Adler at Night

Every Wednesday night we are open late!

Our Wednesday hours, from 4:00 pm–10:00 pm (last admission 9:00 pm), are the perfect time to roll up your sleeves and let curiosity be your guide! Join us after work, after school, or for date night at the Adler Planetarium. You’ll find hands-on, minds-on activities, experiences, and shows about the universe that will blow your mind!

Our award-winning sky shows are not to be missed. Imagine the Moon with us, search for a new ninth planet, take a fast-paced tour of the solar system, get to know the sky above Chicago, and fly through the stars at impossible speeds in our state-of-the-art theaters. Check out trailers for all of our sky shows!

Best of all? Every Wednesday is free Museum Entry for Illinois residents with proof of residency! To show proof of residency, you can use a valid Illinois driver’s license or photo ID, Illinois student ID with photo, or a photo ID plus a document (utility bill, lease, etc.) that shows your name and Illinois address.

All tickets must be bought online, in advance of your visit. All sales are final. Book your tickets for Adler at Night if you’re an Illinois resident or non-Illinois resident.


Experience the wonders of the universe through interpretive dance

In this first-of-its-kind collaboration between Action Lines Media, The Joffrey Ballet, and the Adler Planetarium, Cosmic Rhythms connects the motion of celestial bodies with the motion of human bodies—the relationships that echo throughout the universe. Featuring Adler astronomer’s expertise, breathtaking imagery, and bold choreography by Joffrey Ballet dancer, Xavier Nuñez, this fulldome show takes audiences on a mesmerizing journey through the cosmos.

Cosmic Rhythms will play on Wednesday nights, during Adler at Night, at 6:15 pm in the Grainger Sky Theater for a limited time between February 14 through April 17, 2024.


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