May 18, 2018

Press Release

Museum of the Bible Celebrates More Than Half a Million Visitors in First Six Months

On its six-month anniversary, Museum of the Bible is releasing official attendance numbers: Approximately 565,000 people have visited the 430,000-square-foot museum since its opening to the public November 18, 2017. According to post-visit surveys, more than 90 percent of guests have rated their experience at the museum as excellent or good, with eight in 10 registering they would recommend Museum of the Bible to a friend or family member.

"We are pleased that more than half a million people have walked through the iconic Gutenberg Gates since last November to experience the largest museum dedicated to the Bible," said Museum of the Bible President Cary Summers. "As we enter the peak of tour season, we look forward to welcoming new and returning guests to engage with the history, narrative and impact of the most influential book ever written."

In addition to the 565,000 visitors, Museum of the Bible is celebrating:

  • 327,994 customers served in its Manna restaurant
  • 32,018 cups of coffee served at Milk and Honey café
  • 251,310 people who participated in the Hebrew Bible walk-through

This June, Hebrew University will host an exhibit at the museum exploring the story of the Romans and the Jewish people in the first century. In July, two exhibits will open: Sacred Drama: Performing the Bible in Renaissance Florence and Noblewomen and the Bible: Seven Stories from the House of Stolberg. August marks the beginning of the Museum of the Bible-sponsored exhibit: Pilgrim Preacher: Billy Graham, the Bible and the Challenges of the Modern World.

About Museum of the Bible
Museum of the Bible is an innovative, global, educational institution whose purpose is to invite all people to engage with the history, narrative and impact of the Bible. Admission to the museum is free with a suggested donation of $15 per person. A fly-through of the Museum is viewable here.
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