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“a very pleasant experience”
Review of Adler Planetarium

Adler Planetarium
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US$34.95*
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Adler Planetarium and Astronomy Museum
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US$75.00*
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US$36.00*
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Ranked #56 of 680 things to do in Chicago
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: The Adler has a prime location on the lake, but keeps its eyes on the stars.
Useful Information: Activities for young children
Reviewed 15 August 2014

This attraction does have a fair number of visitors but we did not feel so overwhelmed as in the aquarium. There were still lots of activities for children but I think adults also did well. Staff were keen to share their enthusiasm and were polite and friendly. The cafe was reasonably priced and had magnificent views of the lake. We did not have time for the regular planetarium show 30mins but our city pass included a 10min show in an antique planetarium for 4. The guide was keen knowledgeable and was the best bit so would recommend you do not miss this.

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Reviewed 14 August 2014

We were a bit disappointed, we both loved - star/planetarium stuff, but found ourselves bored. If you are a kid or love to read, press buttons and learn about space its an okay experience. But The price is a bit steep for what it is.

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Reviewed 13 August 2014

If you want to see a nice view of the city, go there! Is so cool, but if you go and expect for fun and entertainment, your wrong. This place is boring and with no room for fun... Don´t waste time and money.

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Reviewed 12 August 2014

The night sky was cool to see not amazing and I also felt it is/was overrated, after the night sky show we walked around and it felt boring. I was disappointed. It definitely wasn't what we were expecting and I don't feel like it was worth the cost. :/

Thank Hayley P
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

This a quite a good way to spend a couple of hours, but little more than that. The show we saw in the Definiti was fun and informative, brought to life by the wonderful commentary given by the lady giving the show.
We then queued to view the Atwood Sphere and sadly the experience was different here. The guide appeared disinterested and sounded bored. It killed it as an experience, but it is fair to say all the other staff members we encountered were excellent.
The restaurant had a good selection of reasonable priced food, with great city views.

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