Adler Planetarium


Be an explorer. Become a member today!

Be An Explorer. Become an Adler Member Today!

Being a member has always been the best way to experience the Adler. Now it’s even easier – with new levels and benefits designed to make your membership work for you.

In addition to exclusive benefits, your membership provides support for new exhibitions, sky shows, education and outreach programs, collections conservation, and frontier science research.

Explore Adler membership levels and benefits below and join today.

Annual Fund members support all Adler initiatives with tax-deductible contributions of $250 or more, and receive special benefits, behind-the-scenes access, and exclusive invitations. Learn more about the Annual Fund.

Visit Support the Adler if you would like to make a tax-deductible, non-membership gift to the museum.

All Members Receive

  • Unlimited free general admission and theater tickets
  • 15% discount in the Adler Store 
  • 10% discount in Café Galileo’s 
  • Invitations to exclusive member events and VIP access to new shows
  • Subscription to AdlerStar Member Magazine and e-news
  • Discounted tickets to Adler After DarkAstro-Overnights, and Adler Programs
  • Free general admission to the DuSable Museum of African American History and the National Museum of Mexican Art
  • FREE Historic Atwood Sphere Experience
  • Members-only admission line
  • FREE coat check

Membership transactions cannot be refunded or exchanged. Benefits are for non-commercial use by individual members and cannot be transferred.

Membership Levels

Family doing an activity

Family Plus

All Basic Benefits for 2 cardholders, 2 guests, and all children*, plus:

  • Free general admission at participating ASTC science centers and museums nationwide (outside 90 mile radius of the Adler)
  • 4 free Adler After Dark passes - NEW
  • Discounts on Adler Summer Camps and Birthday Parties
  • Membership for children in Kid’s Explorer’s Club
  • Discounts on weeklong student camps at U.S. Space & Rocket Center - NEW
  • One additional caregiver card (upon request) - NEW

1 year: $189
2 year: $299

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Boy looking through a telescope


All Basic Benefits for 2 cardholders and all children*, plus

1 year: $129
2 year: $229

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Girl playing at an exhibit

Individual Plus** New Level 

All Basic Benefits for 1 cardholder and 1 guest, plus:

1 year: $109
2 year: $179

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All Basic Benefits for 1 cardholder and 1 guest

1 year: $89
2 year: $149

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*children under 1 household, up to age 17
**Students (with a valid ID) and Seniors (ages 65+) may receive a $10 discount on Individual and Individual Plus membership

Kid's Explorers Club

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Adventures in Learning

Enroll your family in the Kid's Explorers Club for a learning adventure at the Adler! The club provides tools to play and learn throughout the museum and at home. Kid's Explorers Club members receive a Mission Log and lanyard. In the Mission Log, kids collect stamps by completing activities, certifications, and special assignments. With the required number of stamps collected, kids can win a special prize!

Parents or grandparents must have an Adler Planetarium Family Plus Membership or Annual Fund Membership for children to be eligible for the Kid's Explorers Club.

Visit the box office during your visit to receive your passport book and lanyard to begin your missions!