OI Museum Opening

OI Museum Currently Closed 

In light of the current stay-at-home advisory issued by the city of Chicago, the OI Museum unfortunately will close on Saturday, November 14, and will remain closed through January 2021. We are no longer accepting online ticketed reservations and must cancel any reservations that have already been placed for the coming weeks. We are thankful for your interest in visiting the Museum and for your ongoing support. Please watch our website (oi100.uchicago.edu/visit-museum) for further announcements regarding hours and reservations.


The OI Museum is a world-renowned showcase for the history, art, and archaeology of the ancient Middle 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.

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