Grantee Profile

Adler Planetarium

Grants to Adler Planetarium

  • $375,000Active Strategy

    2014 (Duration 5 years)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — The Adler Planetarium supports the exploration and understanding of the universe with the particular aim of improving scientific education and literacy. It houses three theaters that feature sky shows, permanent exhibitions on topics like planet exploration, a lab where visitors can see scientists working, scholarly research, and a collection of 8,000 objects, books, works on paper, archival collections, paintings, and photographs. More than 500,000 people visit each year, including more than 70,000 students and teachers on school field trips. This grant will support ongoing exhibition work, visitor engagement efforts, and outreach programming as well as the general operations of the Museum.

  • $375,000Active Strategy

    2009 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over five years).

  • $275,000Active Strategy

    2004 (Inactive Grant)

    Arts & Culture in Chicago

    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS — In support of general operations (over five years).

The MacArthur Foundation awarded Adler Planetarium $1,025,000 between 2003 and 2014.