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The Oriental Institute Museum is temporarily closed. 

The health and safety of our community is of great concern to the University of Chicago and the Oriental Institute, particularly in light of the evolving situation regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19). The OI has been working with the University, and we are carefully monitoring information and guidelines from the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Chicago Department of Public Health. We are also taking appropriate measures to maintain a safe environment here at the OI. To this end, the OI Museum closed temporarily starting March 17th; we continue to assess the situation. Please understand that this decision was made in the best interests of community health and safety and please check this website for any updates or changes. For additional information from the University on the coronavirus (COVID-19), please visit this website: https://coronavirusupdates.uchicago.edu/.


Oriental Institute Museum Address

Wheelchair Accessible

1155 East 58th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 USA

Oriental Institute Museum and Suq Gift Shop Hours

Tuesday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Mondays  

The Museum and Suq are closed Independence Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day.
Reduced hours include: the day before Thanksgiving and July 3rd, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m; Christmas Eve, Museum 10:00–3:00 p.m., Suq 10:00–4:00 p.m.; and New Year's Eve, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.


Suggested Admission:  $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children under 12. For groups of 10 or more people visiting the museum, please register by completing and submitting the appropriate form on the following page: Tours & Group Visits 

Photography Policy: Photography is permitted in the museum galleries. Use of tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, or additional lighting units, however, is not permitted. Photographs taken in the galleries are for personal interest and research use only; they are not to be published or used for commercial purposes. 

Sketching Policy: Visitors and groups may only use pencil and must have a notebook or clipboard to use. Leaning on cases is not permitted.

Items Not Permitted in the Galleries: food or drinks, backpacks, umbrellas, parcels or bags larger than 11”x13”, and e-cigarettes and vaporizers. Also, please refrain from talking on any cellular devices while inside the galleries.