A gift to the city of Chicago from businessman Max Adler, the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum opened its doors in May of 1930 as the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. Its astronomy programs have reached over 40 million people during the past 73 years. Ten state-of-the-art exhibition galleries located in the glass-enclosed Sky Pavilion and the renovated landmark 1930s building present modern space exploration along with the history of astronomy. The StarRiderTheater featuring Digistar 3 is the most technologically advanced, audience-interactive planetarium, fueling the imagination of visitors during virtual flights through the cosmos. The Adler presents the human quest to better understand the universe.
Address: 1300 South Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605