The Museum Campus is often home to a variety of special events that can affect traffic and parking. Please check back here before your next visit, so you can plan your trip accordingly.
Through May 2. Street closures for the NFL Draft events: Congress from Michigan to Columbus; Columbus from Jackson to Balbo; Balbo from Columbus to Lake Shore Drive. From the Eisenhower, Michigan Avenue south to Roosevelt is your best bypass bet except Thursday and Friday from 3 to 8 p.m., when Michigan is closed from Jackson to Balbo. At the same time, Congress will be closed from Wabash to Michigan.
Saturday, April 30, from 8 a.m. until noon. If you're arriving around 9, watch for rolling street closures on Museum Campus Drive as a race starts at Soldier Field and crosses McFetridge Drive. The course includes both sides of Shedd but should not affect pedestrian access to the aquarium.
Sunday, May 1, 8 a.m. to noon? The Lake Shore Drive 18th Street south- and northbound exits will be closed during the annual St. Jude Police Memorial March on the Museum Campus. Get off the Drive at McFetridge to get to the Soldier Field north parking garage.
Watch for new lane configurations between Lake Shore Drive and the Stevenson Expressway (I-55) as this reconstruction project continues 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.