Though it’s staffed by world-class researchers at the forefront of their field, the museum’s real draw will always be the virtual-reality trips through time and space in the Sky Theater, which features the "highest resolution and quality possible." Themes usually center around the known and unknown universe and how humans have engaged with it throughout history. The recently rennovated "Mission Moon" exhibit allows visitors to see the Gemini 12 capsule and learn more about the early days of the space race.
|Venue name:||Adler Planetarium||Contact:|
1300 S Lake Shore Dr
|Opening hours:||Weekdays 9:30am–4pm, weekends 9:30am–4:30pm.Summer daily 9:30am–6pm.|
|Transport:||Bus: 12, 130, 146.|
|Price:||$12, seniors $10, kids ages 3–11 $8; discounts for Chicago residents $2–$3|