Field Museum to stay open May 19, 21 despite NATO Summit
BY FRANCINE KNOWLES Business Reporter email@example.com May 8, 2012 11:32AM
Updated: June 11, 2012 9:01AM
The Field Museum said Tuesday it plans to stay open the Saturday before the NATO Summit — May 19 — as well as May 21 during the summit.
“Based on information from NATO officials, the Field Museum is confident it will be able to serve the public as usual,” the museum said in a written statement.
The museum will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Visitors who drive will be able to access the museum campus by turning east on McFetridge Drive from Columbus Drive and parking will be available in the Soldier Field garage via the north entrance, the museum said. Pedestrians can use public walkways leading to the campus.
The museum will be closed the Sunday of the summit, May 20, due to a NATO event at the institution that evening, the museum said. Spokeswoman Nancy O’Shea declined to say whether NATO dignitaries will be touring the museum, noting, “We do not comment on our clients’ private events.” Last week, the U.S. Secret Service announced the museum, as well as the Adler Planetarium and Shedd Aquarium, also would be closed May 20, along with major road closures and parking restrictions in the area.