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If you’re a fan of starry skies and outer space, there’s no better place for you to be than the Adler Planetarium in Chicago! Located on the sprawling Museum Campus along with the Field Museum and Shedd Aquarium, it is the first-ever planetarium in the country. It has been declared a National Historic Landmark. It won’t surprise you to know that when visiting, it would be best to think twice about Adler Planetarium parking!

That’s right, it can often be a pain to get convenient parking at the Adler Planetarium because it gets crowded on its best days! Driving up and looking for a parking spot is a very haphazard way of going about things – especially when the Adler Planetarium parking cost is pretty steep in the first place. Unless you know where to park, things could go south pretty fast!

However, things aren’t as bleak as they seem. You needn’t bother with expensive on-site parking if you pre-book convenient off-site parking near Adler Planetarium instead. allows you to check available parking spots near the planetarium in real-time, compare prices, and book spots are steep discounts – all while ensuring minimum inconvenience during your visit.

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Adler Planetarium parking cost

Location Rate
1255 S Michigan Ave Garage Parking $16/day
PeoplesAuto parking $30/12 hours
South Loop Self City parking $20/ day
320 S Clark St Parking $25/ day
321 S Wacker Dr Parking $24/ day
398 E Lake St Parking $21/day
311 S Wacker Dr Parking $15/ day
303 E Wacker Dr Parking $20/ day
Wabash Randolph Self city parking $25/ day
The Old Post Office Garage parking $32/ day
Rolls Royce Self city parking $28/ day

Parking at the Adler Planetarium: FAQs

Is there parking at Adler Planetarium?

Yes, there is a parking lot at Adler Planetarium. Apart from this, there are also other garages on the Museum Campus that are dedicated for public parking. However, all the lots are owned by the Chicago Parks District, and they also set the Adler Planetarium parking fees. This means you might often rack up parking charges of more than $30 for daily parking. Besides, the bigger concern is getting those coveted spots in the first place!

If you're looking for an off-site garage that has plenty of spots, stays within your budget, and is within walking distance of the Planetarium, look no further than! Off-site parking near Adler Planetarium guarantees you a spot without the hassle of driving around, while allowing you to save as much as 50% on parking fees!

How much will Adler Planetarium parking cost?

While the on-site Adler parking lot will cost you $30 per day, you can also park at the Soldier Field North Garage. The Adler Planetarium parking fee will cost you $25 for up to 4 hours of parking, $30 for up to 12 hours, and $50 for a day! That’s quite a punch to your wallet!

Looking for a cheaper way out? Don’t worry – here’s how you can save by booking through! The garages in our inventory offer you spots costing as low as $15 for an entire day – that's massive savings compared to the on-site rates!

Is there street parking near Adler Planetarium

Yes, you can find metered and free street parking on roads near Adler Planetarium. The closest street parking is along Solidarity Drive, which will cost you $4 for 2 hours. However, there is no guarantee that these spots will be available when you visit the planetarium, as they may be snapped up on a first-come, first-served basis.

You can find street parking along Wabash Avenue, Michigan Avenue, and other streets. Metered parking will cost you $4-6 for 2 hours depending on where you park. However, you need to keep in mind the many parking regulations or risk a parking fine! It’s much more convenient to book an off-site garage and ensure a safe spot for your car.

How can I find an affordable Adler Planetarium parking garage?

It’s time you found a way to avoid all the stress and tension that goes into finding parking at the Adler Planetarium. Say goodbye to driving in circles looking for that elusive parking spot – with you can pre-book a spot near the Planetarium before you even leave home! All the parking lots in our inventory are well-maintained, paved, and checked for professionalism. They have CCTV security to keep your vehicle safe, and offer fantastic value for money with rates as low as $15 per day!

Download the Way app or head over to, punch in ‘Adler Planetarium,’ and book your preferred Chicago Adler Planetarium parking spot!

Adler Planetarium Parking Tips

The Adler Planetarium is located on the Museum Campus, along Lake Shore Drive.

If parking on the street, check to see whether there are parking signs indicating time limits and other rules. Failure to park legally so get you a hefty fine from the parking authorities.

Always take your valuables with you when choosing off-site parking, even if the garage has adequate security. Laptops, mobiles or wallets left on the dashboard or seats can often lead to car break-ins.

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