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 pm 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
$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 advance tickets today!
Upcoming Adler After Dark
March 20: Here Comes the Sun
Spring has sprung! March 20 marks the vernal equinox, where there are exactly 12 hour of daylight and 12 hours of night. It also means the weather is (slowly) getting warmer, so join us and the The Garfield Park Conservatory and celebrate spring by learning the basics of bees & beekeeping with a group trivia game and a special Honey Tasting. Learn more about how and why we have seasons, and learn the colorful history of our favorite star—the Sun—in a special one-night-only sky show. Leave the cold weather where it belongs and head to Adler After Dark!
April 17: Geek Chick 2.0
Channel your inner geek and explore the worlds of sci-fi, fantasy, and more at Geek Chic 2.0 on April 17! Bring all your friends, but no nerf herders allowed.
May 15: Terra Firma
On May 15, join the Oriental Institute and the Adler as we explore the historical roots of astronomy and how different cultures have viewed the heavens.
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!