Open 9 am - 5 pm

Special events and special rates

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.

Sunday, Nov. 24. Bears game at noon. Parking at the Soldier Field north garage will be $50 at least through 1:30, after which it may drop to $30. See FAQs below for more parking and traffic info. As always, expect more vehicle and pedestrian traffic before and after the game. If you can, take public transportation.

Through Nov. 16, Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Fall bridge lifts. When incoming sailboats are present at these times, the Lake Shore Drive bridge over the Chicago River will be raised. Because of construction on the LSD bridge, the lift here could take as long as 45 minutes, so CDOT will route traffic off LSD in both directions beginning at the start time. Expect LSD traffic to back up quickly as shorter bridge lifts, estimated at eight to 12 minutes, progress up the main stem (Columbus, Michigan, Wabash, etc.). Please plan your drive to Shedd on southbound LSD accordingly. The day before the Wednesday or Saturday you want to visit, you can check the city's schedule to see if the lift that day is confirmed. Also watch for signs on southbound LSD and exit at Michigan or Illinois if necessary. If you do have to sit out a bridge lift, please turn off your car's engine to help keep our air and water cleaner.

Thursday, Dec. 5, 7:20 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 22, 7:15 p.m. Bears games. Parking at the Soldier Field north garage will increase from $30 to $50 around 1:15. See FAQs below for more parking and traffic info. As always, expect more vehicle and pedestrian traffic before and after the game. If you can, take public transportation.

Shedd drop off area with people walking on side walks with aquarium on the right and the skyline in the background.
An overhead map of the museum campus with parking, bus stops and pedestrian paths highlighted.

Parking FAQs