Picture the past at the Museum. Book a Verbal Imaging Tour, which is free and designed to meet the needs of visitors with visual disabilities.
Scheduling a Tour
Verbal Imaging Tours are guided by trained volunteer docents who will give detailed verbal descriptions of the artifact highlights in the permanent galleries. Object replicas will also be available for participants to touch and feel the rich material culture housed at the Oriental Institute.
Submit your request for a tour to begin the process of booking your visit. You will receive an email confirmation within 5 business days when your visit has been booked. Requests for Verbal Imaging Tours must be received 45 days in advance, and requested dates and times are subject to availability. The maximum group size for Verbal Imaging Tours is 30.
Before Your Visit
Listen to our lectures and talks
Check out our YouTube channel and explore our work about the ancient Near East from world-renowned scholars. Thanks to the generous support of Oriental Institute Members, Sponsors, and Partners for the funds to film these lectures.
Discover our publications
Learn about our museum collections and research through some of the Oriental Institute Museum catalogs and other Oriental Institute publications by series or topic.