The Oriental Institute welcomes all visitors and affirms its commitment to making its programs and services accessible to everyone. The Museum has a range of resources and programs designed specifically for adults and children with disabilities.

Access to the Museum

Ramp access is available, and drop-offs are permitted. A traffic drop-off is available from the east side of University Avenue.

Questions?  Please call (773) 702-9522 during Museum opening hours. 


After 4:00 p.m. on weekdays and all day on the weekends, free parking is available at Lexington Parking Lot (5835 South University Avenue), half a block south of the Museum. There is a limited number of accessible parking spaces in this parking lot.

Outside these times, the Oriental Institute has no nearby parking facilities. Patrons with disabilities can park in the Ellis Avenue Parking Structure, located at 5505 South Ellis Avenue. The parking structure charges a fee 24 hours a day or requires a permit. It is three blocks north and one block west of the Museum.

Inside the Museum

All our galleries are on ground level and are wheelchair accessible.  Elevators are located in the lobby with access to all floors. A limited number of wheelchairs are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis. Breasted Hall is equipped with a designated wheelchair area at the front row.

Visitors may use strollers throughout the Museum. An accessibility ramp into the Museum is located on the west side of building on University Avenue.

Coat and Bag Check

Complimentary lockers are available for use by our patrons, and are located on the west side of the building near our ramp entrance. Large bags, backpacks, umbrellas, and other items should be checked at the front desk. The Oriental Institute Museum is not responsible for lost or stolen property.