Adler Planetarium


Adler Volunteer helps kids during an overnight activity.

Volunteers Wanted

Volunteers are a vital presence at the Adler, helping carry out the mission of the museum by directly engaging with guests or assisting behind-the-scenes. We recruit on a seasonal basis and match potential volunteers with opportunities that meet a combination of their skills, interests, background, and schedule availability. Upon selection, volunteers will be asked to participate in a volunteer orientation session.

Candidates must be at least 21 years of age to volunteer at Adler After Dark. Learn more about our volunteer program.

Submit your application

Volunteer Benefits

  • Become part of a dynamic scientific and educational environment
  • Receive the latest information about astronomical discoveries, special events and Chicago happenings through the volunteer newsletter
  • Free admission to the Adler and free admission to theater shows
  • Discounts at Café Galileo’s and the Adler Store
  • Free or reduced admission to many of Chicago's museums and cultural institutions
  • Discounted parking

Current Opportunities to Volunteer Behind-the-Scenes

Far Horizons Project Assistants (PDF)
STEM Mentor (PDF)