Adler Planetarium After Dark. If you’re looking for something different to do consider attending the next Adler After Dark.
When: Every third Thursday of the month from 6:00–10:00 pm (Summer hours, May-August: 6:30–10:30 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 $8.00. 2019 Free Chicago Museum Days
Online ticket sales start at 9:00 am on the first of the month and end at noon on the day of the event. Event capacity is limited and likely to sell out. 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 $34.95.
Doane Observatory tour tickets are $8, availability is limited and sell out quickly. Tours last approximately 15 minutes, are after sunset and 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. The Doane is located at the back of the Planetarium on the lake. You have to walk outside to get to it. FYI the Doane has no heat or A/C so dress accordingly.
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 (weather permitting) $8.00 per person extra.
- Live entertainment
- The best view of the skyline from anywhere in Chicago.