Bring the kids and delve into science fiction and fantasy genres at the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum at Family After Dark: Sci-Fi & Fantasy Adventure on Friday, September 28, 2018 from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. General Admission Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for children twelve and under, $8 for Adler members, and free for children free and under. Tickets cover full access and admission to all exhibits and galleries; unlimited sky shows in the two dome theaters; special hands-on activities and presentations on what your unique fingerprints say about you, imagine what aliens from another planet might look like and make masks with “Thark aliens,” and experiment with different materials to experience near-space conditions; live entertainment; and the best view of the Chicago skyline in Chicago. Purchase tickets online here.
Tickets do not include food and drinks, but you can bring your own food and drinks for a picnic outside. A limited menu will be available at Galileo Café, along with a child-friendly bar with select adult beverages, water, juice, milk, and soda.
Tickets are $20 ($15 for Adler Members) if purchased in advance online and $25 at the door ($20 at the door for Adler Members). Please note that for the Adler After Dark event in October, tour tickets for Doane Observatory will not be available. Event capacity is limited and may sell out, so tickets may not be available at the door. For group of fifteen or more people or corporate booking, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Be prepared to show photo identification card at the door.
Normally, the Adler Planetarium is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. However, it will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Monday, October 8, 2018; Friday, November 23, 2018; Saturday, November 24, 2018; Sunday, November 25, 2018; and from Wednesday, December 26, 2018 through Tuesday, January 1, 2019. It will be closed on Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 22, 2018) and Christmas Day (Tuesday, December 25, 2018).
The Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum is located at the northeastern corner of Northerly Island, which is really a peninsula. It is the only island from a chain of artificial islands Daniel Hudson Burnham, Senior (1846-1912) and Edward H. Bennett (1874-1954) called for in the Plan of Chicago. Northerly Island is part of the Chicago Park District’s Burnham Park. The Field Museum of Natural History, the John G. Shedd Aquarium, and Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum comprise the Museum Campus at the northern end of Burnham Park, east of Grant Park in downtown Chicago. Soldier Field and the Lakeside Center of McCormick Place are immediately south of the Museum Campus in Burnham Park. The Arie Crown Theater is inside the Lakeside Center.
Figure 1 Credit: Photo courtesy of Adler Planetarium Caption: The Trustees of the B.F. Ferguson Monument Fund commissioned Sir Henry Moore (1898-1986) to produce the bronze sundial sculpture Man Enters the Cosmos that stands northwest of the Adler Planetarium.
The address is 1300 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, Illinois 60605. The phone number is (312) 922-7827. The Website U.R.L. is https://www.adlerplanetarium.org.