Pop-Up Programs

From time to time, the Adler hosts one-time-only programs featuring special guests and partners from around Chicagoland. With science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) to activate the imaginations of our guests, these interactive programs can “pop up” at any time throughout the year!

From time to time, the Adler hosts one-time-only programs featuring special guests and partners from around Chicagoland (and beyond!). With science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics (STEAM) to activate the imaginations of our guests, these interactive programs can “pop up” at any time throughout the year!

Pop-Up Programs are held during daytime hours and are FREE with admission. Some programs are planned far in advance, but during your visit, you may encounter a spontaneous program not listed below. Check back here often for new surprises!

Upcoming Pop-Up Events*

DateTimeLocation/RoomProgram Description
November 1210:00 am – 12:00 pmOur Solar System GalleryThe American Indian Center is coming to the Adler to help us celebrate Native American Heritage Month. Express your personal journey through the seasons by participating in AIC’s Spiral Storytelling, an activity that combines pictures and oral history to illustrate a story or event.
November 2610:00 am – 4:00 pmSpace Visualization LabIn May 2018, the InSight lander was launched toward Mars. After six months of cruising, it will arrive just after Thanksgiving and will land in the Elysium Planitia region to study the geologic history of the red planet. Watch the landing LIVE at Adler, get the scoop from astronomers as first images and data come back, and learn the science behind this “groundbreaking” mission.
December 11:00-3:00 pmJohnson Family Star TheaterLocal authors in conversation with Adler astronomers. Meet reluctant intergalactic war heroes and grieving widows, explore strange worlds, and learn about the science that informs the fiction! Learn more about Adler Book Club.

*Please note that details for Pop-Up Programs may change. Refer back to this page on the day of your visit for the latest information.

For Partners

Pop-Up Programs are an opportunity for partner organizations to share their passion for STEAM-focused fun with Adler guests. Interested in partnering with us? Fill out our request form using the link below!

Become a Partner!