Adler Planetarium


1300 S. Lake Shore Dr., Chicago IL 60605

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The Adler Planetarium connects people to the Universe and each other. Whether it is introducing a guest to the Ring Nebula, a neighborhood school to a community partner, a research team to an army of citizen scientists, or one staff member to another, the Adler’s focus on meaningful connections dates back nearly a century.

Today, the museum hosts more than half a million visitors each year and reaches millions more through youth STEM programs, neighborhood skywatching events, online citizen science, and other outreach projects. With the Adler’s support, people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities gain the confidence to explore their Universe together and return to their communities ready to think critically and creatively about any challenge that comes their way.

Facility Amenities

Group Menu

Private Meeting Space Available

Max Venue Capacity 200

Max Capacity, Banquet Style (Seated) 375

Max Capacity, Reception Style (Standing) 1200

Complete Buy-out Available

In-house/Exclusive Caterer(s)

On-Site Catering

Largest Room, Max Capacity 1200

Exhibit Space Available

Largest Room, Banquet Capacity (Seated) 375

Largest Room, Reception Capacity (Standing) 496

Buy-out Max Capacity 1200

Military Discount


ADA Compliant

ATM Machine On-site

Restaurant(s) On-site

Public Space Wi-Fi Available

Student Group Friendly

Group Capacity 250

Average Visit/Tour Length 2 - 2.5 hours

Separate Group Entrance


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Adler Planetarium exterior in the spring Imagine the Moon, Adler's newest sky show Fully-restored Gemini 12 spacecraft at the Adler Planetarium Mission Moon exhibition The Universe: A Walk through Space and Time Planet Explorer Backpack Planet Explorers X-Movers Adler Sundial
Cloudgate (The Bean) at night

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