Mummies Night

Join us for a night of all-things-mummies at the Oriental Institute Museum! Meet our real mummies, mummify a simulated mummy, and hear a mummy tale. Craft a mummy, play mummy games, and more!

Join the Oriental Institute for our annual family Halloween party. Mummify our simulated mummy, take a mummy tour, or hear a mummy-tale. Craft a mummy to take home, compete in a Mummy Wrap Race, and catch a family photo at the Great Pyramids and with life-sized camel standees at our Photo Op. Play the game many a mummy has taken to his own tomb – Senet. And as always, in the galleries, King Tut’s monumental 17-foot-tall statue and our 40-ton Assyrian winged bull will lend a photogenic background for witches, vampires, monsters, princesses, or whatever your costume.

Mummy Tours occur every half hour throughout the event. Tickets are free, but space is limited! Reserve your tickets ahead of time through the registration link. A limited number of tickets will be available onsite.

Mummy Simulations also occur every half hour throughout the event. Tickets cost $3 per child, and the simulation is free for accompanying adults. Tickets can be purchased at the event on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Scouts and other interested youth can get their OI mummy fun patch for attending this event. Patches available onsite.

About the Oriental Institute
The Oriental Institute, part of the University of Chicago, is one of the world’s leading centers for the study of ancient Middle Eastern civilizations. The Museum cares for and displays a vast collection of artifacts from ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Nubia, Persia, and Turkey. Learn more at The Oriental Institute is located at 1155 East 58th Street, Chicago, IL 60637.

This project is backed by the Vice Provost for Academic Leadership, Advancement and Diversity.

This event is hosted by a campus partner. If you have any questions regarding registration or logistics of the event, e.g., where to meet, special assistance requests, parking, please contact the Event Contact listed.



Event Information

Cost: Free for children, suggested donation of $5.00 per adult
Recommended for children ages 4 and up, accompanied by an adult.


Saturday, 10/27/18 at 4:00pm - 7:00pm | iCal


Oriental Institute Museum
1155 E 58th St
Chicago, IL 60637 United States

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Event Contact
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