Event Spaces

Host your next special event in the Adler Planetarium's Solarium!

Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Solarium

Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Lake Michigan and Chicago’s magnificent skyline, making the Solarium the premier event space at the Adler and the most spectacular backdrop for any occasion. Included with the booking of the Solarium are the adjacent terraces to enhance the experience.

Photo Credit: Avery House


Host your next special event in the Adler Planetarium's Nancy A. Petrovich Skyline Terrace!

Nancy A. Petrovich Skyline Terrace

Take in the iconic Chicago skyline and enjoy the open air on the Skyline Terrace. This scenic spot is perfect for cocktails, ceremonies, and people-watching.


Host your next special event in the Adler Planetarium's Clark Family Welcome Gallery!

Clark Family Welcome Gallery

This one-of-a-kind venue for cocktails or an intimate dinner features futuristic architecture and colorful lighting that can be customized for any occasion.


Host your next special event in the Adler Planetarium's Grainger Theater!

Grainger Sky Theatre

Under the soaring 36-foot domed ceiling of the Adler’s premier sky theater, your guests will be completely immersed in your event. Ideal for a seated dinner, cocktail or lounge area, dance floor, or presentation, the Grainger Sky Theater provides an experience your guests won’t soon forget.


Host your next special event in the Adler Planetarium's Rainbow Lobby!

Rainbow Lobby

When afternoon sunlight streams through its prismatic doors, the Rainbow Lobby lights up with a cascade of little rainbows. Use the area for cocktails or as a colorful prelude to your event.

Host your next special event in the Adler Planetarium's Johnson Theater!


Samuel C. Johnson Family Star Theater

It’s no coincidence that Adler scientists use this space to explore astronomy topics with the general public—the Samuel C. Johnson Family Star Theater is the perfect setting for a lecture or presentation.

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