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Mission Near Space: 21+ Edition

May 21, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

The popular Adler day-camp experience once reserved for kids, is now available in an adult edition! This May, Mission Near Space: 21+ Edition gives adults ages 21 and over the chance to do real space science with Adler astronomers. You’ll travel to a private airfield just south of Kankakee, Ill., launch a high-altitude balloon into the stratosphere, chase it as it ascends, and find it when it parachutes back to Earth. Later, back at the Adler, you’ll enjoy adult beverages and appetizers, mingle with flight managers, watch videos from the balloon’s flight, and discuss the results of an unforgettable day of science.  To be held Saturday, May 21, 2016 8:00 am – 7:00 pm*  (*Rain date: Saturday, June 4, 2016 8:00 am – 7:00 pm. Guests must also be available on rain date). 

Only a few spaces remain for this new, one-of-a-kind adult program.

Reserve your spot today before it fills up!


May 21, 2016
8:00 am - 7:00 pm


Adler Planetarium


Adler Planetarium
1300 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605 United States
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(312) 922-7827