Adler After Dark: Chicago 2033 | Nov. 15

Adler After Dark: Chicago 2033 | Nov. 15

What is Adler After Dark?

Exclusively for adults 21+, this evening offers you open access, unlimited shows, and unique entertainment every third Thursday of the month from 6:00–10:00 pm (Summer hours, May-August: 6:30–10:30 pm.)  With themes that change every month, Adler After Dark is never the same event twice. Reinvent your Adler experience every month with friends, family, or that special someone on a date they’ll never forget.

November 15: Chicago 2033

Eighty-five years ago, the newly-opened Adler Planetarium was a central attraction at the Century of Progress World’s Fair.

The Fair’s motto—Science Finds, Industry Applies, Man Conforms—focused on a promising future full of scientific progress and technological innovation during the throes of the Great Depression. Explore the legacy of the Fair and look forward to the innovations that await us in 2033—a century since the Fair and Chicago’s bicentennial—this fall at Adler After Dark.

Get ready to:

  • Travel back to 1933 with Chicago 00, an immersive VR project produced in collaboration with the Chicago History Museum and filmmaker Geoffrey Alan Rhodes
  • Check out select objects & prints from the Fair in a special “Collections Corner” program and a special pop-up program with our friends from One Book, One Chicago & the Chicago Public Library
  • Explore technologies of the near-future & meet the folks making it happen at our “Future World’s Fair” featuring partners like the Array of Things, Plant Chicago, The James Dyson Foundation, and more
  • Commemorate your experience with a postcard or poem from Poems While You Wait, a typewriter performance collective that produces poetry on demand

Travel back and flash forward in time this November and experience Chicago—and the planetarium—as you never have before, drink in hand, only at Adler After Dark.

Plan your evening ahead of time using our event schedule!


Advance Purchase: 
$20 General Admission/$15 Adler members

At the Door (Based on Availability):
$25 General Admission/$20 Adler members

Doane Observatory tour tickets are not available for our November Adler After Dark.

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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Need some Adler After Dark costume inspiration? Check out some of our photo albums of past AAD attendees! If you’re planning on attending an Adler After Dark event in costume, please see our Cosplay & Costuming Weapons Policy.