UChicago tours are available in-person. Tours are available to UChicago classes, student and staff groups, and other interested members of the University community who wish to have a guided tour. There is no charge for any UChicago group. 

Additionally, if professor wish to give a self-guided tour of the galleries, this is also possible. We only ask that you notify us about your visit at least 24 hours in advance so that we can add it to the calendar. We will let you know if there are a large number of other groups in the gallery at the same time and may recommend that you re-schedule your visit for another day. Therefore, we would recommend that you let us know about your visit as soon as possible. 

Requests for a guided tour must be received at least 14 days in advance. Requested dates and times are subject to availability.

Click here to register for a University of Chicago Group Guided or Self-Guided Visit. 

Guided Tour Options

The Oriental Institute is pleased to offer tours for the University of Chicago community. Special tour requests can focus on a requested topic or object(s), or be led by a requested individual at the Oriental Institute. Please email for more information about the types of tours that are offered. Available tours include: 

Postcolonial tour of the Oriental Institute Museum

Law in Ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt

Queens and Princesses in the Ancient World

Cost: Free for University of Chicago students and other University of Chicago groups.


Questions? Email oi-education@uchicago.edu