The Field Museum
1400 S. Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, IL 60605-2496
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Last admission at 4 p.m.
Open every day except Christmas.
Visitor parking in all lots on the Museum Campus is $16.00 for the first 4 hours and $19 thereafter. This includes the Adler Lot, the North Garage, the Waldron Garage and the East Museum Lot.
Getting Here During Chicago Bears Home Games
Hours for the North Garage and Adler Planetarium lot are 5:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Mon-Fri and 6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Weekends; East Museum lot 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.. Designated handicapped parking is available in every lot.
The Field Museum is located near Soldier Field (home of the NFL's Chicago Bears), the Charter One Pavilion, and Grant Park, a major event venue in the city. Events at one or more of these locations can impact traffic to and from the Campus. Please click on the above links (links will open in new window) to view the websites and schedules for these locations for your desired visit date.
Download parking map.
Please note: these hours and rates are for daytime only and do not apply when special events are scheduled at the museums or Soldier Field.
During Bears home games and other major special events at Soldier Field, access to the Museum Campus can be challenging. No museum visitor parking is available on the Museum Campus during Bears home games. However, public transit remains a great way to get to the Campus every day of the year. For more information, call the Regional Transportation Authority at (312) 836-7000 or visit www.rtachicago.com.
Chicago Bears Home Game Schedule
Additional parking is available at the Monroe Street garage, located at 350 East Monroe Street.
Saturday, August 22 vs. Giants
Thursday, September 3 vs. Browns
Sunday, September 20 vs. Steelers
Sunday, October 4 vs. Lions
Sunday, November 1 vs. Browns
Sunday, November 8 vs. Cardinals
Sunday, November 22 vs. Eagles
Sunday, December 6 vs. Rams
Sunday, December 13 vs. Packers
Monday, December 28 vs. Vikings
Enjoy a snack or a meal at either McDonald’s or Corner Bakery. Vending machines and picnic seating are also available.
Help protect the Museum's treasures by keeping food and beverages out of the exhibitions halls. Please enjoy meals and snacks in designated areas only.
The Field Museum has four spectacular gift stores where you’ll find Sue souvenirs, books, educational toys, beautiful jewelry, hand-crafted arts, and a variety of unique merchandise.
Free Highlights Tours
Visit the museum store!
Get the inside stories on some of the fascinating objects on display at the Museum.
Monday – Friday: 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Harris Educational Loan Program
While you’re at the museum, check out our hands-on materials available for families to use at home!
- Guests with wheelchairs, strollers, or limited mobility can be dropped off at the East Entrance.
- The East Entrance is the main handicapped parking lot. Parking is $16/day. Rates may change based on events occurring at Soldier Field.
- Manual wheelchairs are available free of charge on a first come, first served basis.
- Strollers may be rented.
- The Campus is served by CTA bus route #146, and the closest CTA stop is Roosevelt (Red, Orange, and Green Lines). The Roosevelt station offers elevator access to all levels.
- All exhibitions are accessible. Elevators are located at the center east and center west of the Museum.
- Guests needing a quiet place to rest or perform basic medical procedures can ask any Guest Relations Representative for access to the Customer Care Center, located on the north side of the Main level.
- The Museum's daytime telephone operator is equipped with a TDD device.
- Depending on availability, docents can be arranged with advance notice to accompany sight-impaired guests around the Museum. Please call 312-665-7521 for details.
- The pay phone near the entrance to What is an Animal on the Main level is at wheelchair height. The Siragusa Center offers tables that accommodate wheelchairs.
Unless otherwise posted, you are welcome to take pictures of Museum exhibitions for personal use with hand-held cameras. To use a tripod or standing lights, please obtain a permit from the Information Desk in the Museum’s main hall.
What Else Is Nearby?
There’s plenty to see. Chicago’s beautiful Museum Campus is a 57-acre lakefront park that connects The Field Museum with the Adler Planetarium & Astronomy Museum and the John G. Shedd Aquarium.
Thanks for visiting us online. We hope to see you at the Museum soon!
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1400 S. Lake Shore Dr, Chicago, IL 60605-2496