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Park Like a Member

Members no longer need to validate a ticket when parking at the Museum.

Your membership card is everything you need to get in and out of MSI’s garage. Digital and physical cards or printouts can all be used, as long as the membership bar code is visible. Here's how it works:

When you arrive

  • Scan your member card to enter the garage.

When you leave

Individual and Dual members

  • Scan your member card at the pay station in your garage section.
  • Pay for your full-price or discounted parking.
  • Scan your member card to exit the garage.

Family and Annual Fund members

  • Scan your member card to exit the garage.
    • Your membership level means you park free!

Remember that free or discounted parking applies to only one car per membership per visit. Any additional cars will be charged at the standard rate. Non-discounted parking is $22.

Please note that your parking benefit applies only to MSI’s underground garage. Parking in the park district lot on the east side of the building (near the Henry Crown Space Center) requires an additional payment regardless of your member level.

Parking rates

Need a replacement card? Contact Member Services at membership@msichicago.org or (773) 947-3161.