Welcome to the Oriental Institute Museum!

The Oriental Institute Museum is a world-renowned showcase for the history, art, and archaeology of the ancient Near East. The Museum displays objects recovered by Oriental Institute excavations in permanent galleries devoted to ancient Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia, and the ancient site of Megiddo, as well as rotating special exhibits.

Taking a field trip to the Museum offers students and teachers an opportunity to interact with real objects. Field trips engage the senses, bring curriculum concepts to life, and inspire questions. With some planning, a field trip becomes a valuable extension of classroom learning. For more information about K-12 tour programs at the Oriental Institute, please go to our Field Trips page.

The Oriental Institute Public Education Department offers a range of professional development programs and free welcome events to educators year-round. Visit the Teacher Programs page for our most updated offerings.

For other inquiries, please contact Public Education Department at oi-education@uchicago.edu.