Illinois residents with valid ID receive free general admission to the Adler Planetarium. General admission provides the opportunity to view or partake in all regular exhibits and experiences. Guests also have the opportunity to upgrade for a fee to an All Access pass at a discount. The All Access pass provides entry into the Atwood Sphere experience as well as the sky shows.
2018 Adler Planetarium Free Days
January 3, 4, 7-12, 15-19
February 2, 5-9, 19-22
October 8, 21, 24, 25
November 11, 12, 14, 15
December 1, 3-7, 10
The free dates are subject to change, so be sure to check their website or call before you head to the Adler.
More Adler Planetarium Discounts
The following discounts will only be applied with the appropriate forms of ID.
- Chicago residents receive discounts on all admission passes every day!
- Illinois preK-12 teachers and active military personnel receive free general admission which can be applied to any admission pass.
- Students and Seniors receive $2 off admission (any admission).
- Families that receive state food assistance and are in possession of an EBT (LINK) card or a WIC ID, can receive a Basic Pass (which includes one show) for up to eight people at $1 per guest. Any guest who wishes to upgrade to an All Access Pass (unlimited shows) may do so for $5 per guest.
Find other free museum days as well as an awesome list of family-friendly STEM and STEAM events around Chicagoland on our Event page.
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