Safety in the Museum

Updated Safety Protocols

Guests do not need to be vaccinated or show proof of vaccination to visit the museum. To attend events or enjoy seated dining, however, guests 12+ must show proof of vaccination or have either a medical or religious exemption and show a negative test within the last 24 hours. All guests 18+, regardless of vaccination status, must show photo ID to attend events and enjoy seated dining.

There is no need to be vaccinated or show proof of vaccination to purchase food and drink to go. Guests are permitted to eat and drink throughout the museum, except in exhibit areas.

Please note that verification of guests’ documents will be a visual review only. Museum of the Bible will not retain any personal information or health data from any guest, client, or staff member.

The DC Mayor’s vaccine mandate goes into effect January 15. For more information, click here.

DC Mask Mandate

As of Monday, December 20, 2021, the District of Columbia’s (DC) indoor mask mandate has been put back in place. In response to Mayor Muriel Bowser's announcement, Museum of the Bible will require visitors and employees to wear masks indoors beginning Monday, December 20, 2021, through January 31, 2022.