Visitors can journey to the stars or experiment with telescopes at the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum. Also, there is ... More
Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum
Visitors can journey to the stars or experiment with telescopes at the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum. Also, there is plenty to learn about space travel, solar systems and galaxies through stunning displays. The informative, virtual reality StarRider Theater takes visitors on a tour of the Milky Way in chairs with interactive armrests. Shop at the Out of This World museum store which sells space-related souvenirs and gifts. For details on admission prices, driving directions, parking, audio tours and events check the website.
Worst out of all the museums here in Chicago...by FAR! It's not on the same level as the other museums here in Chicago and they shouldn't even charge general admition because there is actually noithing to see except the few 3D movied they show which you have to buy a ticket for. The only thing that was of some value was a capsule and the telescope room everything else was empty space honestly. If your plan is to be disapointed and bored out of your mind than by any means go see it if not than Go visit something else instead, Museum of Science and industry is an amazing museum and has a very solid section of astronomy also complete with a rover, a capsule, and a lot of other information and is by far supreme to this subpar museum which feels like a uncomplete section of an exhibit. There is honestly nothing good to say about it... I've been there couple of times but for whatever reason I thought maybe they updated the exhibits or something and I actually went with some visitors I had this time around and I feel embarrassed taking my guests there, I really did... I made up for the embarasment with taking them in the other museums in the days to follow like the Field museum, Shed aquaurium, Museum of art and Museum of science and industry and they were all magnificent...now my guests were impressed and so was I.
We visited Chicago for a week and bought the City Passes. All of the things we visted with the City Pass were great except for this place. I feel asleep during the presentations, have the exhibits were broke, and the other half were for kids. We at at the cafe, which was overpriced and had nothing above an average meal. Only thing this museum has going for it is the view.
There were no long lines and the people that worked here were very nice. Saw the presentation about the night sky and the guy that did it knew a lot and I learned a lot. The rest of the place was really designed for kids. The Cafe was packed and over priced but the food was decent and the views were amazing. For someone that likes to learn, likes the stars, or has kids I would go here.
the planetarium is the black sheep of the museum campus. the only good thing about that museum is the view from the cafe and the theater... and half the shows in the theater completely bore you because they're poorly made or aimed for a younger audience. You can walk through the entire museum in about 30-45 minutes, the hands on exhibits are entirely designed for kids and the ones that aren't don't have much to them. Half the staff are nice and the other half aren't helpful and some are just plain rude. So, Id say save your money and go to the field instead.
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