Museum

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-BY-FLOOR OVERVIEW

  • 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

Construction is well underway in Washington, D.C.

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History of the Bible

History of the Bible

Galleries on this floor follow the Bible from its origins as a series of writings accessible to only a small group of people, through many changes in form and adoption by multiple faith traditions, to the most widely read text in history.

Narratives of the Bible

Narratives of the Bible

On this floor, 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.

Impact of the Bible

Impact of the Bible

This floor will explore the Bible’s impact over time on cultures, civilizations, and daily life, including its profound influence on fine arts, science, government, music, film and more.

Bronze Doors

Bronze Doors

This grand entrance has a height of 40 feet and will be flanked by an architectural re-creation of the printing bed of the first page of Genesis from the Gutenberg Bible, and is made of large bronze panels.

Digital Guide

Digital Guide

State-of-the-art handheld museum navigation created exclusively for Museum of the Bible. Includes group tour coordination, restaurant reservations, personalized individual or family-guided tours.

Courageous Pages

Courageous Pages

Courage is the overriding theme of the kid’s area, packed with biblical stories of people who dug deep and did what they believed was right, even in the face of fear or opposition.

Digital Lobby Ceiling

Digital Lobby Ceiling

Creating an awe-inspiring welcome for the museum guests, the 140-foot digital canvas will rotate throughout the day and set the tone for guest’s entire experience at Museum of the Bible.

Performing Arts Theater

Performing Arts Theater

This 500-seat performance theater will utilize digital mapping technology to surround audiences in an environment that enhances what they are viewing on the stage.

Restaurant and Biblical Garden

Restaurant and Biblical Garden

In the spirit of the festive Middle Eastern outdoor marketplace, this restaurant will highlight the foods of the Bible. Guests can enjoy display kitchen viewing and take a stroll through a rooftop biblical garden.

Artist Renderings of Washington, D.C. Museum