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 $25, payable on entry with credit card or cash, on any day without notice.
Sunday, March 24, local street closures until afternoon. The Shamrock Shuffle walk/run will have the streets within Grant Park closed for most of the day. The route also snakes in and out of the Loop, closing segments of North and South Columbus, Grand, State, Jackson, LaSalle, Randolph, Franklin, Ida B. Wells Drive (formerly Congress Parkway), Harrison, South Michigan and Roosevelt. Lake Shore Drive is not affected, but access from Randolph to Roosevelt is. Plan your route to Shedd accordingly.