Parking Information for Guests

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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. For the most current parking information, visit

SpotHero is an additional resource for finding and reserving area parking. Shedd guests can receive $5 off parking with the promo code SHEDDPARKING on the SpotHero Shedd Aquarium page or app.

Available most weekends for aquarium guests for $26 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.

The valet will not be available on the following dates:
Sunday, May 27 (valet will be available after 11 a.m.)
Saturday, June 2
Saturday, June 9
Saturday, June 28
Sunday, October 7

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