For your next big event, amaze your guests with the wonders of the Universe in one of the Adler Planetarium's many event spaces. From skyline views on the terrace to sky shows in the theater, treat your guests to a stargazing event they won’t soon forget.
Daniel F. and Ada L. Rice Solarium
Boasting floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook Lake Michigan and Chicago’s skyline, this event space allows you to host a stargazing event during any season. Perfect for a romantic occasion such as your engagement or wedding reception, the Adler Planetarium events and catering team will work with you to ensure your event is the best party this side of the Milky Way.
Clark Family Welcome Gallery
For an intimate gathering with cocktails and dinner, the Clark Family Welcome Gallery offers a one-a-kind venue you won’t find anywhere else. With futuristic architecture and customizable, colorful lighting, your guests will feel as if they have be transported to another galaxy. To take your event up a notch, treat your guests to one of the venue’s many sky shows or hands-on demonstrations.
Samuel C. Johnson Family Star Theater
Used by Adler scientists to explore astronomy topics with the general public, the Samuel C. Johnson Family Star Theater offers an upgraded setting for your next lecture. Your guests are sure to be dazzled by both the starlit backdrop and your out-of-this-world presentation.
Grainger Sky Theater
Featuring a soaring 36-foot domed ceiling, lounge area, and dance floor, the Grainger Sky Theater is the perfect space to host a high-energy occasion. Although indoors, the Adler Planetarium offers an array of theater shows to display in the space, which will transport your guests into the great unknown of the Universe. For Chicago-lovers, we suggest the "Skywatch Live!" show to experience the night sky over the city like you’ve never seen it before.
Nancy A. Petrovich Skyline Terrace
Perfect for the upcoming spring and summer seasons, the Nancy A. Patrovich Skyline Terrace allows you to host an elegant affair right under the stars. Boasting incredible views of Chicago and the night sky above, we can’t think of a better place to bring your guests for an intimate cocktail party or celebration. And during the summer months, party-goers are treated to unobstructed views of the fireworks at Navy Pier on select Wednesdays and Saturdays.