Cuddle up and see the sky at the Adler Planetarium
It may be cold and gray in Chicago, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get cozy and look up at the stars, right in the heart of the city. At the Adler Planetarium—America’s first planetarium—visitors are whisked away across the universe, with shows in three domed theaters exploring cosmic wonders, mysterious galactic phenomenons, and the beautiful wonders of the night sky above us.
Wander the historical landmark’s courtyard built from 60 stones to resemble a spiral galaxy, and take in spectacular views of the Chicago skyline from the telescopes placed on the building’s outer terraces. If you’re still in the mood for exploration, the Field Museum of Natural History and the Shedd Aquarium are located right nearby on Northerly Island.