Oriental Institute Museum
Chicago, Ill. 60637
Cost: Suggested donation $7, $4 kids 11 and under
Hours: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Wednesday; noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday.
The Oriental Institute focuses on the Ancient Near East, including Egypt, Persia and the Fertile Crescent. Families can discover mummies from ancient Egypt, lions from ancient Babylon and a colossal statue of King Tut by using free self-guided activities. Travel back in time with computer games and gallery activity cards in English and Spanish.