Oriental Institute Museum Address
1155 East 58th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 USA
(773) 702-9520 - Museum Office
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|
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.
The Mesopotamian Gallery will be open until 7:00pm on Friday, May 19th. It will close at 3:30pm on Friday, June 9th, 2017.
Street closures will be in effect in the area around the Museum during the University of Chicago's Convocation Weekend 2017: Friday, June 9th through Saturday, June 10th. Details and a map can be found here.
We are currently undergoing a Gallery Enhancements Project at the Oriental Institute Museum. As a result, certain exhibitions will be temporarily closed and objects removed from display. The Assyrian Empire, Syro-Anatolian, and Megiddo galleries will be closed June 12th–29th, and the Persian Gallery will be closed June 12th–19th. Please check individual gallery webpages for additional information. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Admission is Free.
Suggested Donation: $10.00 for adults, $5.00 for children under 12.
For groups of 8 or more people visiting the museum, please register by completing and submitting the following form: Tour Reservation Form
Photography Policy: Photography, including built-in and/or attached flash, is permitted in the museum galleries without permission. Use of tripods, monopods, selfie sticks, or additional lighting units, however, is not permitted. Any photographs taken in the gallery are for personal use only. They are not to be used in any kind of publication.
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.