Adler After Dark: Planetary Prom | May 16

Adler After Dark: Planetary Prom | May 16, 2019 | Tickets on Sale Now!

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.

May 16: Planetary Prom

Break out your dancing shoes, fluff your hair, and make sure you’ve landed the perfect date—it’s Planetary Prom!

Start of the night off with a cosmic cocktail over some 80s, 90s, and early 2000s beats. Then show off your best moves at the Prom Court photo booth!

Explore how our closest cosmic neighbor, the Moon, inspires us to look up in our newest sky show, Imagine the Moon. Plus, check out some out-of-this-world (and explosive) science demos, hands-on experiments, cosmic crafts, and more!

Join planetary scientist Sarah Hӧrst as she shares new findings from the wildest moon in the Solar System—Titan—and other exotic planetary locations. Or try your hand at a special Planetary Prom Team Trivia (prizes will be awarded) or a Selfie Scavenger Hunt that will take you on an epic quest all over the museum.

Grab your date, don your best prom fashion, and get ready to dance the night away—only at Adler After Dark.

Plan your evening ahead of time with our event schedule!


Advance Purchase: 
$20 General Admission/$10 Adler members

At the Door (Based on Availability):
$25 General Admission/$15 Adler members

Doane Tours:
$8 General Admission/$8 Adler members

Doane Observatory tour tickets are available in limited quantity and sell out quickly. Tours last approximately 15 minutes and are always scheduled after sunset. Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather conditions.

Please note: Observatory programs may be altered or canceled due to weather without advance notice; if clouds or other conditions do not permit viewing through the telescope, an alternate program in the Observatory will be substituted, at the discretion of Observatory staff.

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.