Adler Planetarium Chicago, Illinois

Adler Planetarium, Chicago, Il

Adler Planetarium Chicago

National Historic Landmark Plaque

     Adler Planetarium is a public museum in Chicago located at the tip of Northerly Island.  It was founded for the study of astronomy and astrophysics. It was founded by Max Adler, A businessman with Sears, Roebuck Company.  Construction costs were $500,000. Architect was Ernest Grunsfield, Jr.  It officially opened on May 12, 1930.  It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on 2/27/1987.

     The museum features three full sized theaters, space science exhibits, Gemini 12 space capsule.

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