The Adler Planetarium was the first planetarium in the United States and has been delighting audiences with the spectacle of the night sky since 1930. The Definiti Space Theater and permanent exhibits transport you to the outer reaches of the Universe.|
Adlerís newest exhibit, Planet Explorers, lets families with children ages 3 to 8 take the helm in this modern-day space adventure. Future space explorers will enter a world where they can play and learn what it takes to be part of a mission to outer space. Through role-playing, children will become space scientists, astronauts and space explorers. The exhibition covers many aspects of space exploration including mission control, space flight and exploring a mysterious, distant body known only as Planet X.
Shoot for the Moon highlights the exciting stories of space exploration and America's bold plans to travel to the Moon. The exhibit begins with A Journey with Jim Lovell, featuring the fully-restored Gemini 12 spacecraft and the Lovell Collection of personal space artifacts. In Mission: Moon, young visitors discover the thrills and dangers of being an explorer and imagine their own futures in space. Activities include the Moon Wall, Lunar Leap, and Moon scale.
The Adler is home to three full-size theaters, including the all-digital projection Definiti Space Theater and the 3D Universe Theater.
Now Playing at the Adler
Journey to the Stars: Join Academy Award-winner Whoopi Goldberg and embark on a stunning voyage through time and space to experience the life and death of the stars in our night sky. Dive into the heart of our fiery Sun and glimpse its distant future as it transforms into a massive red giant. Tour familiar constellations like Orion the Hunter, explore new celestial mysteries and discover the fascinating unfolding story that connects us all to the stars.
One World, One Sky: Big Birdís Adventure: One World, One Sky: Big Bird's Adventure is an original planetarium show based on the popular children's show Sesame Street.
Night Sky Live!: Take an in-depth journey through the cosmos with Night Sky Live! With the help of modern exploration and observing techniques, this show gives the audience a deeper look at the sometimes strange, and often breathtakingly beautiful, diversity of objects that make up our universe.
Great Observatories in 3D: Embark on a tour around the world - and into space - to visit the world's Great Observatories in 3D. Visit today's modern observatories to look at - and through - some of the largest and most powerful telescopes. Learn how these cutting-edge instruments open up breathtaking new views of the sky never before possible.
3D Vision: Imaging the Universe: 3-D is more than just a gimmick used for entertainment purposes- scientists use some of the same 3-D techniques found in movies, along with other technologies, to explore the Universe in ways that were not possible before.
- General admission
- One or two theater presentations (optional upgrade only)
Daily; The planetarium is closed on Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.
Admission is complimentary for children ages 2 and younger. Some special exhibits may not be included in the cost of general admission.
|After you book your activity, follow these 3 easy steps:|
1. Print your voucher; locate the voucher in your travel confirmation e-mail or in the My Trips/My Itineraries link on the site.
2. Follow the redemption instructions on your voucher; it is critical to do this before you depart.
3. Take all vouchers with you; you must redeem one voucher per person.
Exchange your voucher for activity:
On the day you wish to visit, please present your voucher(s) and the photo ID of the person whoís name is on the voucher(s) at any Adler Planetarium box office window. You may select your theater presentation show and time when you exchange your voucher(s); valid only if you have booked general admission + theater presentation.
|Terms and conditions|
|Cancellations and Changes: This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to two days before the scheduled start of your trip. The scheduled start of your trip is defined as your hotel check-in date, your departure date of the originating flight, or the date of the Activity if the Activity was booked without a flight or a hotel.|