Throughout the year, the Museum Campus is the site of a variety of special events that can affect traffic and parking. Please check here before each visit to plan around traffic so you can spend the most time with the animals.
In addition to any dates listed below, parking at the Soldier Field north garage can be the special-event rate of $22 (same as the all-day rate), payable on entry with credit card or cash, on any day without notice.
Saturday, Jan. 21, until around noon. UPDATE: Within Grant Park, Jackson and Columbus will be closed for the Women's March on Chicago. Southbound traffic on Lake Shore Drive could be slower along Grant Park, and we suggest giving yourself extra travel time and keeping to the left lanes until you are past the event. If you are taking public transportation, both the CTA subway/elevated lines and Metra will add cars on Saturday to handle extra passengers, but it could still be crowded.
Watch for new lane configurations between Lake Shore Drive and the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) as this reconstruction project drags on until winter 2017. Follow the signs and allow extra travel time so that you don't miss your reserved show or programs. Backed-up traffic could slow your access to the Museum Campus at 18th from southbound LSD.