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. When there's a concert or Bears game, parking goes up to $50 about six hours before the event. See the full list of concert and football dates at the end of this listing.
Sunday, Sept. 8, 5:30 p.m. Soccer at Soldier Field. Expect $50 garage parking by 11:30 a.m. and extra traffic congestion as soccer fans arrive throughout the afternoon. We suggest taking public transportation.
Saturday, Sept. 14, 3:30 p.m. Parking will be $30 at the north garage as college football takes over Soldier Field. As usual, expect a lot of pedestrian and vehicle traffic.
Northerly Island concerts. The parking fee for the Soldier Field north garage goes up to $50 around noon on each date (unless otherwise stated in specific listings above). Expect increased pedestrian and vehicle traffic from late afternoon on along with possible street closures.
Aug. 30, 31, Sept. 7, 20
Bears games. Soldier Field north garage parking (probably the only kind available) goes from $25 to $50 six hours before game time. Plan your arrival accordingly. See below for details.
Aug 29, 7 p.m. (preseason)
Sept. 5, 7:20 p.m.; Sept. 29, 3:25 p.m.
Oct. 20, 3:25 p.m.; Oct. 27, noon
Nov. 10, noon; Nov. 24, noon
Dec. 5, 7:20 p.m.; Dec. 22, 7:15 p.m.