REEL Science Film Series

"Sci" meets "fi" at the Adler Planetarium's REEL Science!

About REEL Science

IN A WORLD where your spaceship’s computer may be trying to kill you, where Earth is a desolate pile of trash inhabited by sensitive robots, where possibly hostile space aliens are freaking everyone out, where the only thing standing between you and certain death on a distant planet is… potatoes…

ONE EVENT brings you a panel of scientists who can HELP YOU SURVIVE.

THIS FALL, GO DEEP into the science of artificial intelligence, extraterrestrial agriculture, interspecies communication, and SO MUCH MORE.

STARRING working scientists, peer-reviewed research, audience questions, the best available evidence, and probably some SPACE PUNS.

Returning to the Adler Planetarium
Fall 2018

New program details and next season information will be available in late fall 2018. Check back here for updates.

2017-2018 Event Details

Screening Schedule

5:30 pm: Doors to the Johnson Star Theater open
6:00 – 9:00 pm: Popcorn, Candy, and Beverages available for purchase
6:00 – 6:30 pm: Fun pre-show trivia and videos on theater screen
6:30 – 8:30 pm: Movie Screening
8:30 – 9:15/9:30 pm: Post-show “Reel Science” Talk w/ Adler Astronomer(s) and experts

Please note the ratings on each of the films below. Parental discretion is advised.

Tickets & Pricing*

$15 General Admission Adult
$12 Member Adult
$12 Child (up to age 11)

*Ticket prices are the same for advance sales and day-of at the Box Office

Please enter through the South Box Office. You will be directed, once inside, to the Johnson Star Theater by Adler staff.