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A Message To Our Community Regarding COVID-19

Header Image: Adler Planetarium with a Full Moon in the background taken by Adler Planetarium Telescope Volunteer in July 2020. Image Credit: Bill Chiu
The Adler welcomed guests back this summer to popular museum experiences; full museum reopening will take place in March 2022.

Museum Opening Updates

The Adler Planetarium’s physical building will fully reopen to the public in March of 2022. Like many cultural institutions, the Adler Planetarium was hit hard financially during the pandemic. Opening the museum at full capacity now would further strain our limited resources and reduced staff. We have developed a timeline that will allow us to fully reopen from a position of strength.

However, now that the State of Illinois and the City of Chicago are officially in phase 5, the Adler Planetarium is able to bring back some of our most popular in-person experiences in a limited capacity this summer beginning July 3, including weekend screenings of our famous sky shows. Tickets are on sale now!  We’re also excited to announce a new public observing program, ’Scopes at the Adler! We’re welcoming people into the Doane Observatory for in-person public observing on clear nights this summer and fall. All of the details can be be found right here. Capacity for ’Scopes at the Adler events are extremely limited (only 12 tickets!), so you’ll want to join our Facebook Group or follow us on Twitter @adlerplanet to be the first to know when tickets for an evening event drops! Masks are required indoors for all guests and staff for your safety and the safety of those around you.

Any  additional updates to hours and programs will be announced here on our website, by email, and via our social media channels.

Stay Connected with Us

If you need a little more space in your life, check out our online programs, activities, and exhibits. You can stay up to date by following us on all of your favorite social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter) or subscribing to our weekly Space from Home email giving you all the space you need. Join us for one of our live programs, get some tips on stargazing, or tackle an activity whenever the mood strikes. All of our online resources can be found right here.

Make a Gift to the Adler

We’ve received a lot of messages from amazing community members who want to know how to help. If you’ve ever considered giving to the Adler, and if you are able, you can make a huge difference to our staff and operations during these unprecedented times by making a gift today.


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