If you are driving to the museum this summer, check here for updates regarding traffic and road closures for NASCAR Chicago Street Race Weekend.
There’s no better way to get to the Field Museum on a beautiful day than by bike—easily access the Museum from Chicago’s Lakefront Trail. Public bike racks are available at the East and West entrances, as well as on the northeast and northwest terraces.
Borrow a bike with Divvy, Chicago's bike-sharing system. Get a 24-hour pass and take a bike from one of hundreds of stations across the city. Our closest Divvy station is on the southwest side of the Museum (McFetridge Drive). Visit Divvy’s website for station locations and pricing information.
From the north or south, access the Museum via the Lakefront Trail—follow signs for the Museum Campus.
From west of the museum, take Roosevelt Road just past Michigan Avenue, follow the path through the park over the 11th Street Pedestrian Bridge (over the Metra tracks), and proceed under Columbus Drive and S. DuSable Lake Shore Drive.
Driving is a convenient way to access the Museum Campus, especially if you’re traveling with the whole family! For custom directions from wherever you’re located, enter your address into Google Maps.
Museum Campus Parking
Looking to park near the Field Museum? There are plenty of options on the Museum Campus. All options are owned by the Chicago Park District and managed by an outside vendor.
Rates and availability of parking at Soldier Field are subject to change without notice, particularly on days with Chicago Bears home games and Chicago Fire home matches. Please see details and options at Soldier Field Parking.
Other events at Soldier Field and Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island can affect traffic, parking availability, and rates.
If you’re hoping to snag a deal on Museum Campus parking, check out the SpotHero app for nearby Field Museum parking spots. New app users get 5% off by using promo code FIELDCHI at checkout.
Soldier Field North Garage
$25 for up to 4 hours, $30 for up to 12 hours. The North Garage (accessible via the main entrance on Museum Campus Drive) is open from 5am to 5pm every day. Parked cars can leave after closing hours, but overnight parking is not allowed.#
East Museum Lot
$30 for up to 12 hours. The East Museum Lot (located on the east side of the Field Museum) is open from 9am to 3pm daily, and is accessible via the main entrance on Museum Campus Drive. Parked cars can leave after closing hours, but overnight parking is not allowed.
Wheelchair-accessible parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis in the East Museum Lot.
If the East Museum Lot’s accessible parking is full, consider parking at the east end of the Soldier Field North Garage for easier access to our accessible East entrance. There are elevators at both entrances to the Soldier Field garage.
By Public Transit
Chicago’s convenient public transit offerings are an environmentally friendly way to get to the Field Museum every day of the year.
By CTA Train
The closest CTA train stop to the Field Museum is Roosevelt. Servicing the Red, Orange, and Green lines, the Roosevelt stop also offers a connection to the #146 bus (at State and Roosevelt), which takes riders directly to the Museum Campus.
For schedule updates, maps, information on Ventra fare cards, and other travel information, visit the CTA website.
By CTA Bus
Two bus lines service the Museum Campus:
- #146 (Inner Drive/Michigan Express/Museum Campus)
- #130 (Museum Campus, only mid-May through Labor Day)
Use the CTA’s Bus Tracker for updated arrival times.
The closest Metra stop to the Field Museum is the Metra Electric District station at Museum Campus/11th Street.
Visit Metra’s website for information about other nearby stations, schedules, tickets, and other travel information.