Directions and Parking
Discover the best way to get to Mindworks and where to park when you arrive.
Mindworks is located on the first floor of 224 South Michigan Avenue, otherwise known as the Railway Exchange Building, at the corner of Michigan and Jackson in Chicago’s Loop.
Mindworks is easily accessible via ‘L’ train (Adams/Wabash or Jackson stops), Metra (Van Buren station), bus, bike, or car. It offers immediate access to Lake Shore Drive and quick access to I-290 and I-90/94 via Ida B. Wells Drive.
Parking: There are more than 10,000 parking spaces within two blocks of 224 South Michigan Avenue, including more than 1,300 spaces at the adjacent Grant Park South Garage.
- For those traveling via Metra train, the Van Buren station is a four-minute walk from Mindworks.
- For those traveling by “L,” the Adams/Wabash station (Downtown Loop) is a three-minute walk from Mindworks, while the Jackson and Monroe stations are a four- and seven-minute walk away, respectively.
Bicycling: Those wanting to travel by Divvy bicycle will find a station just outside the Art Institute of Chicago at Michigan Avenue and Jackson Boulevard.
Campus Connector Shuttle from Hyde Park
Members of the University of Chicago community can take the free Downtown Campus Connector Shuttle from Hyde Park to the Loop. Shuttles run continuously Monday-Friday from 6:30 am-10 pm (excluding holidays) with approximately 20 minutes between shuttles.
Hyde Park to Downtown
- Pick up: On campus by Rockefeller Chapel or Goldblatt Pavillion
- Drop off: The closest official stop is at Michigan and Randolph (a 10 minute walk from Mindworks). If you ask the driver to drop you off by the Art Institute (across the street from Mindworks), the driver should be able to accommodate your request.
Downtown to Hyde Park
- Pick up: Southeast corner of Michigan and Randolph.
- Drop off: On campus by Rockefeller Chapel or Goldblatt Pavillion
More info and live shuttle tracking at https://uchicago.transloc.com/
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