Adler Planetarium

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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.

Support the Adler! Help inspire the next generation of explorers with a tax-deductible contribution to the museum.

Admission & Passes

Premium Pass

Best Value!

Explore the best the Adler has to offer–the world's most advanced planetarium.

The Premium Pass features the choice of two shows including Adler's newest, Cosmic Wonder, and another show of your choice.

Enjoy all exhibitions and admission to the historic Atwood Sphere

 $28 Adult// $22 Child     


See the City!

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

Includes flexible anytime entrance without advance reservation and choice of any two shows and the Atwood Sphere.

$94 Adult//$79 Child     

Basic Pass

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 360 CHICAGO (formerly 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 any two shows and the Atwood Sphere. Pass also includes access to four additional top Chicago attractions– a 50% savings.

Buy CityPASS now.

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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 $60.

Learn more about Memberships.


Admission Pricing Chart


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. 

Discount Days: 
June 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12

Dates subject to change. Check back frequently for updates.

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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. 


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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.

For more information and to purchase visit

Additional Information

Please Note

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.

Microsoft is the Adler Planetarium's leading technology partner.