Parking - Chicago Children's Museum (and Navy Pier)

Navy Pier has a large parking garage; on most days, especially early, you’ll be able to find a spot there. By noon on busy days, it may be full, however, so you’ll need to look for nearby parking. From the parking garage, walk to the elevator, go to the first floor, and head right (and walk a decent ways) towards the front of Navy Pier to find the Children’s Museum.

Members can buy "plus parking" with their membership that gives free parking (when spots are available, and there are a few blacked out days each year). Other members will receive a 20% discount on parking. Standard rates on Navy Pier are:

Time Cost
Up to 1 hour $15.00
1-1.5 Hours $25.00
1.5-2 Hours $30.00
2-6 Hours $35.00
6-12 Hours $40.00
12-24 Hours $50.00

If parking is full, there are a lot of parking garages within a few blocks. An app like SpotHero is helpful for finding a nearby garage at a reasonable price.