Join & Give


Explore all that membership has to offer! Members at all levels can visit year-round and receive free admission and show tickets, discounts on Adler programs, merchandise, and café purchases, PLUS invitations to members-only events, and more.

In addition to exclusive benefits, your membership provides support for new exhibitions, sky shows, collections conservation, and educational outreach programs. Join, renew or give a gift membership today!

Learn more about the Adler’s premier philanthropy circle, The Alan B. Shepard Society.


Thank you for considering a tax-deductible donation to the Adler Planetarium! Your unrestricted contribution helps us create spectacular experiences for our visitors, our teen STEM community, and our neighbors throughout Chicagoland. With your support, we will inspire understanding and exploration of our Universe, spark curiosity in people of all ages, and make science fun and accessible for generations to come.

You can support the Adler through a donation, annual membership, corporate sponsorship and membership, or a charitable planned gift.

Affiliate Groups

The Adler’s affiliate groups provide leadership, financial support, and energy to benefit the museum’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) focused educational programming and world-class collections of scientific artifacts. Learn more about the Board of TrusteesWomen’s Board, and Friends of the Webster Institute and the important work that is made possible thanks to their dedicated and generous efforts.