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Shows

Grainger Sky Theater

Grainger Sky Theater

The largest of Adler's domed theaters, the Grainger Sky Theater offers audiences unique shows using the most immersive, technologically enhanced theater experience ever developed for a planetarium.

Cosmic Wonder

Cosmic Wonder

New PG G

Presented as a live show, Cosmic Wonder tells the compelling story of how, through time, we have pieced together an understanding of the cosmos, inviting audiences to ask questions and help scientists unlock modern mysteries of the unknown.

 

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Welcome to the Universe

Welcome to the Universe

New PG G

Leave the Earth behind and tour some of the most intriguing destinations in space. Welcome to the Universe expands your horizon to a billion light-years by harnessing the visualization capability of the Grainger Sky Theater.

 

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Destination Solar System

Destination Solar System

New PG G

Take a trip to the future with Destination Solar System, a live show that takes explorers on a tour of the Solar System! Tours to the hottest spots and the coldest, most spectacular sights will launch daily beginning May 16.

 

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Definiti Space Theater

Definiti Space Theater

The Adler's second domed theater, the Definiti Space Theater takes audiences on a spectacular journey in any one of its featured shows using an all-digital projection system.

Night Sky Live!

Night Sky Live!

New PG G

Get a closer look at the sometimes strange, and often breathtakingly beautiful, diversity of objects that are right above us in tonight's night sky.

 

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Earth, Moon & Sun

Earth, Moon & Sun

New PG G

Discover the relationship between the Earth, Moon, and Sun with the help of Coyote, an amusing character adapted from Native American oral traditions.

 

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One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure

New PG G

Explore the night sky with your favorite friends from Sesame Street. Follow along with Big Bird, Elmo and their friend from China, Hu Hu Zhu, as they learn about the Big Dipper, the North Star, the Sun and the Moon.

 

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Back to the Moon for Good

Back to the Moon for Good

New PG G

Experience the Google Lunar XPRIZE challenge, a world-wide competition to be the first independent group to land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon - and by doing so winning the largest incentivized prize in history, $30 million. 

 

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Samuel C. Johnson Family Star Theater

Samuel C. Johnson Family Star Theater

The Adler's recently redesigned Samuel C. Johnson Family Star Theater allows audiences to the chance to see one incomparable show in dazzling, high definition 3D.

Space Junk 3D

Space Junk 3D

New PG G

What goes up doesn't always come down. Fifty years after launching our dreams into space, we're left with a troubling legacy of a growing field of debris that threatens the safety of the orbital space that surrounds the Earth.

 

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