Support the Adler

Where Will We Go Next?

At the Adler Planetarium, we follow our curiosity wherever it leads. To the edge of space. The beginning of time. Or our own backyards.

Join us on the adventure of a lifetime. Make a tax-deductible gift to the Adler today!

For a limited time, every dollar you donate will be matched!* Your support helps us inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to engage with our Universe, to explore new frontiers, to be the spark of discovery.

*Applicable on new and increased gifts up to $20,000 through December 31, 2017.

Ways to Support the Adler

Make a Gift Online

We all have the potential to discover something great. Help the Adler unlock the potential in every mind with a tax-deductible gift.

Your tax-deductible contribution will support:

  • Dynamic and innovative programs, exhibitions, and sky shows
  • Observing opportunities and frontier research in astronomy and astrophysics
  • World-class collection of scientific artifacts
  • Hands-on engagement and mentorship opportunities for early learners, teens, and STEM professionals

Join the Adler's Premier Philanthropy Circle

Members of The Alan B. Shepard Society make annual gifts of $1,000 and greater to support the Adler’s exhibitions, sky shows, and visitor programs; and help the Adler serve 550,000 visitors a year with inspiring science experiences. Shepard Society members also enable education, outreach, and research programs.

Planned Giving

Members of The Max and Sophie Adler Society leave a legacy that ensures the Adler will provide extraordinary visitor experiences for generations to come through a life-income gift or bequest.

Amazon Smile

When you shop at Amazon Smile, you have the added bonus of Amazon donating 0.5% of your purchase price to the Adler Planetarium. Visit to designate the Adler Planetarium as your charity of choice. Amazon Smile is a simple and automatic way for you to support the museum every time you shop!

Matching Gifts

Matching gifts can double the impact of your gift to the Adler! Check with your human resources department to see if your company has a matching gifts program. For more information about matching gifts, please contact the Development Office at
or 312.322.0332

Get In Touch

For questions or more information about your individual giving options, please contact our Development Office.

Adler Planetarium
Development Office