Adler After Dark: Geek Chic VI | April 19

Adler After Dark: Geek Chic 6 | Thursday, April 19 | 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!

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.

Questions? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions!

April 19: Geek Chic VI

Introducing… Episode 6: Return of Geek Chic—only at Adler After Dark!

Hop in your TARDIS or catch the fastest shuttlecraft to the Adler where members of the 501st Stormtrooper Legion will square off for the fate of the galaxy and our friends from Five Year Mission will perform their original songs based on episodes of Star Trek TOS!

Bring out your inner science geek with fun, hands-on experiments (Spock would be proud) and display your true geekiness in a battle of wits at the Fifth Annual Geek Chic Trivia Extravaganza! Plus, don’t miss a special scavenger hunt based on those pesky Infinity Stones from the Marvel Universe and catch a special dome-cast of Universe Update as we watch live with our west coast friends at the California Academy of Sciences.

As always, cosplay encouraged!* Our friends at The Age of the Geeks will be hosting our annual cosplay contest, so choose your favorite Doctor, Jedi, or superhero and join the fun!

Be there. Be square. (Just don’t be a nerf herder.)  And teleport on down to Adler After Dark: Geek Chic VI.

Plan your evening ahead of time using our event schedule!

*Planning to dress up? Check out our Cosplay & Costuming Weapons Policy.

What Others Says

“It’s all great fun. While I did not purchase the ticket due to the theme, I thought it was very nicely planned and very entertaining. I love viewing the planets and the using the telescopes and attending the shows and lectures. It’s the best $20 you can spend in the city.”

“As a parent, I often do not have the time during the day to visit one of my favorite museums without my children. Adler After Dark gave me an opportunity to spend an evening with my husband, explore subjects we love, and have an interactive experience (like our children enjoy at the museum). I also love the exclusive feel of the event. It is not too crowded, and the attendants have a chance to talk to the guests in small groups. It’s a great alternative/addition to the night life of Chicago.”

“It was so much fun. I went…not knowing what to expect and it was a total blast. We had a drink, danced, met some new people, got glam-rock face paint, checked out the star show and the exhibits. [It was] so much more than I thought the experience was going to be and I’m definitely interested in attending future events. I have been telling all my friends and showing them photos. Great job, it was a truly memorable experience.”


Advance Purchase
$20 General Admission/$15 Adler members

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

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.