, which showcase its world class collections.  

$24.95 Adult//$19.95 Child    


Adler members save money every time they visit!  All members receive FREE general admission, FREE sky show tickets, discounts in the Adler Store and Café Galileo’s

Additionally, Adler members receive invitations to behind-the-scenes events, star parties, and sneak previews of exhibitions and sky shows. Memberships start at just $89.

Learn more about Memberships.


Enjoy access to the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, and 360 CHICAGO (formerly John Hancock Observatory) OR Museum of Science and Industry.

CityPASS includes Adler’s Anytime All Access Pass that offers flexible anytime admission with VIP entry and your choice of unlimited shows and the Atwood Sphere Experience. CityPASS also includes VIP access to four additional top Chicago attractions - save 52% or more. Valid for 9 days after first use.

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Go Chicago Card

Go Chicago Card from Smart Destinations is the perfect way to save on your Chicago vacation. For one low price you'll receive FREE general admission to over twenty-five attractions and tours in Chicago – including the Adler Planetarium.

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Admission Pricing Chart

CityPASS Anytime All Access Pass* All Access Pass* Basic Pass General
Adults $96 $34.95 $29.95 $24.95 $12
Children (3-11) $79 $29.95 $24.95 $19.95 $8
Students** $96 not available $27.95 $22.95 $10
Seniors (65+)** $96 not available $27.95 $22.95 $10

Please Note

Not all admission passes and discounts are available online. Check at the Adler Box Office for full availability. 

* The Anytime All Access Pass is available only online. The All Access Pass is available only on-site.
**A valid ID is required for college student and senior citizen admission prices.

The Adler reserves the right to substitute show selection based on availability.

Special Offers


Illinois Resident Discount Days

Illinois residents can enjoy complimentary general admission on Illinois Resident Discount Days. A valid ID with an Illinois address is required for these special admission prices. 

Dates subject to change. Check back frequently for updates. Learn more about Illinois Resident Discount Days

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Special Discounts

Illinois teachers (pre-K through 12) and active military personnel receive free general admission which can be applied to any admission pass.  Please show proper identification at the box office to take advantage of this benefit.

City of Chicago residents, with proof of residency, receive discounts on all admission passes in recognition of the generous support from the city.