Free Days in 2018 at Chicago’s Adler Planetarium

The Adler Planetarium in Chicago is offering free admission throughout 2018 on Illinois Resident Discount Days.   On these free days in 2018, general admission to the planetarium is free.  There is an additional fee for shows and the Atwood Sphere.  Check out all the latest free days in 2018 at Adler Planetarium below.    Call 312.922.STAR or click below for discounts and details.


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Touch a piece of the Moon, Mars, a meteorite, and three different asteroids. Visit the Grainger Sky Theater with 360-degree visualizations, or check out the Atwood Sphere — the oldest large-scale mechanical planetarium built in Chicago in 1913, originally used to train pilots to navigate the nighttime sky. The Adler Planetarium in Chicago is a fascinating place, filled with daily programs, sky shows, exhibitions, and science activities; and much more out-of-this-world stuff. Study the planets, Moon, and stars; or one of the largest, most significant collections of scientific instruments in the world — rare books, works on paper, paintings, models, archives and more. Shoot for the stars when you visit the country’s first planetarium


Adler Planetarium

1300 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605

Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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The Adler Planetarium has a new show, as well as a new welcome lobby filled with colorful, undulating walls. source: Adler

Illinois Resident Discount Days in 2018

Countless galaxies, unfathomable distances, exploding stars, diamond planets, black holes, there’s no way around it, space is freaking awesome! Come learn more at the Adler Planetarium during our Illinois Resident Discount Days—where Illinois residents receive FREE General Admission to the museum. General Admission provides access to all exhibitions and experiences (excluding the historic Atwood Sphere Experience and sky shows.*)


*On Illinois Resident Discount Days, Illinois residents may also upgrade to an All Access Pass at a discounted price and gain access to the Atwood Sphere Experience and any of our breathtaking sky shows.


Whether you are looking for free activities for kids, want to learn more about space or take in the amazing view of the Chicago skyline, free days are a great time to stop by!


2018 Illinois Resident Discount Days

January 3, 4, 7-12, 15-19
February 2, 5-9, 14, 19-22
June 21
August 27-31
September 9-16
October 8, 21, 24, 25
November 11, 12, 14, 15
December 1, 3-7, 10


free days at adler planetarium

Come out for some more free 2018 Discount Days at the Adler Planetarium in Chicago! The Adler is a recognized leader in science education, with a focus on inspiring young people to pursue careers in science.




Address: 1300 S Lake Shore Dr
Opening hours: Weekdays 9:30am–4pm, weekends 9:30am–4:30pm.Summer daily 9:30am–6pm.
Transport: Bus: 12, 130, 146.


Chicago Adler planetarium free days in 2016

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