Choose the Moon

#LookUp with us this winter as we celebrate the mysteries and magnetism of our closest celestial neighbor, the Moon!

The Moon has been a source of wonder for all of human history. It has been a muse for poetry, art, and epic stories. As people studied and recorded the patterns of the Moon’s movements, they discovered that it was much more than a mysterious light in our sky.

We invite all of our friends and neighbors to experience the Moon with us like never before this winter!

Winter 2018 Programming and Events

Infinite Possibilities Installation

Opens December 8, 2018

Featuring Moon by UK artist Luke Jerram, this installation explores humanity’s fascination with the Moon throughout history, the exploration it inspires, and the mysteries it still holds.

Included in museum admission.

Full Moon Fest @ Museum of Science and Industry

December 22, 2018 5:00–9:00 pm

Celebrate the last Full Moon of 2018 with a nighttime, all-ages festival curated to launch your curiosity more than 200,000 miles above Earth’s atmosphere at the Museum of Science and Industry.

Join Adler astronomers in the Smart Park for telescope viewing (weather permitting), by the Apollo 8 spacecraft to hear stories from the mission, and to take on a space-related design challenge.

Imagine the Moon

Premieres January 18, 2019

We’re kicking off the new year with a brand new sky show, Imagine the Moon, which takes a closer look at humanity’s relationship with Earth’s cosmic companion.

Upgrade your Adler admission pass to include Imagine the Moon, which premieres Jan. 18!


January 20, 2019 8:00 pm–midnight

The Moon takes center stage as our community comes together to experience a total lunar eclipse—the first visible to us in its entirety since 2015!

Presented by

Magellan Corporation