East side of the Oriental Institute Museum, as seen from E. 58th Street and S. Woodlawn Ave

Oriental Institute Museum

Wheelchair Accessible

1155 East 58th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 USA
(773) 702-9520 - Museum Office

Front doors of the Oriental Institute

Oriental Institute Museum and Shop (Suq) Hours

Tuesday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday noon to 6:00 pm
Closed Mondays  

The Museum is closed on these days: January 1; July 4 (the museum and Suq will also close early, at 4pm, on Thursday, July 3rd); Thanksgiving Day; and December 25.

***Please be advised that beginning September 1, 2014, the museum and Suq hours will change to the following:

Mondays - Closed, Tuesdays - 10am - 5pm, Wednesdays - 10am - 8:00pm, Thursdays - 10am - 5pm, Fridays - 10am - 5pm, Saturdays - 10am - 5pm, Sundays - 10am - 5pm


The Tympanum over the front doors to the Oriental Institute

Admission is Free

Suggested Donation: $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children under 12.

For groups of 8 or more people visiting the museum, please register by completing and submitting the following form: Tour Reservation Form

Photography, including built-in and/or attached flash, is permitted in the museum galleries without permission. Use of tripods, monopods, or additional lighting units, however, is not permitted.

Sketching policy: Visitors and groups may only use pencil and must have a notebook or clipboard to use. Leaning on cases is not permitted.

Items not permitted in the museum galleries: food or drinks, backpacks, umbrellas, and parcels or bags larger than 11”x13”. Also, please refrain from talking on any cellular devices while inside the galleries.