Adler Planetarium

Girls Do Hack

The Adler held the second annual Girls Do Hack on November 15, 2014.  High school girls from around Chicagoland worked in teams with female STEM mentors to complete a variety of skills-based workshops.  Workshop topics included mobile phone hacking, exoplanet detection, and wearable tech. 

Learn more about Girls Do Hack 2014


Science Hack Day

Science Hack Day returned to Chicago on April 12-13! We had an epic 30 hour hackathon as software developers, designers, scientists and educators came together to create and prototype amazingly unexpected hacks. At the Adler's first Science Hack Day, hacks ranged from mind reading video games to Galaxy karaoke–so we expected the unexpected.

Learn more about our 2014 Science Hack Day

Random Hacks of Kindness Junior

On Saturday, February 28 teams of middle-schoolers will come to the Adler to address some of the most complex challenges facing our society. Working alongside local charities and web developers, these young innovators learned more about local community needs and helped design practical, open source technology solutions.  

Learn more about Random Hacks of Kindness Junior 2015

Civic Hack Day

Join us on Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th at the Adler's third annual Civic Hack Day.  At this event technologists and community problem-owners  improve our communities by developing technology-based solutions to civic issues.

Check out the projects from Civic Hack 2015