Adult & Family Group Tours

All groups of 10 or more must register to vist the OI Museum.


Self-Guided Tour

Groups are welcome to lead themselves through the OI Museum. You can prepare for a visit with our Educator Guides & Resources. You can also download the OI Mobile App, free for iOS devices and Android.

Groups of 10 or more must register at least 48 hours in advance. 

Cost: $10 per adult, $5 per child (12 & under). There is a 48-hour cancellation period. 

Register for a Self-Guided Tour (Group Visit)


Guided Tour

Take a one-hour tour of the museum guided by a docent, that focuses on highlights of the collection, which showcase the history, art, and archaeology of the ancient Near East. Recommended for age 9 and older.

Group size: 10 to 60 participants; one adult is required for every group of 10 participants under the age of 18. 

Cost: $12 per adult, $7 per child (12 & under). There is a 48-hour cancellation period. 

Available Tuesdays through Fridays at 10 am or 1pm. Preregistration is required at least 14 days in advance. There is a 48-hour cancellation period.

Register for a Guided Tour


Guided Tour & Film 

Docents lead your group on a one-hour tour of the museum focusing on highlights of the collection, which showcase the history, art, and archaeology of the ancient Near East. After the tour, your group will watch a one-hour film. Recommended for age 9 and older.

Film option:

  • Breaking Ground: Recommended for high school. The founding of the OI and its archaeological discoveries. (57 minutes)

Group size: 10 to 120 participants

Cost: $12 per adult, $7 per child (12 & under). There is a 48-hour cancellation period. 

Register for a Guided Tour & Film


You will receive an email confirmation when your tour/program has been booked. A credit card is required to reserve a date and will be charged a $50 registration fee. Your remaining balance will not be charged until after the day of your visit. If you need to pay with a check, please email oi-visitors@uchicago.edu and a staff member will be happy to assist you with making a reservation. 


Questions? Email oi-visitors@uchicago.edu