Adler Planetarium

Educational Partnerships

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Partner with the Adler

The Adler Planetarium partners with a large number of educational, cultural, and youth development organizations including select Chicago Public Schools (CPS) High Schools, the Shedd Aquarium, the Field Museum, and Chicago’s Hive Learning Network. 

School Partnerships

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Partnering with Chicago-area Schools

The Adler Planetarium is proud to partner with select Chicago Public Schools (CPS) High Schools including, The Air Force Academy HS, North Lawndale College Prep, ChicagoQuest and Noble Network Charters. We also partner with several cultural and youth development institutions in Chicago's Hive Learning Network including, YMCA of Metro Chicago’s Black and Latino Achievers Program, Yollocalli Arts Reach, the Digital Youth Network, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Shedd Aquarium, the Chicago Architecture Foundation, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

The Adler is a proud member of the Chicago Hive Learning Network.

Early Childhood Partnerships

In partnership with The Field Museum, Museum of Science and Industry, and Shedd Aquarium, the Adler Planetarium collaborates with preschool teachers and assistant teachers from Chicago Public Schools and Big Shoulders Fund to enhance science education in early childhood classrooms.  As part of the Early Science Learning program, teachers and assistant teachers engage in professional development opportunities focused on science inquiry and practical application in the classroom. Furthermore, teachers and assistant teachers participate in family events at schools and museums that reinforce and extend the relevance of science skills to everyday experiences. 

School Partnerships

The Adler Planetarium works closely with Chicago-area schools including the Air Force Academy High School, North Lawndale College Prep, and Morgan Park Academy. Partner schools participate in specialized field trips and students engage in opportunities such as internships and volunteering.