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Collections

Collections at the Adler Planetarium

The Adler is home to one of the largest and most significant collections of historic scientific instruments in the world. The Adler’s collections also include rare books, manuscripts, archival materials, models, and photographs.

Online Catalog

The Adler’s online collections catalog allows anyone and everyone to search our digitized collection of objects, books, historical photographs, and archival materials, at the touch of their fingertips or click of a button.

Search our Catalog

At the Adler

Items from the Adler’s collections can be found throughout the museum in our exhibition spaces, including Mission Moon, Astronomy in Culture, and Telescopes: Through the Looking Glass. Items are also featured at Adler After Dark and Members’ Night events at our Collections Corner where you can chat with our collections staff in person!

Plan Your Visit

Social Media

Collections items are regularly featured on the Adler’s FacebookTwitter, and Instagram accounts. To catch the latest posts, be sure to follow us online!

On Google Arts and Culture

The Adler Planetarium’s partnership with Google Arts and Culture provides an online exhibition space where tens of thousands of visitors (worldwide!) have already gained access to the stories that make the Adler a place of discovery and wonder.

Check it out

 

Other Resources

Research Appointments

For research appointments, download and fill out the Research Request Form below and submit to astrohistory@adlerplanetarium.org.

Download Research Request Form

Rights and Reproduction Requests

For rights and reproductions requests, please email astrohistory@adlerplanetarium.org.

Collection Staff

Get to know the Adler’s collection staff!

Meet our Staff

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