Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum

For a trip to the moon and back, you only have to go as far as Chicago?s Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum!

This out-of-this-world museum was founded in 1930 by businessman Max Adler and is America?s first planetarium.

Though Adler Planetarium is historically significant, its focus is more about the future and inspiring young people to engage in science.

Adler proudly houses two high-tech planetarium theaters, including an all-digital projection StarRider Theater ? the world?s first.

Other featured attractions at Adler include:

  • Solar Car: a display of ?Nergy, the solar electric car designed by Northwestern University?s Solar Car Team.
  • Sky Theater: projects exciting films and documentaries on the dome of Adler?s Zeiss planetarium theater. An experience not to be missed!
  • Doane Observatory: Chicago?s largest public telescope! Visitors can view the Moon, planets, stars, and faraway galaxies.
  • Sundial Plaza: a 13-foot bronze sundial that is perfectly functional and accurate; graces the entrance to Adler
  • North and South terraces: gives a unique view of Chicago?s stunning skyline and beautiful night sky; includes 3 telescopes for stargazing and for studying the city?s architecture up closeSince Adler has an educational focus, you can also take a range of courses and attend lectures pertaining to science, art, history, and astronomy.

    Please call 312.322.7827 for inquiries.


    Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum is located at 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive in Chicago?s Grant Park Museums area.

     Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
    1300 S. Lake Shore Dr..
    Chicago, IL 60614

    312.322.7827
    www.adlerplanetarium.org