Adler Planetarium

America’s first planetarium. Students and scouts will learn hands-on about astronomy and space travel. See how a telescope and lenses work, or explore and touch parts of our solar system. In the Astronomy in Culture exhibit, groups can read about the history of astronomy, learn about early astronomy principles, and see the creative inventions from hundreds of years ago like the astrolabe and a “cannon sundial.” In the Community Design Lab, visitors can make their own inventions while solving creative problems. Have an overnight trip at the Planetarium for hands-on activities, Sky Shows, and much more! Annual scout workshops available.
Contact Info 
Address: Museum Campus, 1300 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605. Cook County. Tel: 312-922-7827. Email: Website: Hrs: Daily 9:30AM-4PM.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Day Trips, Overnights, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities, Performances. Cost: Free/Fee.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Science, Social Studies.

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Planetarium Lesson Plan

Planetariums are theaters that present educational and entertaining shows about outer space. Some planetariums even have shows that focus on history in relation to earth science. Groups can see a multimedia presentation of the night sky on a dome-shaped projection on the ceiling of the theater.... Continue