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 $22 (same as the all-day rate), payable on entry with credit card or cash, on any day without notice.
Sunday Oct. 22, noon. Bears game. See below for all traffic and parking information. Other upcoming games:
Sunday, Nov. 12, noon
Sunday, Nov. 19, noon
Sunday, Dec. 3, noon
Sunday, Dec. 24, noon
Bridge lifts over the Chicago River. It's that time of year when boats migrate from Lake Michigan up the Chicago River to their winter dry docks. Now through Nov. 11, bridge lifts on Lake Shore Drive are scheduled for Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. (Lifts proceed upriver until 11-11:30 a.m.) The boats can take 15 or more minutes to pass, so plan your LSD route accordingly so that you don't miss your aquatic presentation. If you do have to sit through a boat run, please turn off your engine.