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CityPASS

Save 53% and enjoy VIP access to the Adler Planetarium or The Art Institute of Chicago, Shedd AquariumThe Field Museum, Skydeck Chicago, and 360 CHICAGO or Museum of Science and Industry. You’ll skip most ticket lines, too!

Valid 9-days. Cost:Adult $98 ($207.95 value) and Child 3-11 $82 ($174.90 value). Purchase booklets and printable or mobile vouchers at citypass.com or at the Adler Planetarium box office for the same low price.

Adult $98 Child $82
Anytime All Access Pass

Explore the best the Adler has to offer–its premier show,Planet Nineplaying in the Grainger Sky Theater.

The Anytime All Access Pass offers access to all exhibitions, which features Adler’s world class collections, as well as the Atwood Sphere Experience and your choice of unlimited shows, including Planet Nine.

Adult $34.95 Child $29.95
Basic Pass

Visiting the Adler Planetarium is all about seeing an amazing show. With the Basic Pass you have a choice of one standard show in any theater (does not include Planet Nine.)
The Basic Pass also includes admission to all of the Adler’s exhibitions, which showcase its world class collections.

Adult $24.95 Child $19.95
General Admission

General admission passes include access to all exhibitions.
The Adler webstore offers some of our most popular passes; a wider selection of shows are available for sale exclusively at our box office during regular museum hours. Only adult and child tickets are available online; senior and student tickets are available with a valid ID at the Adler Planetarium box office.
Please note that tickets are available until 9:00 a.m on the day the of admission. If you would like to purchase tickets after 9:00 a.m., please choose tickets for a future date or visit us at the box office to purchase tickets on the day of admission. Please verify that all of your event selections are on the same date.

Printed tickets are required at the door. No refunds or exchanges.

Adult $12 Child $8
Membership: 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
Membership: Family

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

1 Year $129 2 Year $229
Membership: Individual Plus

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

1 Year $109 2 Year $179
Membership: Individual

All Basic Benefits for 1 cardholder and 1 guest.

1 Year $89 2 Year $149

Directions

1300 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605

Public Transportation

Take the CTA to Roosevelt or the Metra to Museum Campus


By Bus

#146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express/Museum Campus
#130 Museum Campus (mid-May through Labor Day)

By Train

Roosevelt CTA stop servicing Red, Orange and Green lines. Offers connections to #146 bus located at State and Roosevelt Road.


For routes, schedules and fares please visit the CTA website or call 312.836.7000.

Coming to the Adler on the Metra? Visit the Metra website or call 312.322.6900 for schedule information, fares and other related travel information.

For regional travel information, please visit the RTA Trip Planner or call 312.836.7000.


Parking & handicap accessibility


Parking Lot

Parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Adler Planetarium or in the parking garage at Soldier Field. Metered street parking is also available.

The standard rate for the lot adjacent to the Adler is $19 per car, but rates change frequently due to activities like football games, concerts, and other special events. All parking on the Museum Campus is owned by the Chicago Park District and managed by Standard Parking. For the most current parking information, visit the Soldier Field Parking website.

Handicapped Parking

There are several reserved handicapped parking spaces in the Adler Planetarium lot close to the accessible entrance.

Accessible Entrance

The Adler Planetarium's wheelchair accessible entrance is located at the South Box Office.


Plan Your Trip

You love learning about people through programs, shows and exhibits. You want to know more about the people behind the discoveries—their feelings, motivations and experiences. The Adler has the itinerary for you.

When You Arrive

Café Galileo's

For a nice, relaxing lunch and the best view of the Chicago skyline there’s nowhere better than Café Galileo’s. Café Galileo’s provides a variety of freshly prepared options, including an array of soups, sandwiches, salads, flatbreads, beverages and desserts.

Adler Store

The Adler Store offers something for everyone! You’ll find educational toys and games, space books and videos, Adler gear, and much more in-store and online. Proceeds from your purchase support scientific research and STEM education throughout the Midwest.

In The Area

Shedd Aquarium

Field Museum

The Art Institute of Chicago

Soldier Field