Free Tuesdays Thru Mar 23 at Adler Planetarium in March 2010

Come out for some more free 2010 Discount Days in March as the first four Tuesdays Mar 2, 9, 16 and 23 is free admission in March 2010 (not Mar 31 as it is in the Spring Break week).  The Adler is a recognized leader in science education, with a focus on inspiring young people to pursue careers in science.  A new exhibit for families in coming and March 26, the Adler Planetarium is launching the most immersive, hands-on exhibition ever created for families at the museum. The exhibition will be called Planet Explorers, and it will offer a great space adventure packed with excitement and fun. Each child will become a space explorer and embark on an awe-inspiring journey through the Universe to the mysterious Planet X.

Activities will engage all of the senses as future space explorers and their caregivers climb, crawl, control, fly, land, discover and excavate their way through the exhibition. Families will feel the wonder of discovering a new world and the excitement of solving its mysteries.  Learn more at

EXHIBITS Now Playing:

3-D Vision: Imaging the Universe

3-D Vision: Imaging the Universe examines state-of-the-art scientific visualizations – from close up on the surface of Mars, to the Big Bang, to the formation of galaxies with hundreds of billions of stars.

3D  Vision
One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure

One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure is an original planetarium show based on the popular children’s show Sesame Street. ($7)

Sesame Street
IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System

Join scientists who are investigating the boundary between our Solar System and the rest of our galaxy in IBEX: Search for the Edge of the Solar System.

3D Universe: A Symphony

The Adler is proud to present this inspiring musical tour of the universe as one of our special contributions to the International Year of Astronomy, celebrating the 400th anniversary of Galileo’s first use of a telescope to explore the skies.

3D Universe
Cosmic Collisions

Narrated by award-winning actor, director, and producer Robert Redford, Cosmic Collisions launches visitors on an awe-inspiring trip through space and time-well beyond the calm face of the night sky-to explore the hypersonic impacts that drive the continuing evolution of the Universe. ($7)

Cosmic Collisions
Skywatchers of Africa

Skywatchers of Africa is a fascinating exploration of Africa and the cultural uses of the sky that developed over thousands of years
Skywatchers of Africa

Night Sky Live

Take an in-depth journey through the cosmos with Night Sky Live!, presented in the historic Sky Theater.



Charter One Discount Days at the Adler are made possible by the generous support of the Charter One Foundation.
5, 11-15, 19, & 26
2, 8-12, 16, & 23
2, 9, 16, & 23
20 & 27
4, 11, 12, 18 & 25
7, 13-17, 21, & 28
5, 12, 19, & 26
2, 9, 16, 23, & 30
7, 14, & 21
Museum admission is free on the above days.

About the Adler Planetarium

Take advantage of the Adler’s free on-site telescopes for a breath-taking view of Chicago’s world-famous skyline. Recently named one of USA Today’s “Ten Great Places to Study Skylines of the World,” the Adler Planetarium telescopes are available to museum visitors during regular museum hours (weather permitting). On the first Friday of every month, get a glimpse of the night sky through Chicago’s largest public telescope, the Doane Telescope, during the Adler’s monthly Far Out Friday event. Check for more details.

Location and Travel Information

The Adler Planetarium is located at 1300 South Lake Shore Drive on the shores of Lake Michigan on Chicago’s beautiful Museum Campus. Exit Lake Shore Drive at 18th Drive, continue north on Museum Campus Drive. Then veer right onto Solidarity Drive. Cash-only parking is available in the lot adjacent to the Adler.

Adler Planetarium – 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, (312) 922-7827,

Regular Schedule

Monday – Friday
Saturday and Sunday
Adler After Dark (Third Thursdays)
10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

One Comment

  1. Not every Tuesday is free: 2, 9, 16, & 23

    (ed – Mar 31 is during spring break week and the Adler has carved that out from the free tuesdays)

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