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
February 18, 2019 (President’s Day)9:00 am – 4:00 pmSpace Visualization Lab and around the museumCelebrate Black History/Future Month at the Adler Planetarium with a full day of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM) programming.

Partners and Programming

  • Robots Loading Cargo with Chicago Knights FIRST Robotics
  • Arts and Crafts with the Bronzeville Children’s Museum
  • Hiding in Plain Sight: Neutrino Physics with Multi-Ton Liquid Argon Detectors with Katrina Miller
  • Science Project: Let’s make planets! with Ashley Walker
  • Afrofuturism Dance Inspiration with Ytasha Womack
  • High Energy Astronomy with Gayle Ratliffe, PhD

*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!