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The Field Museum of Natural History is truly a place where you can get lost for hours! It houses one of the largest natural history exhibits in the country, featuring fossils, extinct animal specimens, cultural dioramas, and much more. It has got something for everyone - whether you’re a student of archaeology, zoology, biology, or any other natural science. No wonder that it is one of Chicago’s biggest attractions and a must-visit place when in the city. The only thing that can put off visitors is the difficulty in finding Field Museum parking!

That’s right, it’s not easy to get parking near Field Museum, despite an on-site parking lot. The reason is pretty obvious – the demand for spots far outstrips the supply! Thousands of people visit the Museum every day, which means you will have to compete with many other drivers for a Chicago Field Museum parking spot. We haven’t even started on the Field Museum parking prices, which could be prohibitively expensive for most folks.

The best way around this is to choose off-site parking – specifically, by pre-booking a Field Museum parking garage using! Off-site parking gives you the flexibility of booking from home, while the rates are much cheaper than on-site parking – as much as 50% less! All you need to do is shift your mindset towards parking near Field Museum Chicago instead of at the museum. Check out the rates you can get through below.  

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Field Museum parking prices

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

Chicago Field Museum Parking FAQs

Is there parking at Field Museum?

Yes, there are on-site parking lots on the Field Museum Campus. The East Museum lot is accessible via the main entrance on Museum Campus Drive and is open from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. You can also park at the Soldier Field North Garage which is open from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m. every day. However, these lots have a limited number of spots, which are often snapped up within the first few hours of opening. The parking cost at Field Museum could also be too much for your wallet. You might have to wait until spots free up or look for cheap parking elsewhere – either way, you lose lots of time and money.

With, you can avoid this by pre-booking a parking spot well in advance. Booking through the website or app can also give you deep discounts that can save more than 50% over on-site parking!

How much is parking at the Field Museum?

On-site parking at the official Field Museum parking lot will cost you $30 for 12 hours. The Soldier Field North Garage will cost you $25 for just 4 hours, and $30 for up to 12 hours. If you ask us, the Field Museum parking prices aren’t the most affordable!

The better option would be to choose off-site Field Museum parking garages nearby that offer you value for money – like $15 for an entire day! You can find such garages along Michigan Avenue, Clark Street, and Federal Street when you book through the Way app or website!

Is there street parking near Field Museum?

Yes, you can find metered street parking on Solidarity Drive. It will cost you $4 for 2 hours. However, these will likely be snapped up on a first-come, first-served basis, and so are not guaranteed.

You can also find street parking near Field Museum along Michigan Avenue, and other streets which will cost you $4-6 for 2 hours. Remember that a drawback of street parking is the many rules you need to follow to prevent a parking ticket. Doesn't parking at a nearby, safe, convenient garage seem much more tempting?

How can I find affordable parking near Field Museum?

Nothing says convenience more than a guaranteed parking spot when you visit Field Museum. That’s why your best shot is to book a Field Museum parking garage through! Not only will you be ensured a spot, you can also have the satisfaction of safe parking for the duration of your visit. Plus, all the garages you see on are paved, well-maintained, and quality-checked. You get the best prices, the best amenities, and the best spaces – all at an absolute steal!

Chicago Field Museum Parking Tips

The Field Museum is located on the Museum Campus, Chicago.

Always follow parking rules when choosing street parking near Field Museum. Keep an eye out for parking signs that show time limits, rates, etc.

As a rule, don’t leave your laptops, smartphones, or wallets on the dashboard of your vehicle or on the streets where it can be easily seen. Car break-ins are more common when you leave your valuables in plain sight within the car.

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