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.
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.
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.
Group visits to the Webster Institute are available for college-level
courses and professional groups. To request a Webster Institute scholarly group visit, download, complete,
and email the Group Visit Request Form.
Bring the Family
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.
The Adler Planetarium gives parents a wide range of choices when it comes to creating the perfect birthday party experience. Choose the perfect birthday party package and give the birthday boy or girl an amazing day.