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The Adler Planetarium on a sunny, summer day, with a line of guests on the museum steps.

How To Get To The Adler Planetarium And Museum Campus During The 2023 NASCAR Chicago Street Races

Tuesday June 6th
Bella Mutert

If you couldn’t snag tickets for the races, you’re probably still looking for a stellar way to celebrate Independence Day weekend. If so, then you’re in luck, because the Adler Planetarium will be open to the public during the races, on July 1–2, 2023.

Museum Campus showing an aerial view of the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, and Chicago skyline in the fall at sunset.

Museum Campus Organizations Announce Plan-A-Visit Information For NASCAR Chicago Race Weekend And Shoulder Days

Wednesday May 17th
Adler Planetarium Staff

Chicago Museum Campus organizations share transportation and hour updates for the 2023 NASCAR Chicago Street Race weekend and shoulder days.

Couple embracing while looking at the Saturn exhibit in Our Solar System, at the Alder Planetarium.

A Perfect Date Night—Five Things to See at the Adler Planetarium

Tuesday February 7th
Bella Mutert

Header Image: Couple embracing while looking at the Saturn exhibit in Our Solar System, at the Adler Planetarium. Chicago is a city full of possibilities, opportunities, and adventures. But with so many options of places to go and things to see, how do you find the perfect spot for an out-of-this-world, wholesome date night?  The […]

Behind-The-Scenes of NASA’s Roving with Perseverance Exhibit Installation at the Adler Planetarium

Wednesday July 20th
Nikki O'Hara

Image Header: NASA’s Roving with Perseverance traveling exhibit in the Adler Planetarium’s Our Solar System exhibit.  If you work at the Adler Planetarium, you’ll be part of some pretty interesting things. But it’s not every day that you get to be part of a new exhibit installation, especially one from NASA! There is so much […]

Front exterior of the Adler Planetarium with a blue sky.

10 Things At The Adler Planetarium You Don’t Want To Miss

Wednesday January 26th
Colleen Cesaretti

Header Image: Adler Planetarium December 2021. Editor’s Note: Updated in January 2024 to reflect more current and updated exhibit information. As the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere (and one of the historic attractions located on Chicago’s Museum Campus) we’ve got some pretty stellar exhibits you don’t want to miss during your visit! Read on to […]

Postcard from the 1930s featuring the Adler Planetarium in what is nowadays known as Chicago Museum Campus. Note the Shedd Aquarium just below, and the Field Museum next to it. (Adler Planetarium Archives).

Defying Boundaries in the Museum World

Tuesday January 29th
Pedro Raposo

The Adler Planetarium opened to the public on May 12, 1930, forming a triumvirate of museums with the Field Museum and the Shedd Aquarium in what is nowadays known as Chicago Museum Campus, a beautiful park by Lake Michigan. In 1932 the Adler’s first director, Philip Fox, wrote: “the three [museums] are fittingly closely associated […]


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