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Oriental Institute Museum Address

Wheelchair Accessible

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
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.

The Mesopotamian Gallery will close at 4:00pm on Thursday, June 8th, 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. At this time, some of the objects in the Syro-Anatolian Gallery, including the monumental sculpture from Tell Tayinat, are off display and will remain so until the end of August. The Nubian Gallery will be closed September 6th through 8th, 2017. Please continue to check this page for updates. 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.