The 430,000-square-foot Museum of the Bible is currently under construction in Washington, D.C. but this digital fly-through gives you some perspective on just what the eight floors will entail. Preview all of the amazing features of this world-class museum from the 40-foot-tall bronze doors at the entrance to the roof-top garden and everything in-between.
The museum in Washington, D.C. will be housed in a 430,000-square-foot building just two blocks from the National Mall and three blocks from the nation’s Capitol, and it will open in the fall of 2017. It will provide guests with an immersive and personalized experience as they explore the history, narrative, and impact of the Bible.
Museum of the Bible will be an unparalleled experience, using cutting-edge technology to bring the Bible to life. It will span time, space, and cultures, inviting everyone to engage with the Bible. With three permanent sections and space for temporary exhibits, there will always be something new to explore.
- Floor -2: Research Labs and Libraries
- Floor -1: Temporary Exhibitions Space-12,500 Sq.Ft., Storage
- Floor 1: Introductory Presentation, Permanent Space for 2 of the World’s Most Renowned Libraries (TBA), Children’s Area, Gift Shop
- Floor 2: The Impact of the Bible
- Floor 3: The Narratives of the Bible, Nazareth Village
- Floor 4: The History of the Bible
- Floor 5: Permanent Exhibition Space for 2 of the World’s Greatest Museums (TBA), 500-Seat Theater, 100-Seat Lecture Hall, Class Rooms, Offices
- Floor 6: Gathering Room, Biblical Gardens, Restaurant
The Narrative Floor shares the stories of the Bible by engaging all of guests’ senses. The adventure and drama of the Bible will come to life in riveting presentations. Visitors will walk through the narratives of the Hebrew text from Genesis to Chronicles and then through first-century Nazareth, ending with the story of the New Testament. This floor intertwines immersive experiences with artifacts, executed in highly creative ways.
The History Floor showcases archaeological discoveries through modern cinematic storytelling to bring the biography of the book we call the Bible to life. The History Floor will feature more than 500 world-class artifacts that document the Bible’s preservation, translation, and transmission across centuries and cultures. This floor features many of the greatest biblical discoveries, including writings dating to the time of Abraham, fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, early New Testament writings, and more.
The Impact Floor will explore the Bible’s impact over time on cultures, civilization, and daily life, including its profound influence on fine arts, science, government, and more. The Impact Floor will be modern, technologically advanced, visually stimulating, and interactive. It will tell stories of the Bible’s impact and invite visitors to share their own stories.