Adler Planetarium in Chicago

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It's the smallest of the three museums, but the oldest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere still packs a lot of fun. There are some interactive exhibits on the second floor, a scale model of the solar system, a few space rocks, and two high-tech dome theaters with nifty "star shows" throughout the day. Adler After Dark, on the third Thursday of each month, runs 6-10PM and features cocktails, a DJ, and wild, unfettered use of telescopes.
Price: General admission $10 adult, $6 children, $8 seniors; or $27/$21 including shows
Hours: M-F 10AM-4PM, to 4:30PM Sa-Su; 9:30AM-6PM summer
Address: 1300 S Lake Shore Dr
Phone: +1 312 922-7827

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