When: Every third Thursday of the month from 6:00–10:00 pm (6:30–10:30 pm May-August events).
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 tour tickets are $5, 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.
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
November 16: Adler After Dark Ages
Travel back to the Middle Ages and enjoy an ale or a mead and celebrate all things medieval. Check out Poems While You Wait, a special Tarot station, and presentations about Adler’s collection of medieval astronomical instruments and talks on medieval cosmology, science, and culture.
For the crafty Adler will be building (and testing) model trebuchets and DaVinci-inspired machines. The evening’s entertainment includes Irish & Scottish pub tunes, sea shanties and medieval & Renaissance weapons demos from the Chicago Swordplay Guild.
December 21: Spacecation
Space tourism is quickly becoming a reality. Learn more about space tourism ventures then visit one of the Adler’s planetary travel agencies to book your next “spacecation” to far-out destinations like Mars, Jupiter’s moons, Pluto, and more!. Receive a planetary passport and tips on how to pack your space suitcase.
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