Directions & Parking

Aerial view of the Adler Planetarium with the Chicago skyline in the background.

Chicago’s Museum Campus

1300 S. DuSable Lake Shore Dr.

Chicago, IL 60605

Public Transportation

Throughout the year, Museum Campus is the site of a variety of special events that can affect traffic and parking. The Adler strongly encourages the use of public transportation. Take the CTA to Roosevelt or the Metra to Museum Campus.

By Bus

#146 Inner Drive/Michigan Express/Museum Campus
#130 Museum Campus (mid-May through Labor Day)

By Train

Roosevelt CTA stop servicing Red, Orange and Green lines. Offers connections to #146 bus located at State and Roosevelt Road.

For routes, schedules and fares please visit the CTA website or call 312.836.7000.

Coming to the Adler on the Metra? Visit the Metra website or call 312.322.6900 for schedule information, fares and other related travel information.

For regional travel information, please visit the RTA Trip Planner or call 312.836.7000.

Parking & Accessibility

All Museum Campus parking lots are owned by the Chicago Parks District and managed by Standard Parking. The Adler does not control parking rates. Rates can vary due to activities such as football games, concerts, and other special events. Check the Soldier Field and Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island schedules for upcoming events that may impact parking or travel to the Adler and Museum Campus.

Adler Parking Lot

Located next to the Adler Planetarium
Day rate Cars: $25, Oversized: $50*
Night Rate (in after 4:00 pm) Cars: $15, Oversized: $31*
Early bird (in before 9:30 am) Cars: $12, Oversized: $26*

Soldier Field North Garage

Located on the east side of Soldier Field
$25 4 hours or less*
$30 4 to 12 hours*
$50 12 to 24 hours*

Street Parking on Solidarity Drive

Available along Solidarity Drive
Rates vary and are subject to closure by the City of Chicago

*All parking rates are subject to change without notice. For the most current parking information, visit the Soldier Field Parking website.

Accessible Parking

There are several reserved accessible parking spaces in the Adler Planetarium lot close to the accessible entrance.

Accessible Entrance

The Adler Planetarium’s wheelchair accessible entrance is located at the South Box Office.

Divvy Bike Sharing

With a station located just outside the Adler’s front doors, Divvy bike share is a great way to get to/from the museum—and 580+ other locations across Chicagoland. Use code ADLERIDE to get $2 off a Divvy 24-Hour Pass (regularly $9.95), which gives you access to thousands of bikes for a 24-hour period. Apply the discount code at any Divvy station kiosk or via the Transit app on iPhone or Android devices. Note that trips longer than 30 minutes incur usage fees. Visit for pricing, station locations, and suggested itineraries.


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