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 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 Even, 10:00–3:00 p.m.; and New Year's Eve, 10:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.

On Saturday, October 26, event set-up will be occuring throughout the museum galleries starting at 1 p.m. All of the galleries, excluding the Assyrian Empire, Syro-Anatolian, and Megiddo galleries, will be open until 7 p.m. the same day for Mummies Night


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 Photographs taken in the galleries are for personal interest and research use only; they are not to be published or used for commercial purposes.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