When: Every third Thursday, 6:00-10:00pm (Summer hours, May-August: 6:30 pm — 11 pm.)
Where: Adler Planetarium, 1300 S Lake Shore Dr., 312-922-7827
Cost: $20 advance tickets/$25 at the door. Buy tickets here. Doane Observatory can be added to your General Admission ticket for $5.00 apiece.
Online ticket sales start at 9:00 am on the first of the month and end at noon on the day of the event. Please be aware that event capacity is limited and likely to sell out. Please purchase your tickets online before the day of the event as tickets may not be available at the door. All guests must be 21 and up. Regular admission including unlimited Sky Shows is $29.95
Doane Observatory can be added to your General Admission ticket for $5.00 apiece. Doane Observatory tour tickets are available in limited quantity and sell out quickly. Tours last approximately 15 minutes and are always scheduled after sunset. Tours are subject to cancellation due to weather conditions. During regular business hours the Doane Observatory is free with admission. It’s open only when the weather is bright and clear and there is a volunteer available.
Cocktails and other alcoholic beverages are available for purchase at the event bars. Entrée items and snacks are available for purchase at Café Galileo’s.
- Full access and admission to museum exhibits and galleries
- Unlimited sky shows in our 3 state-of-the-art theaters
- Special guests and lectures
- Stellar hands-on educational programs
- Access to the Doane Observatory $5 extra
- Live entertainment
- The best view of the skyline from anywhere in Chicago!
Voted “Best After-Hours Museum Event,” – Adler After Dark includes open museum access, admission to scheduled sky shows and complimentary snacks. Multiple cash bars are open until 9:30 p.m. Guests must be 21 and older to enter.
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