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Adler After Dark: Cosmic Clue

There’s been a murder at the museum! We’re traveling back to Chicago, ca. 1935, to solve a mystery of cosmic proportions and we need your help…if you dare.  The Lakeside Pride Jazz Orchestra will be playing at this event!

Revenge! Conspiracies! Plots! Can you untangle the knotted web and find the murderer? Throughout the evening, hear witness testimony, collect evidence and put your sleuthing skills to the test while you do some hands-on forensic science in special workshops on fingerprinting, filters, and more.

And don’t miss special presentations on topics such as actual “Forensic Astronomy” and actual cosmic mysteries that continue to perplex scientists (What is a black hole, anyways? Does the Universe have an observable “boundary”? What is dark matter?).

So brush up on your Sherlock Holmes, don your best Fedora, grab the nearest magnifying glass, and enjoy a night out on the town at this memorable Adler After Dark (detective/sleuthing wear encouraged!).

Tickets go on sale on January 20, 2017.  They quickly sold out last year, so get your tickets ASAP!


Feb 16 2017


6:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Adler Planetarium
1300 S Lake Shore Dr