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 Museum will close at 3:00 pm on Sunday, December 4th.
The Mesopotamian Gallery will close at 3:00pm on Saturday, March 18th, 4:00pm on Wednesday, May 17th, and 3:30pm on Friday, June 9th, 2017. The Syro-Anatolian and Megiddo galleries will be closed June 12th–19th, and the Persian Gallery will be closed June 19th–26th.
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.