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Welcome to the Universe


About the Show

From the surface of the Earth to a supercluster of galaxies a billion light-years away, Welcome to the Universe gives you a chance to explore space first hand. Using the technology of the Grainger Sky Theater– the world's most advanced theater, you can experience cosmic destinations with incredible accuracy. Frequently updated with new scientific data, Welcome to the Universe gives you a chance to view Earth in a way that was previously only possible for astronauts, and experience the rest of the Universe in a way that was not possible, until now.

Teacher Resources

Prepare students before their visit and encourage curiosity after by downloading our Educator's Guide.

Add Understanding the Universe to meet an Adler astronomer. Your students can ask questions and learn about the latest discoveries. Show required.


The Adler Planetarium gratefully acknowledges The Grainger Foundation for its leadership in transforming the historic Sky Theater.

NBC5 Chicago is the exclusive Welcome to the Universe TV Media Partner.