Science Gets Spooky -- Wednesday and Friday Afternoons
Halloween has its roots in ancient festivals that were determined by celestial events. Learn how early sky-watchers contributed to our modern-day traditions of costumes, bobbing for apples, trick or treat, and more. Plays Wednesdays and Fridays at 4:15 pm through November 2.
"Flight Adventures" Our Tuesday and Thursday afternoon show
Take off with a young girl and her grandfather as they explore the history and science of flight, from birds and kites to planes and models. Learn how NASA is working to make flight safer for future travelers -- like you!
World Class Science on your Hometown Dome, Live from Chicago's Adler Planetarium
Saturday, Nov. 10, 11 a.m. -- Free Admission!
A human lifetime is more than a hundred billion times shorter than the current age of the Universe. In our lifetimes, we will only ever have a glimpse of the cosmos. But that glimpse is enough to transform our perceptions in dramatic ways and to answer the oldest questions we have about what the Universe is doing all around us.
Saturday Night Fulldome Shows
At 7 pm, discover the cutting edge science of High Energy Astrophysics. At 8, take a tour of the universe featuring stunning photos from the Hubble Space Telescope and other great observatories.
Take a live tour of this month's night sky, guided by a planetarium staff member. Learn about the stars, planets, constellations and more that you can observe in the next few weeks. Presented on the first Saturday of each month at 7 p.m.
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Experience a Full-Dome Show and immerse yourself in fabulous worlds! 360-degree fully animated graphics presented in high definition can take you anywhere, from our own planet Earth to distant parts of the universe. All shows are just $3 per person and include a brief live talk about things to observe in the current night sky.