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 every visit so you can plan your trip accordingly.
Northerly Island concerts, June 2, 3, 11, 17, 18, 19, 23, July 2, 8, 16, 17 and 19. Throughout the summer on concert dates, parking is $22 (the all-day rate) cash-only on the way in at the Soldier Field north garage and surface lots, and the Museum Campus gets busy with car and pedestrian traffic in the late afternoon.
Sunday, June 5, 4 p.m.; Tuesday, June 7, 7 p.m.; Friday, June 10, 8:30 p.m.; and Wednesday, June 22, 7 p.m. International soccer competitions drawing capacity crowds to Soldier Field will affect entry to and exit from the Museum Campus.
Soldier Field concerts, July 1, 3, 23, 24. Parking will be $22 (the all-day rate) cash-only on the way in at the Soldier Field north garage and surface lots. These are big-draw bands, so expect traffic congestion and lots of pedestrians later in the afternoon.
Wednesday, July 27, 8 p.m. Another big soccer game puts all Museum Campus parking facilities into event mode pricing of $22 cash as you enter. Expect heavier-than-usual traffic on the Museum Campus if you leave the aquarium close to closing time.
Thursday, Aug. 11, 7 p.m. The Bears' first preseason game. Typically, parking is $22 cash until four hours before the game, when it goes up to $49. Plan your visit accordingly.
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.