Adler Planetarium Special Offers

Special Admission Offers

Adler Planetarium Free Days

Countless galaxies, unfathomable distances, exploding stars, diamond planets, black holes, there’s no way around it, space is freaking awesome! Come learn more at the Adler Planetarium during our Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. General Admission provides access to all exhibitions and experiences (excluding the historic Atwood Sphere Experience and sky shows.*)

*On Illinois Resident Discount Days, Illinois residents may also upgrade to an All Access Pass at a discounted price and gain access to the Atwood Sphere Experience and any of our breathtaking sky shows.

Whether you are looking for free activities for kids, want to learn more about space or take in the amazing view of the Chicago skyline, free days are a great time to stop by!

Upcoming 2017 Free Days at the Adler: 

August 21 (Eclipse Day!)
September 11-17
October 9 (Columbus Day)
October 25-27
November 10 (Veteran’s Day observed)
November 15-17
December 4-10

Note: A valid ID with an Illinois address is required at the box office  for these special admission prices.

Dates subject to change. Check back frequently for updates.


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Save 53% and enjoy VIP access to the Adler Planetarium or The Art Institute of Chicago, Shedd AquariumThe Field Museum, Skydeck Chicago, and 360 CHICAGO or Museum of Science and Industry. You’ll skip most ticket lines, too!

Valid 9-days. Cost:Adult $99.75 ($207.95 value) and Child 3-11 $84.75 ($174.90 value). Purchase booklets and printable or mobile vouchers at citypass.com or at the Adler Planetarium box office for the same low price.

Every Day 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.

Students and Seniors (with ID) receive $2 off admission (any admission).

City of Chicago residents, with proof of residency, receive discounts on all admission passes in recognition of the generous support from the city.

Check at the Adler box office for details.


Free Admission Day For Chicago Public School Students

CPS students and one (1) accompanying adult will receive free General Admission on Monday, August 28. Students and their adult guest can upgrade their ticket to an All Access Pass with discount: $17.95 for adults; $16.95 for children (ages 3-11).


Museums For All

Museums For AllThe Adler is proud to participate in Museums For All, an initiative designed to make museums more accessible to families nationwide by removing financial barriers.

Any family that qualifies for state food assistance and is in possession of an EBT card (known in Illinois as a Link card) or a WIC ID, is eligible to participate. Eligible participants may receive a Basic Pass (which includes one show) for up to eight people at $1 per guest. Any guest who wishes to upgrade to an All Access Pass (unlimited shows) may do so for $5 per guest.

Cards or IDs must be shown at the Adler box office only to receive this special rate.

For further detail, please review our Museums For All FAQ.

Chicago Museum Free Days

Shedd Aquarium Free Days (located on Museum Campus)

Other Chicago Area museums have their own dates for Illinois Resident Free Days. Please visit their websites for more information.

Field Museum Free Days (located on Museum Campus)

Other Chicago Area museums have their own dates for Illinois Resident Free Days. Please visit their websites for more information.

Museum of Science and Industry Free Days

Other Chicago Area museums have their own dates for Illinois Resident Free Days. Please visit their websites for more information.

Art Institute of Chicago Free Days

Other Chicago Area museums have their own dates for Illinois Resident Free Days. Please visit their websites for more information.