Getting to Shedd

1200 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605
The red pin in the map above marks Shedd’s location. Click on it to get detailed directions from where you are, or view other options below.

Between public transportation and parking nearby, you’ll be on your way to Shedd in no time. Let us help you choose the best way to get here.

Driving Directions

From Lake Shore Drive, exit at 18th Street. Follow Museum Campus Drive around Soldier Field. Signs will indicate visitor parking. Shedd is just north of the parking garage and the Field Museum.

Parking information for guests

Limited street parking is available on Solidarity Drive. The pay-to-park boxes operate Monday through Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. They accept coins and credit cards. Parking costs $2 an hour with a 10-hour maximum. The Museum Campus also has several lots where you can park. Check here for more information about guest parking.

Parking information for buses

Fees in lots on and adjacent to the Museum Campus are $11 to $80, based on availability and type of vehicle. There is also free bus parking available on Canal Street at Roosevelt Road. Check here for more information about bus parking.

Traffic alerts

The Museum Campus is the site of concerts, marathons, football games and other special events that can affect traffic, parking fees and even parking availability for museumgoers. Check here for the traffic alerts.

Public transportation

Traveling by CTA or Metra? Check here for route information and more. Don't forget to visit the CTA website for the most up-to-date schedules and service information.


For all Amtrak information, please visit

Trains to Chicago arrive at Union Station. From there you can take the CTA to Shedd’s door!

(Memorial Day through Labor Day midmorning through early evening only)
Board the eastbound #130 bus at Jackson and the river. Please view the schedule for detailed information.

For all other times, walk to Canal and Adams/Jackson and take the #28 bus toward Olive Harvey. Exit at 1100 S. Columbus (pedestrian underpass). Follow the signs through the Museum Campus and walk approximately 10 minutes to Shedd Aquarium. Please view the schedule for full bus information.


Divvy is Chicago's bike-sharing system with thousands of bikes and hundreds of stations across the city. There are several Divvy Bike stations within walking distance of Shedd Aquarium. For more information and pricing, please visit