Adler Planetarium will be offering free admission to Illinois residents this week (June 5th-9th), which makes it the perfect museum to highlight this week. Adler is no stranger to visitors - during the "Century of Progress" World's Fair in 1933, the planetarium had 1.2 million people in attendance. Situated on "museum campus", the planetarium boasts neighbors The Field Museum and the Shedd Aquarium, should you tire of stargazing.
Current exhibitions include: "Chasing Eclipses", for those wondering what it feels like to be immersed in a solar eclipse; "The Universe: A Walk Through Space and Time", which takes the viewer back in time over 13.17 billion years of universal evolution; and "Deeper Exploration: Our Solar System", which allows you to touch a crater or piece of Moon rock. And in special viewings of "Skywatch Live", the city lights of Chicago will be turned down, and a presenter will highlight the view of the sky and stars from that day. After that, be sure to step outside and take in the breathtaking cityscape from this south shore landmark.