Visit the Adler
America's First Planetarium!
Welcome to the Adler 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 newly renovated Samuel C. Johnson Family Star Theater, and the Grainger Sky Theater–the most technologically advanced theater in the world.
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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Admission & Passes
Explore the best the Adler has to offer–the world's most advanced planetarium.
$28 Adult// $22 Child
Enjoy the Adler!
Visiting the Adler Planetarium is all about seeing a show.
The Basic Pass features choice of one show in the Definiti Space Theater or the Samuel C. Johnson Family Star Theater.
The Basic Pass also includes admission to all of the Adler's exhibitions.
$22 Adult//$18 Child
Enjoy access to the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Skydeck Chicago, and John Hancock Observatory OR Museum of Science and Industry.
CityPASS includes a VIP Adler Pass that offers flexible anytime admission with VIP entry and your choice of one 3D show and the Atwood Sphere. Pass also includes access to four additional top Chicago attractions– a 49% savings.
Buy CityPASS now.
Additionally, Adler members receive invitations to behind-the-scenes events, star parties, and sneak previews of exhibitions and sky shows. Memberships start at just $60.
Admission Pricing Chart
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.
December: 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10, 11, 16, 17
Dates subject to change. Check back frequently for updates.
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.
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.
For more information and to purchase visit GoChicagoCard.com.
The Adler reserves the right to substitute show selection based on availability.
Not all admission passes and discounts are available online. Check at the Box Office for full availability. The Adler VIP Pass is included with your purchase of the CityPASS at the Adler Box Office or online. Call 312.294.0360 to reserve your Adler VIP Pass.
**A valid ID is required for college student and senior citizen admission prices.