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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.

For the best experience, we recommend you check-in at least 10 minutes prior to the show. There is no late seating.

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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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.

For the best experience, we recommend you check-in at least 10 minutes prior to the show. There is no late seating.

Undiscovered Worlds

Undiscovered Worlds

New PG G

In a few short years we have discovered hundreds of planets orbiting around other stars; the first worlds beyond our own Solar System. Undiscovered Worlds tells the exciting story of the search for new planets and examines the possibilities of finding life beyond Earth.

 

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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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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.

For the best experience, we recommend you check-in at least 10 minutes prior to the show. There is no late seating.

This Has Been To Space

This Has Been To Space

New PG G

Take a trip with the Adler’s Far Horizons program as they launch a high-altitude balloon with scientific experiments to the edge of space. Experience the balloon pursuit and recovery across two states only to bounce down in the most unexpected of places. 

 

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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 3D visualization capability of the S. C. Johnson Family Star Theater.

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