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Save 51% and enjoy VIP access to the Adler Planetarium or The Art Institute of Chicago, Shedd AquariumThe Field Museum, Skydeck Chicago, and 360 CHICAGO or Museum of Science and Industry. You’ll skip most ticket lines, too!

Valid 9-days. Cost:Adult $106 ($217 value) and Child 3-11 $89 ($184 value). Purchase booklets and printable or mobile vouchers at or at the Adler Planetarium box office for the same low price.

Adult $106 Child $89
Anytime All Access Pass

Explore the best the Adler has to offer.

The Anytime All Access Pass offers access to all exhibitions, which features Adler’s world-class collections, as well as the Atwood Sphere experience and your choice of unlimited shows, including the Adler’s newest show, Planet Nine.

*Children under 3 are free.


Adult $34.95 Child $29.95
Basic Pass

Visiting the Adler Planetarium is all about seeing an amazing show. With the Basic Pass you have a choice of one show in any theater!

The Basic Pass also includes admission to all of the Adler’s exhibitions, which showcase its world class collections.

*Children under 3 are free.

Adult $24.95 Child $19.95
General Admission

General admission passes include access to all exhibitions.

The Adler webstore offers some of our most popular passes; a wider selection of shows are available for sale exclusively at our box office during regular museum hours. Only adult and child tickets are available online; senior and student tickets are available with a valid ID at the Adler Planetarium box office.

Please note that tickets are available until 9:00 am on the day the of admission. If you would like to purchase tickets after 9:00 am, please choose tickets for a future date or visit us at the box office to purchase tickets on the day of admission. Please verify that all of your event selections are on the same date.

Printed tickets are required at the door. No refunds or exchanges.

*Children under 3 are free.

Adult $12 Child $8
Membership: Family Plus

All Basic Benefits for 2 cardholders, 2 guests, and all children*, plus:

  • Free general admission at participating ASTC science centers and museums nationwide (outside 90 mile radius of the Adler)
  • 4 free Adler After Dark passes – NEW
  • Discounts on Adler Summer Camps and Birthday Parties
  • Membership for children in Kid’s Explorer’s Club
  • Discounts on weeklong student camps at U.S. Space & Rocket Center – NEW
  • One additional caregiver card (upon request) – NEW
1 Year $189 2 Year $299
Membership: Family

All Basic Benefits for 2 cardholders and all children*, plus

1 Year $129 2 Year $229
Membership: Individual Plus

All Basic Benefits for 1 cardholder and 1 guest, plus:

1 Year $109 2 Year $179
Membership: Individual

All Basic Benefits for 1 cardholder and 1 guest.

1 Year $89 2 Year $149


1300 South Lake Shore Drive Chicago, IL 60605

Public Transportation

Take the CTA to Roosevelt or the Metra to Museum Campus

By Bus

#146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express/Museum Campus
#130 Museum Campus (mid-May through Labor Day)

By Train

Roosevelt CTA stop servicing Red, Orange and Green lines. Offers connections to #146 bus located at State and Roosevelt Road.

For routes, schedules and fares please visit the CTA website or call 312.836.7000.

Coming to the Adler on the Metra? Visit the Metra website or call 312.322.6900 for schedule information, fares and other related travel information.

For regional travel information, please visit the RTA Trip Planner or call 312.836.7000.

Parking & Accessibility

All Museum Campus parking lots are owned by the Chicago Parks District and managed by Standard Parking. The Adler does not have control over pricing. Rates can vary due to activities such as football games, concerts, and other special events. Check the Soldier Field and Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island schedules for upcoming events.

Adler Parking Lot

Located next to the Adler Planetarium
Early Bird: $11 per car, in before 9:30 am*
Standard Rates: $19 per car between 9:30 am and 4:00 pm* (Beginning January 1, 2018, the Adler lot day price will change to $20)

Soldier Field North Garage

Located on the east side of Soldier Field
Standard Rates: $19 per car for first 4 hours/$22 for 4-12 hours*

Street Parking on Solidarity Drive

Available along Solidarity Drive
Rates vary and are subject to closure by the City of Chicago

*All parking rates are subject to change without notice. For the most current parking information, visit the Soldier Field Parking website.

Accessible Parking

There are several reserved accessible parking spaces in the Adler Planetarium lot close to the accessible entrance.

Accessible Entrance

The Adler Planetarium’s wheelchair accessible entrance is located at the South Box Office.

Divvy Bike Sharing

With a station located just outside the Adler’s front doors, Divvy bike share is a great way to get to/from the museum—and 580+ other locations across Chicagoland. Use code ADLERIDE to get $2 off a Divvy 24-Hour Pass (regularly $9.95), which gives you access to thousands of bikes for a 24-hour period. Apply the discount code at any Divvy station kiosk or via the Transit app on iPhone or Android devices. Note that trips longer than 30 minutes incur usage fees. Visit for pricing, station locations, and suggested itineraries.

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Plan Your Trip

You love learning about people through programs, shows and exhibits. You want to know more about the people behind the discoveries—their feelings, motivations and experiences. The Adler has the itinerary for you.

When You Arrive

Galileo's Café

For a nice, relaxing lunch and the best view of the Chicago skyline there’s nowhere better than Galileo’s Café. Galileo’s Café provides a variety of freshly prepared options, including an array of soups, sandwiches, salads, flatbreads, beverages and desserts.

Adler Store

The Adler Store offers something for everyone! You’ll find educational toys and games, space books and videos, Adler gear, and much more in-store and online. Proceeds from your purchase support scientific research and STEM education throughout the Midwest.

In The Area

Shedd Aquarium

Field Museum

The Art Institute of Chicago

Soldier Field