Adler Planetarium

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  • Museum 9:30 am - 4 pm
  • Café 10 am – 3 pm
  • Shop 9:30 am - 4 pm

Getting to the Adler

1300 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605
Chicago Transit Authority Metra Take the CTA to Roosevelt or the Metra to Museum Campus

From the North

From the City, north of the museum, take Lake Shore Drive (US-41) south past Grant Park. Continue south on Lake Shore Drive until the 18th Street exit.

Turn left on 18th Street and continue as it bends left, becoming Museum Campus Drive. Turn right on Solidarity Drive. For the entrance to the parking lot, turn right on Lynn White Drive, the entrance to the parking lot will be on your left.

From the West

Take the Eisenhower Expressway, I-290 east. Continue to Congress Parkway.

Turn right on Columbus Drive to Lake Shore Drive (US-41). Continue south until the 18th Street exit.

Turn right on 18th Street and continue to Museum Campus. Turn right on Solidarity Drive. Turn right on Lynn White Drive, entrance to the parking lot will be on your left.

From the South

From the City, south of the museum, take Lake Shore Drive North (US-41) north. Continue on Lake Shore Drive until the 18th Street exit.

Turn right on the 18th Street and continue as it bends left, becoming Museum Campus Drive. Turn right on Solidarity Drive. For the entrance to the parking lot, turn right on Lynn White Drive, the entrance to the parking lot will be on your left.

Public Transportation

By Bus

#146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express/Museum Campus
#130 Museum Campus (mid-May through Labor Day)

By Train

Roosevelt CTA stop servicing Red, Orange and Green lines. Offers connections to #146 bus located at State and Roosevelt Road.

For routes, schedules and fares please visit the CTA website or call 312.836.7000.

Coming to the Adler on the Metra? Visit the Metra website or call 312.322.6900 for schedule information, fares and other related travel information.

For regional travel information, please visit the RTA Trip Planner or call 312.836.7000.

Parking & Handicap Accessibility

Parking Lot

Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Adler Planetarium or in the parking garage at Soldier Field. Metered street parking is also available.

The standard rate for the lot adjacent to the Adler is $19 per car, but rates change frequently due to activities like football games, concerts, and other special events. All parking on the Museum Campus is owned by the Chicago Park District and managed by Standard Parking. For the most current parking information, visit the Soldier Field Parking website.

Handicapped Parking

There are several reserved handicapped parking spaces in the Adler Planetarium lot close to the accessible entrance.

Accessible Entrance

The Adler Planetarium's wheelchair accessible entrance is located at the South Box Office.