Online Course: Before the Alphabet: Writing Systems in the Ancient World (8 weeks)

Learn about some of the earliest, original writing systems – including Sumer, Egypt, China, and Mesoamerica – and the social, cultural, and historical contexts of their inventions.

Adult Continuing Education Courses

Teacher Appreciation Week

From May 2 to May 7, teachers and educational-support professionals will receive a FREE audio tour for their visit to the Museum.

Teacher Program

Community Scholars Program

We bring the Oriental Institute to you.

Off-site Program

The Oriental Institute offers a mix of events and activities, including gallery tours, travel programs, hands-on workshops for children and families, exclusive members' programs, lectures, and rigorous adult education courses. The Oriental Institute is dedicated to engaging visitors of all ages and backgrounds with ancient cultures and the arts.

Adult Continuing Education Courses & Programs

Explore the ancient world through our onsite and online program offerings.

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UChicago Student Programs

Immerse yourself in awe-inspring archaeological discoveries. Travel back in time in our serene museum space.

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Family & Youth Programs

Investigate replicas of artifacts to solve the archaeological puzzle of our simulated dig site.

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K-12 Educator Programs

Learn from our archaeologists and get hands-on with lesson planning in our workshops onsite and online.

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Access Programs: Tours for Blind/Partially-Sighted Visitors

Visitors who are blind or have low vision are invited to engage in touchable moments of the ancient world in the Museum. Sighted companions are welcome to join.

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