Adler Planetarium


This well-known Chicago landmark, situated at the end of a half-mile-long peninsula jutting into Lake Michigan, was the first planetarium in the western hemisphere. The original 1930 art deco building is a unique 12-sided rainbow granite structure crowned with a copper dome. Features include the Sky Theatre, Star Rider Theater, Doane Observatory, and the largest collection of early astronomy tools in the U.S. Children enjoy the interactive exhibits, special kids' programs, and planetarium showings of images transmitted from the observatory telescope. Call ahead for current sky shows, events, and theater screenings. The Adler is handicapped-accessible. r.


1300 S Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605


41.86620000, -87.60744900
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(312) 922-7827

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