Adler Afraid of the Dark? | Oct. 19
What is Adler After Dark?
Exclusively for adults 21+, this evening offers you open access, unlimited shows, and unique entertainment every third Thursday of the month from 6:00–10:00 pm (Summer hours, May-August: 6:30–10:30 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 that special someone on a date they’ll never forget!
Need some Adler After Dark costume inspiration? Check out some of our photo albums of past AAD attendees! If you’re planning on attending an Adler After Dark event in costume, please see our Cosplay & Costuming Weapons Policy.
October 19: Adler Afraid of the Dark?
If you grew up in the 90s, you remember the spine-tingling (and often campy) stories told ‘round the campfire in Are You Afraid of the Dark. But the universe is even scarier than you imagine. Don’t miss this fun & fear-inducing Adler After Dark!
Explore the dark side of the Universe with special programs and talks from our friends at Fermilab, including virtual reality demos and activities on particle physics, dark matter, and more. If that’s too dark for you, dance to the beats of Thriller and other Halloween classics on the dance floor, try some special brews from one of our partner breweries, and do some hands-on spooky science experiments!
And don’t miss a one-night-only showing of The Man from the 9 Dimensions, an award-winning fulldome movie from Japan that takes viewers on a mysterious journey to discover “The Theory of Everything”.
So join the Midnight Society and experience real creepy crawlies this fall, only at Adler After Dark!
What Others Says
“It’s all great fun. While I did not purchase the ticket due to the theme, I thought it was very nicely planned and very entertaining. I love viewing the planets and the using the telescopes and attending the shows and lectures. It’s the best $20 you can spend in the city.”
“As a parent, I often do not have the time during the day to visit one of my favorite museums without my children. Adler After Dark gave me an opportunity to spend an evening with my husband, explore subjects we love, and have an interactive experience (like our children enjoy at the museum). I also love the exclusive feel of the event. It is not too crowded, and the attendants have a chance to talk to the guests in small groups. It’s a great alternative/addition to the night life of Chicago.”
“It was so much fun. I went…not knowing what to expect and it was a total blast. We had a drink, danced, met some new people, got glam-rock face paint, checked out the star show and the exhibits. [It was] so much more than I thought the experience was going to be and I’m definitely interested in attending future events. I have been telling all my friends and showing them photos. Great job, it was a truly memorable experience.”
$20 General Admission/$15 Adler members
At the Door (Based on Availability)
$25 General Admission/$20 Adler members
$8 General Admission/$8 Adler members
Doane Observatory tour tickets are available in limited quantity and sell out quickly. Tours last approximately 15 minutes and are always scheduled after sunset. Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather conditions.
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