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.

Event & Program Photography: The Oriental Institute has photographs taken at its events for purposes of future publicity and development communications. These photos help us convey the value of our research, education, exhibits, and events. Our photographer wears an Oriental Institute name tag. We appreciate your support. If you do not wish yourself or a child in your care to be seen in any photos, please let the photographer know of your preference. 


Become a member of the OI and explore more with free and discounted programming!

Members Events

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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OI Travel Program

Travel with the OI on once-in-a lifetime journeys that open history and provide unique access.

Travel Programs

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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