Semitic Museum

The Semitic Museum houses over 40,000 Near Eastern artifacts, most of which derive from museum-sponsored excavations in Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Syria, and Tunisia. The Museum is dedicated to the use of these collections for the investigation and teaching of Near Eastern archaeology, history, and culture. The Semitic Museum sponsors archaeological excavations and surveys of complex societies of the Near East, with special emphasis on those ancient cultures related to the world of the Bible.

Celebrations & Meetings

The Semitic Museum is available for rental. If you are looking for a unique venue for your gathering that is rich with Near Eastern culture, contact us today.

Maximum Capacity: 200


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Mon 10am - 4pm
Tue 10am - 4pm
Wed 10am - 4pm
Thu 10am - 4pm
Fri 10am - 4pm
Sun 1pm - 4pm


  • Museum


  • Free
  • Groups (25+)
  • Kid-Friendly