Adler Planetarium

Group Visits


Plan Your Group Outing at the Adler

As America's first planetarium, the Adler Planetarium is a must see for groups of all ages. From our world-renowned collection to immersive sky shows to interactive exhibitions and programs, the museum has something for everyone.

Whether your group is composed of adults, seniors, university students or school kids (pre-K through grade 12), you can share in the experience of seeing a sky show, touring our collection, exploring our exhibitions together. Our variety of sky shows, space science exhibitions and group menu options, along with our spectacular view of the Chicago skyline will make your visit together an experience to remember. Let us help you plan your next group visit.

K-12 School Groups

The Adler is a great place for a field trip. Whether you are from the area or out-of-state, we are dedicated to giving your students a rewarding experience.

Complete the online field trip reservation form. We will verify availability and send confirmation of the reservation. Learn more about field trip pricing and general information.

Register your School Group on our Field Trip page today! 


Scout Groups

Need to complete your astronomy badge? Plan your own troop trip during the day or bring your badge book to an Astro-Overnight to help you complete your badge requirements.

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Cub Scout Belt Loop
Cub Scout Badge
Cub Scout Pin
Boy Scout Badge
Brownie Space Explorer
Girl Scout Sky Search


Adults & Seniors

The only thing better than an Adler experience is a shared Adler experience. Let us help you plan your group visit for adults and seniors, including exhibitionsshows, and dining


Tour Groups

The Adler Planetarium makes its home on Museum Campus, just south of downtown Chicago. We offer a selection of group opportunities with benefits to make your trip-planning easier.



Bring the Family

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Let us help inspire your family's adventure into space exploration. The Adler offers several exhibitions for visitors of all ages to look, build, go and ask questions about space. For our youngest explorers, visit our Planet Explorers exhibition, designed especially for children ages 3-8 and their caregivers. 


The Adler offers a number of immersive space shows that are appropriate for children of varying ages. For little ones we suggest One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure and Night Sky Live! for ages 8 and up.


Our daily programs encourage you to actively engage with the processes of science and science topics. Facilitated by trained staff and volunteers, these quick hands-on experiences are located throughout our galleries.