Adler After Dark: Enchantment Under the Stars | Nov. 21

Adler After Dark: Enchantment Under the Stars | November 21 | Tickets on Sale | 21+

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 21: Enchantment Under the Stars

Join us on November 21, for a romantic evening under the stars and an exclusive first-look at the museum’s newest exhibition, Chicago’s Night Sky.

Connect with your favorite constellation, create a piece of unique cosmic art, and discover how people all over the world—including Chicago—have depicted and engaged with the night sky. Help create a starry masterpiece (drink in hand) using the view from Adler with artists from Bottle & Bottega, or ask our friends from Poems While You Wait to draft a poem inspired by the night sky for your special someone. Check out our one-night-only Team Trivia with Astronomy on Tap, and learn all about how light pollution increasingly obscures our view of the stars—and what the Adler and the City of Chicago are doing to combat this (and what you can you do to help).

Lastly, at this event only, go on an immersive journey into the universe with Sphere, a live musical performance and fulldome sky show that takes you on a trip through space and time, oscillating between deep, synth-driven science-fiction moments and blissful suspension, carried by lush string arrangements. This experience is not to be missed!*

*Please note that Sphere is an additional $10.00 ticket, which can be added to your order at checkout. There will be two screenings at the event; you will be able to choose your desired showtime. This show is approximately 45 minutes long.

Adler After Dark Announcement

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 steller 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

Please note that we will not be holding Doane Observatory Tours during the November Adler After Dark as we are currently in the process of installing a larger telescope in the observatory. Stay tuned for information about Doane Observatory tours, featuring our new “eye on the sky,” at a future 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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