OI Museum Reopening
OI Building

Vist the Museum 

We have adopted health and safety protocols under the guidance of the University of Chicago and developed in conjunction with UChicago Medicine in order to promote a safe and enjoyable experience when visiting us. 

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The Oriental Institute Museum makes accessible to the public many of the highlights of our large collection of artifacts from the ancient Middle East (10,000 BC – AD 650), including objects from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Syro-Anatolia, Israel, Iran, and Nubia. Many of the objects on display were excavated by University of Chicago archaeologists. To learn more about our collections, browse the Museums and Galleries and Collections sections of this website. You can also take a Virtual Tour of our galleries on this website. We have programs for children, seniors, and educators. Cafés and restaurants can be found a short distance from the Oriental Institute. For more information including accessibility, browse the menu tabs.

Directions & Parking

No matter where you are coming from, we have directions to the Oriental Institute and can explain parking in and around the University of Chicago.

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Admissions & Hours

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

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The Museum Shop

The Suq, our museum shop, has a wide variety of books about the ancient world and gifts from today’s Middle East.

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