Oriental Institute Museum, Chicago

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#8 of 28 in Museums in Chicago
Oriental Institute Museum presents its collection of artifacts from the ancient Middle East to the public on the University of Chicago's campus. Many of the artifacts on display continue to be studied by anthropologists at the university, so don't be surprised if you see a scientist scrutinizing an exhibit beside you. University archeologists unearthed some of the finds displayed here. Exhibits range from mammoth chunks of buildings to artwork and textiles. All donated admission money goes toward research and museum upkeep. Our Chicago trip builder website makes visiting Oriental Institute Museum and other Chicago attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Many mummies and relics excavated by researchers in University of Chicago! The characters and pictures in the book of the Egyptians are great. But some people interested in archaeology might feel unsa...  more »
  • This small museum has an excellent collection of ancient artifacts. It's Souk gift shop is similarly small and unique.  more »
  • My teenagers learned much about the Ancient Near East and enjoyed the museum. There is much reading to do, but the writing is accessible and you can learn so much. This is not an interactive museum, b...  more »
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  • My niece introduced me to the Oriental museum. I had a wonderful time. The museum is very exotic and beautiful
  • Beautifully curated. Donation based. Highly recommend audio tours.
  • Loved the visit, very educational. My granddaughter had a great time also. They took the time out for a tour and let the children do art after the tour.
  • Excellent museum, worth spending several unrushed hours reading the information. Excellent displays
  • This is a hidden jewel that Until recently I wasn't aware of. An excellent museum with outstanding artifacts and very well displayed.

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