Illinois residents can enter America’s first planetarium completely free every Wednesday evening from 4-10 pm!
Chicago’s Adler Planetarium last month announced that it would finally be reopening its doors on March 4th and would be offering free admission for Illinois residents every Wednesday evening.
The planetarium closed when the COVID-19 pandemic first arrived back in March of 2020. Whilst other museums and attractions have closed and reopened multiple times since then, the planetarium has stayed shut through to now. On Friday, March 4th the planetarium reopened to visitors once more and now boasts a brand new telescope in the Doane Observatory which holds the title of the largest public telescope in the Chicago area.
As well as a new observation park, guests will notice the planetarium’s shiny new dome roof which has been restored with brand-new copper tiles giving the 80-year-old dome an iconic new glow.
The best news of all, however, is that Illinois residents will be able to enter the planetarium for free every Wednesday evening from 4-10 pm provided they bring proof of residency.
This year the museum will also be offering a new ‘Star Pass’ which grants holders access to all Adler events taking place all year.
More information and tickets can be found at adlerplanetarium.org.
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