Adler After Dark
Looking for the perfect date night? Want exclusive museum access?
Exclusively for adults, this 21+ evening event offers you open access, unlimited shows, and unique entertainment every third Thursday of the month from 6 to 10 pm. With themes that change every month, Adler After Dark is never the same event twice. Reinvent your Adler experience every month with friends, family, or a special date they’ll never forget.
Music, multiple bars, and the best views of Chicago’s skyline round out the night.
The votes are in and the hands-down winner is Adler After Dark. What are you waiting for? Book your tickets today!
Please be aware that event capacity is limited and likely to sell out. Purchase your tickets online before the day of the event as tickets may not be available at the door. Check back for up-to-date ticket availability details. For group (15 or more) or corporate booking, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
$15 General Admission/ $10 Adler members
At the door:
$20 General Admission/$15 Adler members
Notice About the Doane Observatory
Please be advised that the Doane Observatory will be closed beginning on Monday, April 28, for renovations. It will be unavailable for public observing or ticketed tours until the first phase of the project concludes this October.
Learn more about the Doane Renovation
Adler After Dark are now sold out! Check back on October 1st at 9 am to purchase tickets to next month's Adler After Dark.
Upcoming Adler After Dark
September 18: Hops n' Bots
Celebrate Oktoberfest early…with robots and craft beer at Adler After Dark: Hops n’ Bots! Taste your way around the museum, as local craft breweries will be serving samples of their brews all night long. Once you’ve gotten your hop fix, check out the bots in a series of demonstrations courtesy of local university robotics groups, clubs, and more. And don’t miss the otherworldly sounds of Terrible Spaceship, who will perform selections from their album—Invasion 1938. This is sure to be an epic merger of beer, machine, and space—so purchase your tickets now before they sell out!
October 16: Dead Space
How deep and dark and debilitating is the chasm of space? Find out at our Halloween dance party, with beats and thrills to bring the dead to life.
November 20: Galactic Gastronomy
Kick off the holiday season in style and check out some of the coolest culinary delights this side of the Milky Way—only at Adler After Dark.
Chicago Reader's "Best After-Hours Museum Event"
Chicago Reader named Adler After Dark Chicago's "Best After-Hours Museum Event" for 2013. With the best view of the Chicago skyline, open access to the museum, and unique entertainment, Adler After Dark is the place to be!