Parking Information for Guests

Helpful hints:

Make sure to check our Traffic Alerts for up-to-date information about local events that may impact traffic and parking near Shedd Aquarium.

Parking rates typically are higher during sporting events, and garage access may be restricted to game ticketholders. Rates and hours for all lots and garages are subject to change without notice. All Museum Campus parking is owned by the Chicago Park District and managed by Standard Parking. Visit for current parking information.

SpotHero Parking
We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero. To reserve your parking spot near the hotel, visit the Shedd Aquarium SpotHero parking page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

New to SpotHero? Click here to download the SpotHero app and enter code SHEDDCHI for 5% off your first spot on the app!

Reserve SpotHero parking here.

Available most weekends for aquarium guests for $30 a vehicle, subject to limited availability. Take advantage of this service at the guest drop-off area on the south side of the aquarium, off Solidarity Drive. Please note that we cannot offer valet parking on certain Bears home-game days.

Valet will not be available on the following days:
Saturday, July 7
Saturday, August 3
Saturday, September 14

Soldier Field north garage
Open from 5 a.m. weekdays/6 a.m. weekends to 8 p.m.
First 4 hours: $20
4 to 12 hours: $25
12 to 24 hours: $45

Field Museum east parking lot
Open from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Drivers can always exit after closing hours.
Flat rate of $25

Adler Planetarium lot (east end of Solidarity Drive)
Admission is occasionally on a cash-only basis.
Day rate: $20
Night rate: $13
Early bird: $11

Special events (Bears games, soccer, concerts, etc.)
Flat rate of $50