Adler After Dark

Guests gaze at the Moon during Adler After Dark.

Check Back Soon For a NEW Adler After Dark Experience!

Thank you for your interest in Adler After Dark! After ten years of after-hours fun at your favorite Planetarium, we’re hitting pause on our December and January events as we work to bring you an even bigger, bolder Adler After Dark experience.

Watch this space as we relaunch an even more stellar series beginning February 20, 2020. Your patronage means so much to us, so thank you for your support in making Adler After Dark one of Chicago’s best after-hours museum events for the last decade!

Tickets for the February 20 event will go on sale Monday, January 20.

While you wait with anticipation for the next Adler After Dark, join us at Navy Pier on Thursday, December 19, for Space in a Place! This epic event will celebrate the Star Wars saga release of Episode 9: The Rise of Skywalker. All ages welcome! Stay tuned for more info!


Advance Purchase: 
$20 General Admission/$10 Adler members

At the Door (Based on Availability):
$25 General Admission/$15 Adler members

Doane Tours:
$8 General Admission/$8 Adler members

Doane Observatory tour tickets are available in limited quantity and sell out quickly. Tours last approximately 15 minutes and are always scheduled after sunset. Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather conditions.

Please note: Observatory programs may be altered or canceled due to weather without advance notice; if clouds or other conditions do not permit viewing through the telescope, an alternate program in the Observatory will be substituted, at the discretion of Observatory staff.

Please be aware that event capacity is limited and likely to sell out. Purchase your tickets online before the day of the event as tickets may not be available at the door. Check back for up-to-date ticket availability details. For group (15 or more) or corporate booking, please contact Please bring your photo ID on the day of the event.

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Upcoming Events

  • Space in a Place | Dec. 19