Directions

The Field Museum is located at 1400 South Lake Shore Drive in the heart of Chicago's Museum Campus and is easily accessible via car or public transit.

Getting Here By Car

From the City, North of the Museum
  1. Take Lake Shore Drive, US-41 South past Grant Park. Continue south until the 18th Street exit.
  2. Turn left on 18th Street and continue as it bends left, becoming Museum Campus Drive. The entrance to the parking garage will be on your left on Museum Campus Drive.

From the City, South of the Museum

  1. Take Lake Shore Drive, US-41 North.
  2. Continue on Lake Shore Drive until the 18th Street exit.
  3. Turn right on 18th Street and continue as it bends left, becoming Museum Campus Drive. The entrance to the parking garage will be on your left on Museum Campus Drive.

From the City, West of the Museum and the Western Suburbs

  1. Take the Eisenhower Expressway, I-290 East.
  2. Continue through the city on Congress Pkwy until you reach Buckingham Fountain.
  3. Turn right on Columbus Drive.
  4. Columbus Drive becomes Lake Shore Drive, US-41.
  5. Continue south until the 18th Street exit.
  6. Turn left on 18th Street and continue as it bends left, becoming Museum Campus Drive. The entrance to the parking garage will be on your left on Museum Campus Drive.

From Wisconsin and the Northern Suburbs

  1. Take I-94 to the Kennedy Expressway, I-90/94.
  2. Continue through the city.
  3. Take the Roosevelt Road exit and turn left at the second light, onto Roosevelt Road.
  4. Continue east on Roosevelt Road.
  5. The second light after crossing Michigan Avenue is Columbus Drive.
  6. Turn right on Columbus Drive.
  7. Columbus Drive becomes Lake Shore Drive, US-41.
  8. Continue south until the 18th Street exit.
  9. Turn left on 18th Street and continue as it bends left, becoming Museum Campus Drive. The entrance to the parking garage will be on your left on Museum Campus Drive.

From O'Hare and the Northwest Suburbs

  1. Use I-90 east to the Kennedy Expressway, I-90/94 east heading towards Chicago.
  2. Continue through the city.
  3. Take the Roosevelt Road exit and turn left at the second light on to Roosevelt Road.
  4. Continue east on Roosevelt Road.
  5. The second light after crossing Michigan Avenue is Columbus Drive.
  6. Turn right on Columbus Drive.
  7. Columbus Drive becomes Lake Shore Drive, US-41.
  8. Continue south until the 18th Street exit.
  9. Turn left on 18th Street and continue as it bends left, becoming Museum Campus Drive. The entrance to the parking garage will be on your left on Museum Campus Drive.

From Indiana, Michigan and the South and Southeast Suburbs

  1. Take the Dan Ryan Expressway, I-90/94 North to the 103rd Street exit.
  2. Continue East on 103rd Street to Stony Island Avenue.
  3. Turn left on Stony Island Avenue and continue north to Lake Shore Drive, US-41.
  4. Continue north on Lake Shore Drive to the 18th Street exit.
  5. Turn right on 18th Street and continue as it bends left, becoming Museum Campus Drive. The entrance to the parking garage will be on your left on Museum Campus Drive.

From the Southwest Suburbs

  1. Take I-55 to the exit for Lake Shore Drive North, US-41.
  2. Continue north on Lake Shore Drive to the 18th Street exit.
  3. Turn right on 18th Street and continue as it bends left, becoming Museum Campus Drive. The entrance to the parking garage will be on your left on Museum Campus Drive.
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Getting Here by Public Transit

Public transit is a great way to get to The Field Museum every day of the year. Plan your trip door-to-door using the RTA Trip PlannerFor additional regional travel information, please call the RTA at (312) 836-7000 or visit the RTA website.

Getting Here by CTA Bus

  • Take the #146 – Inner Drive/Michigan Express/Museum Campus.
  • Take the #130 – Museum Campus (mid-May through Labor Day).

For up-to-the-minute arrival times, use the CTA’s Bus Tracker or by text messaging from your mobile device, using the code on the bus stop sign.  

Getting Here by CTA Train

  • Exit at the Roosevelt Red Line Stop – servicing Red, Orange and Green Line and offers connections to #146 bus, located at State Street and Roosevelt Road.

For schedule updates, fare rates and other CTA related travel information, please visit the CTA website or call (312) 836-7000.

Getting Here by Metra Rail

  • If you're coming to visit The Field Museum via the Metra Rail, please visit the Metra Rail website or call (312) 322-6900 for schedule information, fare rates and other related travel information.
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