Shedd Aquarium is located on Chicago’s Museum Campus. This dynamic shared site hosts a variety of special events that can affect traffic and parking. To start your day at Shedd on a relaxing note, check this page before each visit so you can plan ahead for changes in parking or traffic.
Museum campus alert
Please note, until further notice, there will only be garage parking on the Museum Campus, no street parking on Solidarity Drive. If you choose to visit Shedd Aquarium, we strongly recommend arriving via public transportation.
Special events and special rates
2021 WNBA Championship parade and celebration: Tuesday, October 19: Expect traffic impacts near Museum Campus due to Chicago Sky WNBA Championship parade and celebration. Public transit is highly encouraged.
In addition to any dates listed below, parking at the Soldier Field north garage can be the special-event rate of $30, payable on entry with credit card or cash, on any day without notice.
2021 Chicago Bears home games. Soldier Field north garage parking will cost $55 on the following dates: Aug. 14, 21; Sept. 19; Oct. 3, 17, 31; Nov. 21; Dec. 5, 20; Jan. 2.
2021 Chicago Fire home games. Soldier Field north garage parking will cost $35 on the following dates: Aug. 4, 8, 15; Sept. 22, 26, 29; Oct. 23.
On the day of Chicago Bears home games and other major special events, we strongly recommend taking public transportation.
If you drive, you'll pay a higher, special-event parking rate as you enter at all available Museum Campus parking facilities. Parking will cost $55 on days with Chicago Bears home games.
For exact day-of information on rate changes, call the Soldier Field north garage at 312-235-7701. Parking will be prohibited on Solidarity Drive. Expect traffic congestion throughout the Museum Campus. Rerouting for traffic entering and leaving the campus is a strong possibility.
If you use the Soldier Field north garage, expect delays on game days as cars are inspected with a metal detector before entering. You'll have to pop your trunk or hatch, too. Add 10 or more minutes to your travel time if you arriving for an Extraordinary Experience.
If you have accessibility needs, please contact us at 312-939-2438 for additional information about getting to Shedd.
Yes, ATMs are available in the Soldier Field North Garage.
When the special-event fee is in effect, it often means parking on Solidarity Drive is prohibited. When no parking signs are posted on the street, they are strictly enforced.
All fee changes are announced ahead of time, especially during the summer. However, 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 soldierfieldparking.com.