Adler Planetarium

TripExpert Score based on reviews in 7 publications
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7 expert recommendations


Fodor's Tick Choice

Tells amazing stories of space exploration through high-tech exhibits and immersive theater experiences... interactive elements and real space artifacts. Full review →


Frommer's 33

The building may be historic (it was the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere), but some of the attractions here will hold the attention of even the most jaded video game addict. Full review →


Lonely Planet

Space enthusiasts will get a big bang (pun!) out of the Adler. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

It's worth the views up and down the lakefront to walk out to the Adler, which occupies a beautiful setting. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Depression era wonder that thrilled millions at 1933 Century of Progress Exposition. Full review →


Travel + Leisure

One of three venues comprising the lakefront Museum Campus, the Adler was established in 1930, making it the first planetarium in the nation. Full review →



This lakefront attraction on the Museum Campus features loads of otherworldly exhibits Full review →

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