The Adler Planetarium used to be not as popular as the other Chicago museums, but I believe it is quickly gaining (or so I'd like to think), due to its wonderfulness inside. A museum pass (making the trip free) from the Chicago Public Library system did not include any of the main shows (tickets were extra), but the museum itself contained enough material to fill the day. Although I went without any children, some of the material, including a movie in a small theater, was definitely well suited for them. This museum would make for a fantastic family day trip, and going to a show would complete the experience. I was disappointed to find out that the new light show (with famous music in the background) that I had read about was only on Fridays and Saturdays - when I went on a Thursday. The show is supposed to be amazing, and considering that the museum has been redone to be amazing, I believe that the show must be "out of this world." A not to miss museum.