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We are adopting health requirements under the guidance of the University of Chicago and developed in conjunction with UChicago Medicine in order to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience visiting us. 

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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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The Oriental Institute Museum

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Admissions & Hours

Admissions & Hours

Find out about our hours, admissions, and the rules for our galleries, including sketching and photography.

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