oriental institute
Oct 26th, 2019
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Mummies Night: 100 Years of Mummies!

Oriental Institute

1155 E 58th St
Chicago, IL

Mummies Night: 100 Years of Mummies!

Join a special Mummies Night for the Oriental Institute's Centennial Year! Celebrate 100 years of mummies, tombs, and magic for the 20th annual family Halloween party. Costumes encouraged!

Free for children, suggested donation of $5/adult.

Recommended for children ages 4 and up, accompanied by an adult.

Mummify a simulated mummy, take a mummy tour, or hear a mummy-tale. Make mummy crafts, compete in a Mummy Wrap Race, and catch a family photo at the 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 the 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 here. 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-served basis.

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

This project is backed by the Office of the Provost of the University of Chicago.

Persons with disabilities who need an accommodation in order to participate in this event should contact the event sponsor for assistance. For events on http://events.uchicago.edu/students/, please contact ORCSA at (773) 702-8787.

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.