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Car Rental Chicago and the Adler Planetarium

Out-of-this-world fun and excitement is waiting for you at one of Chicago's largest and most prestigious attractions. The Adler Planetarium, located on Lake Shore Drive at Chicago's Museum Campus, features more than 35,000 square-feet of exhibition space devoted to state-of-the-art astronomy-related attractions. From ancient astronomical instruments to scale models of the Solar System, the Adler Planetarium is dedicated to providing visitors with the latest in planetary study and universal science. More than 75 years after opening, the Adler Planetarium continues to be a leader in its field, providing luxury car rentals Chicago visitors with two full-size planetarium theaters. No other museum in the world can rival the Adler's collection of historical artifacts, astronomical tools and rare books, so what are you waiting for? Embark on an intergalactic adventure during your upcoming luxury car rentals Chicago vacation with the help of Chicago's Museum Campus and the Adler Planetarium.

Touch the Sky

When the Adler opened it was the first planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. Today, it is the oldest operating planetarium and the world's only dual-planetarium theater facility. Since opening in 1930, visitors to the planetarium have been fascinated by representations of the night sky in the historic Sky Theater Planetarium thanks to the powerful Zeiss projector. This state-of-the-art projector is capable of reproducing the movement of every aspect of the night sky. Visitors to the Alder Planetarium are also encouraged to take a ride on the StarRider Theater, a completely digital virtual outer space environmental simulator. Powered by Digistar 3 simulator technology (which is also used in fighter jet simulators), this ride allows visitors to explore the universe easily and efficiently. In addition to educational shows, the Adler Planetarium also hosts showings of SonicVision, one of the world's finest digitally animated planetarium music productions. Other exciting features inside the Planetarium include a scale display of the Milky Way Solar System, the Atwood Celestial Sphere and a fragment of a meteorite. Many of mankind's most important astronomical instruments are also on display at the Adler including astrolabes, armillary spheres, celestial gloves and sundials. A number of antique mathematical, navigational and optical instruments are preserved inside the Adler as well. More than 2000 rare books are housed at the Adler, including a dozen incunabula (books printed before 1500).

Information for Intergalactic Outings

The Adler Planetarium is open seven days a week from 9:30am to 4:30pm. The Planetarium stays open later the first Friday of every month as a part of the "Far Out Friday" program. Admission to the Adler Planetarium is just $16 for the general public (special packages can be purchased for $20). The Planetarium also hosts a number of free admission days during the year (please contact the Adler for more details). If you're planning on spending some time at the Adler Planetarium during your upcoming luxury car rentals Chicago vacation, Chicago Exotics recommends staying at one of two special partner hotels. The Chicago Hilton and the Palmer House both offer special hotel packages in conjunction with the Adler, providing luxury car rentals Chicago visitors with a number of exciting travel options. Parking at the Adler is owned by the Chicago Park District and managed by standard parking. Parking costs $15 per vehicle and can be found to the south of the Adler.

Blast Off at the Adler: New Exhibits

A number of new and exciting exhibits, shows and events are happening at the Adler Planetarium right now. These include everything from conferences to meteor shower showings. Must-see programs include "The Vision for Space Exploration Experience Dome" (on loan from NASA), "A Journey with Jim Lovell" and the new "TimeSpace" ride experience. New exhibits are set to open soon, so remember to stop in for more out-of-this-world excitement.

For more information on the Adler Planetarium please visit The Adler Planetarium is located at 1300 South Lake Shore Drive in Chicago. Luxury car rentals Chicago customers are encouraged to contact the Planetarium at 1-312-922-STAR for more details.


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