Scripture and Science: Our Universe, Ourselves, Our Place

Plan Your Visit

This exhibition explores the Bible’s role in the historical relationship between science and religion. Many today believe that religious faith and the natural sciences are very separate subjects. Indeed, many consider the Bible to be an obstacle to scientific progress. Yet, for centuries, faith and the study of nature were very much entangled. At times, biblical beliefs helped encourage people to study the world. They even influenced the rise of science as we know it today.

Join the Education Department as we dive into the six essential questions raised by this exhibition: How did it all begin? What keeps the universe running? How did life begin? What makes me human? What can we accomplish? How will it all end? Hosting scholars and educators from around the world, we invite learners of all ages to interact with this landmark exhibition that seeks to spur dialogue about some of life’s biggest questions. 

You are invited to participate in 10 different education programs which include: student immersive experiences, family activities, roundtable discussions, lectures, homeschool day, special presentations about artifacts that will stimulate your curiosity to learn more about scripture and science in everyday life. We cannot wait to see you!

Dates: January 20, 2023 – January 15, 2024
Location: Floor B1
Cost: Included with general admission

Student Day

March 18, 2023

Join us for Student Day at Museum of the Bible! The day will be filled with fun ways to interact with the Bible through fun and engaging activities with our museum educators. Guests will have the opportunity to attend workshops, make crafts and create your own art, and participate in Kahoot trivia competitions. Bring your curiosity as we dive into the relationship between scripture and science during this special day designed for students of all ages!

Homeschool Day

April 21, 2023

Join us for Homeschool Day at Museum of the Bible! The day will be filled with fun ways to interact with the Bible through fun and engaging activities with our museum educators. Guests will have the opportunity to attend workshops, make crafts and create your own art, and attend parent professional development sessions as they learn more about the relationship between scripture and science. Bring your curiosity as we dive into history and art during this special day designed for homeschool families that tackles some of humanity's biggest questions! 

Lunch & Learn

April 26, 2023

Teaching about the intersection of scripture and science? Most schools have shied away from teaching the Bible and science together in the same classroom. But what if teaching the two in conversation with each other revolutionizes how each is understood by secondary-school students? Museum of the Bible’s newest exhibition, “Scripture and Science,” lays the foundation by discussing how scripture and science have been in conversation historically. Come hear more about this historical relationship in this special Lunch & Learn.

Fridays in May: Did You Know? Programs

May 5, 12, 19, & 26

Join our curators, registrars, and educators every Friday as they host a discussion in the Demo Lab on the History Floor where they highlight artifacts in our collections and different facets of museum life. 

This series of Did You Know? presentations will feature scholars who will highlight Museum of the Bible’s “Scripture and Science” exhibition in short, audience-driven presentations. They will discuss artifacts, displays, and more from this exciting exhibition, with many of the speakers being the same scholars and professionals who brought this exhibit to life. We look forward to seeing you at the museum!

Hot Topics: Round Table Discussions

May 11, 2023

Is it okay to teach science from the pulpit? What makes humans unique? How can faith influence medicine? How can science enhance our understanding of the Bible? 

Join a panel of academic and religious leaders as we dive into hot topic questions. Designed as a round table discussion, we will look at the main questions of Museum of the Bible’s newest exhibit, “Scripture and Science,” hosting dialogue and encouraging curiosity through guided discussions.  

Are you a Millennial or a member of Gen-Z? Come wrestle with these worldview questions in this one-night program hosted in person at Museum of the Bible over a cup of coffee with other young adults!

Fridays in June: Did You Know? Programs

June 2, 9, 16, & 23

Join our curators, registrars, and educators every Friday as they host a discussion in the Demo Lab on the History Floor where they highlight artifacts in our collections and different facets of museum life. 

This series of Did You Know? presentations will feature scholars who will highlight Museum of the Bible’s “Scripture and Science” exhibition in short, audience-driven presentations. They will discuss artifacts, displays, and more from this exciting exhibition, with many of the speakers being the same scholars and professionals who brought this exhibit to life. We look forward to seeing you at the museum!