Persian Nowruz Celebration

Celebrate the delight of the coming Persian New Year — Nowruz!

Family Programs

Course: Art and Science of Museum Conservation (4 weeks)

Learn about the history of art conservation and how the discipline has evolved over time with Oriental Institute conservator Alison Whyte.

Adult Continuing Education Courses

Winter Egyptian Classic Films Series

Escape the cold, get a cup of Egyptian tea, and cozy up in the atmospheric Breasted Hall at the Oriental Institute for classic Egyptian films on Wednesday nights in January and February.

Film Series

Multisensory Tour

Visitors who are blind or have low vision are invited to experience touchable moments of the ancient world in the Museum.

Access Program

Hybrid Course: Intensive Advanced Middle Egyptian Grammar (16 weeks)

A three-part workshop exploring the history, art, archaeology, and literature celebrating the culture of drinking from King Tut's tomb, Agamemnon's Mycenae, Plato's Athens, the Silk Road, and more.

Adult Programs

Investigating Nutrition: The Advent of Agriculture in Mesopotamia Online Workshop (8 weeks)

In this 8-week online course, teachers learn and apply two well-researched learning models — understanding by design and a concept-based model — to engage in an archaeological inquiry of food and culture.

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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