In your list of things to do in Chicago you should include this location without a doubt. What an amazing collection of Near Eastern Art and Artifacts. From Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, Persian, Egyptian Art, I was in a state of bliss witnessing these ancient artifacts. I am a lover of art and an educator so it was a delight to be able to view these artifacts which I show to my students via mediocre technological means, in person. Chicago is an artist's lover Mecca and while I recommend everything in this city do include and support this wonderful location, it is worth the trip!!! I don't remember the cost to enter as I support all museums and art collections but it won't make a dent in your wallet I promise. While in the area take in some of the restaurants near by the school all frequented by university staff and an students.