Oriental Institute Exterior
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Oriental Institute Museum Address

Wheelchair Accessible

1155 East 58th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 USA

Oriental Institute Museum and Shop (Suq) 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, and have reduced hours the day before Thanksgiving 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.; Christmas Eve 10:00–3:00pm Museum, 10:00–5:00pm Suq; and New Year's Eve 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

We are currently undergoing a Gallery Enhancements Project at the Oriental Institute Museum. As a result, certain display cases and objects will be temporary off display. Currently some display objects are temporarily off display in the Joseph and Mary Grimshaw Egyptian GalleryPlease check this website for the most up-to-date information. If you have a question about the status of a particular object or display case, please email oi-museum@uchicago.edu with the subject "OIM Display Inquiry".  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Please note that on Friday, June 8th, and Saturday, June 9th, there will be road closures and parking restrictions in the area around the Oriental Institute Museum, as this is the University of Chicago's Convocation Weekend 2018. Visit the UC Convocation website for further details. 


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 Photographs taken in the galleries are for personal interest and research use only; they are not to be published or used for commercial purposes.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.