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
From May 2 to May 7, teachers and educational-support professionals will receive a FREE audio tour for their visit to the Museum.
Come use recycled and natural materials to explore creative engineering and the innovative thinking you need to build with limited resources.
We bring the Oriental Institute to you.
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.
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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.Learn More