1155 E 58th Street
773.702.9514 | oi.uchicago.edu
The Oriental Institute is a world-renowned research center and museum focusing on the archaeology, history, art, languages, and civilizations of the ancient Near East. The Oriental Institute Museum displays objects and artifacts recovered by Oriental Institute excavations in permanent galleries devoted to ancient Egypt, Nubia, Persia, Mesopotamia, Syria, Anatolia, and the ancient site of Megiddo, as well as rotating special exhibits. The Oriental Institute’s world-class collection of antiquities contains over 200,000 objects and artifacts, attracting visitors and researchers from around the world. Members receive regular discounts in the Suq gift shop, and free audio tours of the highlights of the collection.
Free membership for UChicago students with UCID. Sign up online, or stop by the lobby. Includes regular email updates and invitations to special exhibit openings, films and lectures, and student-only events and programs.