New 2017 dates coming soon! Check back here in August for more details.

Don’t miss your chance to spend the night at the museum!

What is Included

  • Check out our hands-on activities
  • See two amazing sky shows
  • Enjoy a light night-time snack
  • Savor a continental breakfast
  • Want to enjoy the evening, but can’t spend the night? No worries. There is an evening-only option available. Enjoy the same program, but sleep in your own bed.

Please note that Astro-Overnights are limited to children ages 6-12 with their families, scout group, or other special group. All children attending the evening-only portion or the full Overnight MUST be accompanied by an adult.

Sample Schedule (PDF)
Family Information (PDF)
Group Information Packet (PDF)

Overnight (5pm Friday – 8am Saturday): $60 per person/$55 per member or groups of 15 or more
Evening only (6-10pm): $30 per person/$27.50 per member or groups of 15 or more
VIP Sleeping Option: For $70 per person, you can sleep under the “stars” in our Grainger Sky Theater for a truly magical experience!

Questions? Contact us at or 312-294-0360.

*Parking is not included with the price of the Astro-Overnight

Not sure what to do about dinner?
Let the Adler take care of that for you! For just $11 per person, you can pre-order dinner to be ready when you arrive. Dinner includes a personal cheese pizza, chocolate chip cookie, and a fountain drink. Dinner will be available for pick-up from 5 pm till 8 pm.

Café Galileo’s is open during Astro-Overnights from 5:00 – 8:00 pm with several menu options.

If you are a group leader of 15+, please contact us so we can check availability and get you registered.


Families or groups of 14 or less, please select from the options below.

What Others Say

“[The] memories are priceless. I enjoyed seeing my daughter having fun while learning about our solar system.”

“[It was a] great opportunity to spend time with my daughter while exposing her to educational material at the same time.”

“Being able to go through the exhibits with a limited crowd, see [two] shows, and sleep the night in the exhibits was worth the money. My daughter had a blast and this is something she would want to do again (and bring her sister with us next time).”

From Our Shop

store1_630x380Pick up an Astro-Overnight patch! Pick it up in the Adler Store (not available online).

If You Like This, Check Out

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    10:30 am
  • Undiscovered Worlds

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