REEL Science Film Series

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

About REEL Science

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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 2017

Tickets on sale now! Each event includes a film screening, trivia, Q&A, and a panel discussion with Adler scientists and special guests.

2017 - 2018 Season Lineup

October 6, 2017: The Martian [PG-13]
November 2, 2017: 2001: A Space Odyssey [G]
January 12, 2018: Arrival [PG-13]
February 9, 2018: WALL-E [G]
March 8, 2018: Demolition Man [R]

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.