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Adler Planetarium


Reserve a front row seat to the Universe in one of the museum’s two domed theaters, enjoy a selection of self-directed and staff-facilitated activities, explore 60,000 square feet of exhibitions, and see the sky as you never have before through the Doane Observatory’s research-quality telescope. The Adler features unique and beautiful spaces, great food, and a view of Chicago’s skyline that will take your breath away. Our experienced event and catering teams will help you design the perfect package to meet your needs. Whether you’re hosting a seated event for 50 people or a reception for 1,200, your guests will be dazzled by the city lights, the excellent service, and the wonders of the Universe.

Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Solarium

370 seated | 320 seated with dance floor | 500 reception-style

Floor-to-ceiling windows overlook Lake Michigan and Chicago’s magnificent skyline, making the Solarium the premier event space at the Adler and the most spectacular backdrop for any occasion. Included with the booking of the Solarium are the adjacent terraces to enhance the experience.

Nancy A. Petrovich Skyline Terrace & Sundial Plaza

320 for seated ceremony

Take in the iconic Chicago skyline and enjoy the open air on the Skyline Terrace. This scenic spot is perfect for cocktails, ceremonies, and people-watching.

Clark Family Welcome Gallery

150 reception-style

This one-of-a-kind venue for cocktails or an intimate dinner features futuristic architecture and colorful lighting that can be customized for any occasion.

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1300 S. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL 60605


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