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.
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.

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, a few of the display cases in the Mesopotamian Gallery and a number of display cases in the Persian Gallery have not yet been reinstalled. The Persia Gallery will also be closed on Wednesday, June 19th. The rest of the galleries and display cases are on view to the public. Please 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-communications@uchicago.edu with the subject "OIM Display Inquiry".  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 


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 Photographs taken in the galleries are for personal interest and research use only; they are not to be published or used for commercial purposes.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