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Want to experience the awesomeness of space? Join the Adler Planetarium this summer as they bring their award-winning ‘Space is Freaking Awesome’ campaign to life all around Chicagoland. From July 23-31, keep your eye out for the lime green ‘Space is Freaking Awesome’ truck as it pops up in various locations around the city handing out astronaut ice cream and inviting the masses to experience some of the mind-blowing facts about our Universe. Activities are designed to appeal to the senses and give visitors a taste of what the Adler Planetarium has to offer.

Adler Space Experience Truck

Activities Include:

  • Try dunking on a basketball hoop that you’d find on the Moon (if there really were basketball hoops on the Moon.)
  • Get a whiff of the center of our galaxy—see if you can guess what it smells like. Hint: It’s food-related!
  • Experience every-day objects as you would if you lived on Jupiter—get those biceps ready!
  • Ask an astronomer anything that’s on your mind. 




Saturday, July 23

Taste of River North

12pm – 9pm

Sunday, July 24

Morton Arboretum

11am – 6pm

Wednesday, July 27

Thompson Center

9am – 4pm

Thursday, July 28

John Hancock Center

10am – 3pm

Friday, July 29

Navy Pier

9am – 7pm

Saturday, July 30

Randolph Street Market

10am – 5pm

Sunday, July 31

Six Flags Great America

10am – 6pm

Want more space-themed fun? Check out the Adler Planetarium’s official site.

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