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Public Hours

Last admission one hour before close.

Monday: 9:00 am–4:00 pm

Tuesday: CLOSED**

Wednesday: 4:00 pm–10:00 pm*

Thursday: CLOSED**

Friday: 9:00 am–4:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am–4:00 pm

Sunday: 9:00 am–4:00 pm

*Every Wednesday night is free for Illinois Residents with proof of residency. To show proof of residency, you can use a valid Illinois driver’s license or photo ID, Illinois student ID with photo, or a photo ID plus a document (utility bill, lease, etc.) that shows your name and Illinois address.

**From October 3–May 23, the Adler will be closed on Tuesdays and Thursdays exclusively for school field trips. This excludes the following school breaks when we will be open to the public all week:

  • November 20 through November 24 (closed November 23 for Thanksgiving Day)
  • December 22 through January 15
  • March 22 through April 8

The Adler Planetarium is closed on Christmas Day and Thanksgiving Day.

Heads Up: Directions and Parking

Museum Campus can get busy with our cultural attractions, stadium, and concert venue. We encourage you to plan ahead regarding directions and parking!

All Museum Campus parking lots are owned by the Chicago Parks District and managed by Standard Parking. The Adler does not control parking rates. 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 that may impact parking or travel to the Adler and Museum Campus.


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