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.
For one night only a month, the Adler’s Doane Observatory is exclusively open for Adler After Dark guests. This tour of Chicago’s largest public telescope is not to be missed and sells out every month.
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!
Purchase your tickets in advance to save money. Advance tickets sales end at 12 p.m. on the day of the event. Tickets can be purchased at the box office the night of the event. For group (15 or more) or corporate booking, please contact email@example.com.
$15 General Admission/ $10 Adler members
At the door:
$20 General Admission/$15 Adler members
$5 General Admission/ $5 Adler members
Doane Observatory tours are available as an add-on ticket for an additional $5.00 after the 'Shopping Cart' page. Tickets are available in limited quantity and sell out quickly. Tours of the Doane Observatory last approximately 15 minutes and are always scheduled after sunset (when "open house" hours have ended). Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather conditions.
Purchase your tickets today!
Upcoming Adler After Dark
December 19: Season of Wonder
Winter is coming and we're getting in the holiday spirit at Adler After Dark: Season of Wonder! Member organizations from our friends at the Chicago Cultural Alliance will be showcasing their cultural holiday traditions and craft work in our Holiday Marketplace (see full list of participating organizations below). Examine the strange properties of a holiday treat in Fruit Cake Science and learn about what makes wintertime the best time of year to go stargazing in our special holiday sky show, Winter Sky Live. And don't forget to wear your ugliest holiday sweater for a chance at fabulous prizes. So warm up at the coolest after-hours museum event in town this holiday season, Adler After Dark!
Balzekas Museum of Lithuanian Culture
Chicago Japanese American Historical Society
Chinese American Museum of Chicago
DANK Haus German American Cultural Center
Irish American Heritage Center
Mitchell Museum of the American Indian
January 16: Lunatics
Where do Martians drink beer? At a Mars bar of course. Come explore the lighter side of the universe at Adler After Dark: Lunatics!
Chicago Reader's "Best Evening Museum Event"
Chicago Reader named Adler After Dark Chicago's "Best Evening 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!