SpringHill Suites - Burr Ridge IL
(630) 323-7530 | 15W90 N Frontage Road | Burr Ridge, IL 60527
For generations we have looked to the stars in wonder and amazement. At the Adler Planetarium you can get closer to those stars, they offer shows, a deep space adventure that will surround you with a larger than life phenomena known as our universe. From the Springhill suites start out going north on N Frontage rd toward Veterans Blvd, turn right onto Veterans Blvd, take the 1st right onto S County Line Rd, merge onto I-55 N toward Chicago, merge onto US-41 N/ S lake Shore Dr via the exit on the left, turn right onto E McFetridge Dr, E McFetridge Dr becomes E Solidarity Dr.
The Adler Planetarium — America’s First Planetarium — was founded in 1930 by Chicago business leader Max Adler. The museum is home to three full-size theaters, extensive space science exhibitions, and one of the world’s most important antique astronomical instrument collections on display. The Adler is a recognized leader in science education, with a focus on inspiring young people, particularly women and minorities, to pursue careers in science. In 1928, Max Adler, a senior officer and early stockholder in Sears, Roebuck and Company, decided to invest part of his fortune in a public facility that would benefit future generations of Chicagoans. He learned of the mechanism that could dramatically replicate the night sky that was being demonstrated in Europe and was intrigued enough to personally investigate this instrument. Accompanied by his wife and architect Ernest Grunsfeld, he went to Germany and was so impressed that he donated the funds to construct the first modern planetarium in the Western Hemisphere.
Address: 1300 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL
Phone Number: (312) 922-7827
Hours of operation: Weekdays: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Weekends: 10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m