Some Chicago museums adjusting hours due to NASCAR street race

Visitors can expect schedule changes at Chicago's Museum Campus in late June and early July because of the NASCAR Chicago Street Race.

The Shedd Aquarium announced Monday it will be opening one hour later and closing an hour earlier in the two days leading up to race weekend, and that it is closing entirely both July 1 and July 2.

The Field Museum also announced shorter hours on July 1 and July 2 but will maintain normal business hours in the days leading up to the race.


The Adler Planetarium will open and close as normal, but guests are required to buy tickets in advance online.

All three institutions are urging visitors to allow extra time to get to and from Museum Campus, and plan to avoid almost the entire Grant Park footprint.

As for NASCAR tickets, if you want to see the race, expect to dig deep into your pockets. 

General Admission two-day tickets start at $269, reserved seats start at $465, and the premium seats, luxury suites and hospitality club options, range from almost $900 to over $3000.