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Special Offers

The Adler Planetarium offers a variety of discounted tickets throughout the year. The majority of the discounted tickets available must be purchased online in advance of your visit. Explore special offers below!

Adler Planetarium Free Days

Countless galaxies, unfathomable distances, exploding stars, diamond planets, black holes, there’s no way around it, space is freaking awesome! Come learn more at the Adler Planetarium during our Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive free Museum Entry to the museum. Museum Entry provides access to all exhibitions and experiences (excluding the historic Atwood Sphere experience and sky shows.*)

*On Illinois Resident Discount Days, Illinois residents may also upgrade to a Museum Entry +2 pass at a discounted price and gain access to any of our breathtaking sky shows. You’ll be given an option to do this upon checkout.

Whether you are looking for free activities for kids, want to learn more about space or take in the amazing view of the Chicago skyline, free days are a great time to stop by!

2022 Illinois Resident Discount Days

The Adler is excited to announce that we will be free for Illinois residents (with proof of residency) every Wednesday evening from 4-10 pm (our new Wednesday hours.) Stop by after work or school, or for date night and enjoy everything the Adler has to offer at night, for free as part of our Illinois Resident Discount Days program.

Reserve your free Museum Entry tickets and add on any sky shows for the full experience! All tickets must be purchased online and in advance. All sales are final. 

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Note: Proof of residency will be required upon checkout. 

Museums For All

The Adler is proud to participate in Museums For All, an initiative designed to make museums more accessible to families nationwide by removing financial barriers.

Any family that qualifies for state food assistance and is in possession of an EBT card (known in Illinois as a Link card) or a WIC ID, is eligible to participate. Eligible participants may receive a Museum Entry +1 (which includes one show) for up to eight people at $1 per guest. Any guest who wishes to upgrade to a Museum Entry +2 may do so for $5 per guest.

Cards or IDs must be shown at the Adler Box Office only to receive this special rate. At this time, no online ticket purchases are available for this discount.

For further detail, please review our Museums For All FAQ.

Bank of America Card Holders

Bank of America card holders receive complimentary Museum Entry the first weekend of each month. To take advantage of this benefit, proceed to the Accessible Entrance on the day of your visit and show the box office staff your Bank of America card and matching photo ID for admission access. If you’d like to add on any sky shows or purchase any additional tickets, you can do so then. At this time, online reservations are not available for this benefit.

Every Day Discounts*

Chicago Residents

City of Chicago residents receive $2 discounts on all admission passes in recognition of the generous support from the city. Proof of residency will be validated online during the checkout process.

MUSEUM ENTRY MUSEUM ENTRY +1 MUSEUM ENTRY +2

All tickets must be purchased online and in advance. All sales are final. Discount not valid on Wednesday nights.

Teachers

Teachers, including Chicago Learning Exchange (CLX) members, receive one free adult Museum Entry admission, which can be applied to the cost of any admission pass. Proper identification or proof of employment will need to be shown at the Box Office upon arrival in order to validate this discount.

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All tickets must be purchased online and in advance. All sales are final. Discount not valid on Wednesday nights.

Military Personnel

Active-duty U.S. military, national guard, reserve and military veteran personnel receive one free adult Museum Entry admission, which can be applied to the cost of any admission pass. Proper identification or proof of service will need to be shown at the Box Office upon arrival in order to validate this discount.

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All tickets must be purchased online and in advance. All sales are final. Discount not valid on Wednesday nights.

Museums in the Park & Park District Employees

Museums in the Park (MIP) & Park District Employees receive two free Museum Entry admissions, which can be applied to the cost of any admission pass. Verification of employment will need to be shown at the Box Office upon arrival to in order to validate this discount.

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All tickets must be purchased online and in advance. All sales are final. Discount not valid on Wednesday nights.

Museums in the Park Volunteers

Museums in the Park volunteers receive up to four free adult Museum Entry admissions (volunteer plus three guests), which can be applied to the cost of any admission pass. Verification of volunteer status will need to be shown at the Box Office upon arrival to in order to validate this discount.

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All tickets must be purchased online and in advance. All sales are final. Discount not valid on Wednesday nights.

DuSable Museum of African American History Members

Members of the DuSable Museum of African American History receive one free admission of any kind (Museum Entry, Museum Entry+1 or Museum Entry+2.)  Verification of DuSable Museum membership will need to be shown at the Box Office upon arrival to in order to validate this discount.

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All tickets must be purchased online and in advance. All sales are final. Discount not valid on Wednesday nights.

National Museum of Mexican Art Members

Members of the National Museum of Mexican Art receive one free admission of any kind (Museum Entry, Museum Entry+1 or Museum Entry+2.)  Verification of National Museum of Mexican Art membership will need to be shown at the Box Office upon arrival to in order to validate this discount.

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All tickets must be purchased online and in advance. All sales are final. Discount not valid on Wednesday nights.

Kids Museum Passport Holders

Kids Museum Passport Holders receive four free Museum Entry admissions, which can be applied to the cost of any admission pass (Museum Entry+1 or Museum Entry+2). Groups must include at least one child under 18 with a maximum of two adults for this pass to be valid. Guests are required to present the Kids Museum Passport pass for validation of this discount at the Box Office upon arrival.

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All tickets must be purchased online and in advance. All sales are final. Discount not valid on Wednesday nights.

 

 

ASTC Travel Passport Program

Members and employees of science centers and museums that are located more than 90 miles away from the Adler Planetarium and that participate in the ASTC Travel Passport Program are eligible for up to six free Museum Entry admissions to the Adler (2 adults and 4 children ages 3–17). These admissions can be applied to the cost of any admission pass (Museum Entry+1 or Museum Entry+2).

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Members must present their active membership card featuring the ASTC logo and valid photo ID at the Adler Box Office for validation of this discount prior to entry. Employees may show proof of employment.

All tickets must be purchased online and in advance. All sales are final. Discount not valid on Wednesday nights.

Chicago CityPASS

CityPASS makes sightseeing easy and affordable. Save 48% on admission to 5 top Chicago attractions, including the Adler Planetarium. Visit the attractions at your own pace, in any order, over a 9-day period. One easy purchase and instant, paperless mobile ticket delivery.

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CityPASS holders cannot make Adler ticket or sky show reservations in advance. On the day of your visit, CityPASS holders can show your pass at any entrance and a member of our box office staff can assist with booking sky shows based on availability.

 

Every day discounts must be used to purchase tickets online in advance (except where noted) and cannot be combined.

*At this time, discounted tickets are not available for Wednesday evening visits.

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Field Museum Free Days (located on Museum Campus)

Museum of Science and Industry Free Days

Art Institute of Chicago Free Days

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