Adler Planetarium Celebrates Summer of Science
ADLER PLANETARIUM CELEBRATES SUMMER OF SCIENCE WITH HANDS-ON, MINDS-ON ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY!
Launch a high-altitude balloon, learn about black holes, explore a virtual 3D model of the Universe, and cook up a comet during the Adler Planetarium’s Summer of Science! From June through August, the museum will offer six special days of hands-on, minds-on activities for the whole family.
Summer of Science events are free with general admission and will be available throughout the day. However, Adler Planetarium Tickets (General Admission) are always free for Illinois (K-12) teachers!
And…Active duty military, Illinois POWs, Chicago firefighters, Chicago police officers and Illinois teachers (pre-K through 12th grade) receive free Museum Entry for themselves by showing a valid occupational I.D. when purchasing tickets onsite.
For all free museum days, be sure to check Chicago Parent.
Adler Planetarium Events
“This is one of the many ways the Adler is celebrating its 85th anniversary,” says Sarah Cole, the Museum’s Vice President of Visitor Experience. Cole says many visitors are surprised to find out the Adler has a high-altitude ballooning program, an observatory, a dedicated Citizen Science team, and an expanding collection of youth programs. “This is a chance to let visitors get a taste of all that Adler does. Each event will have a different theme and shine a light on a different part of the Adler’s work.”
Saturday, July 11: ASTRONOMY DAY: How do planets and stars form? What is a black hole? Meet the Adler’s astronomers, ask questions, get the latest answers, and stoke your curiosity about the Universe. Cook up your very own comet without leaving the ground!
Saturday, July 25: DIY SPACE: Since 2006, space science enthusiasts of all ages have been designing experiments and launching them into space with Far Horizons, the Adler’s high-altitude ballooning program. Find out more about this and other engineering feats at our DIY Space day on July 25. Visitors can learn to steer a giant helium balloon with DIY electronics!
Saturday, August 8: SPACE VISUALIZATION: Ever wonder how astronomers know what the Universe looks like? The Adler’s space visualization experts will give demonstrations and conduct workshops in 3D modeling and chat with visitors about astronomy in the museum’s Space Visualization Lab.
Saturday, August 29: POWER OF THE CROWD: Create something together! The Adler will wrap up the Summer of Science with activities related to crowdsourcing—utilizing crowdsourcing to create a sky show, participate in a Community Design Lab activity that lets you do hands-on storyboarding, and much more!
About the Adler:
The Adler Planetarium—America’s First Planetarium—was founded in 1930 by Chicago business leader Max Adler. As a recognized leader in public engagement, the Adler Planetarium’s scientists, historians and educators inspire the next generation of explorers.
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