Ticket Options


Aside from some discounted tickets* that cannot be purchased in advance, all tickets must be bought online, in advance of your visit. All sales are final. Please choose sky shows carefully as changes after purchase cannot be accommodated. There is no timed entry; you may visit any time during our public open hours. However, there is no late seating for sky shows. Last admission to the museum is one hour before close.

Check out all of the things you should ‘know before you go’ right here.



Current Adler Members and Star Pass Holders can use our new Pass Portal to reserve tickets and sky shows for an upcoming visit. The universe is in your hands!

All Access, All Year Round

Includes unlimited entry to the museum for one year with access to all exhibitions, experiences including our Doane Observatory, your choice of unlimited sky shows plus 10% off in our Cosmic Cafe and 15% off in our Space Shop on every visit.

Individual: $65
Family*: $180

*2 adults and all household children up to age 17

All Exhibitions + Two Sky Shows

Includes entry to the museum with access to all exhibitions and experiences PLUS your choice of two sky shows.

Adult: $35
Child (ages 3-11): $24

All Exhibitions + One Sky Show

Includes entry to the museum with access to all exhibitions and experiences PLUS your choice of one sky show.

Adult: $28
Child (ages 3-11): $17

All Exhibitions

Includes entry to the museum with access to all exhibitions featuring the Adler’s world-class collections, PLUS ourCommunity Design Labs, Space Visualization Lab and Doane Observatory experiences.

Adult: $19
Child (ages 3-11): $8

Spend less, experience more

CityPASS® saves 50% on admission to 5 top Chicago attractions, including the Adler Planetarium, Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, Skydeck Chicago, and more! Visit the attractions at your own pace, in any order, over a 9-day period. One easy purchase and instant, paperless mobile ticket delivery.

Adult: $228 $114
Child (ages 3-11): $192 $93


Our award-winning sky shows are not to be missed. Imagine the Moon, search for a new ninth planet, take a fast-paced tour of the solar system, get to know the sky above Chicago, and fly through the stars at impossible speeds in one of our state-of-the-art theaters. See trailers for some of our most popular shows below or click here for previews of all of our sky shows!

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Imagine the Moon

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Destination Solar System

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Skywatch Live

Discounts, Special Offers, and Free Days

The Adler Planetarium offers a variety of discounted tickets throughout the year. Check out our page dedicated to these special offers including Illinois Resident Discount Days, discounts for Chicago residents, and more.


*Advanced ticket purchases are not available for the following discounts: Museums for All, CityPASS, Go City, Bank of America cardholders, and Corporate Members. Individuals looking to take advantage of those special offers should proceed to the box office for discount verification and admission processing.

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