The Oriental Institute is a research division of the University of Chicago devoted to the study of the languages, history, culture and archaeology of the ancient Middle East. Its Museum contains one of the world's most comprehensive collections of artifacts from Egypt, Nubia, Turkey, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Israel and Palestine. Temporary exhibits highlight otherwise unseen objects from the collection and the current research of the Oriental Institute. The Institute offers a wide variety of public programs, films, lectures, and activities for families, students, and adults.

 

Location

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1155 East 58th Street
Chicago, IL 60637

Website

Oriental Institute Museum

Hours

Tues, Thurs-Sun, 10 am-5 pm
Wed, 10 am-8:00 pm  
Closed Mon and major holidays

Contact

General Information
773.702.9514

Museum Office
773.702.9520

Museum Tours
773.702.9507

Museum Gift Shop (Suq)
773.702.9510