Plan Your Visit to Museum of the Bible

Museum of the Bible is located at 400 4th St. SW, Washington, D.C., 20024. We are located just two blocks south of the National Mall. More information about parking and directions is available on this page. If you have any questions, contact Customer Service at (866) 430-MOTB

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Beginning July 1, Museum of the Bible will close at 5 p.m. daily.

Hours of Operation

General Public

Daily: 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Members & Groups

Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Holidays

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day: Closed. Christmas Eve: Closes at 4 p.m.

Subject to change seasonally and based on actual attendance
Excludes evening events or programs supported and approved by Museum of the Bible

Parking

Parking can be limited in Washington, D.C., so we suggest taking the Metro and exiting at the Federal Center SW Metro Station. It is a short, one-block walk west to the entrance of the museum.

Parking Recommendation

We recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app.

To reserve your parking spot, visit the Museum of the Bible SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero app.

Other Parking Options

There are three nearby parking garages. We highly recommend that you call in advance to confirm pricing and hours of operation.

Lot 96 – Federal Center:
409 3rd St SW Washington, DC 20024

Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday: 6:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Sunday: 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Price
1 Hour $9, 2 Hours, $17, Daily Max $20

Phone
(202) 554-0795

Colonial Parking:
500 C St. SW Washington, DC 20024

Hours of Operation
Monday – Sunday: 24 Hours

Price
1 Hour $11, Daily Max $20

Phone
(202) 484-3426

SP+ Parking @ Patriots Plaza:
395 E St. SW Washington, DC 20024

Hours of Operation
Mon-Fri 6:00am - 6:00pm

Price
1 Hour $11.00, Daily Max $21

Phone
(202) 682-1450

Area Transportation

Museum of the Bible is conveniently located within steps of the Federal Center SW Metro Station which can be reached on the Blue, Orange and Silver lines.

Visit www.WMATA.com for up-to-date information on the metro and buses.

We highly suggest guest utilize the metro as parking is very limited in the area.

Museum Shop

Discover hundreds of unique Museum of the Bible gift products. We offer a wide variety of lifestyle apparel and accessories. There are gifts from around the world, including reproductions, sculptures, jewelry, books, stationery and exhibition catalogues. These distinctive offerings are an opportunity to continue the story and experience of the Museum of the Bible and allows our guests to take home a lasting memory that inspires them to continually engage with the Bible.

Keep an eye out for our online store coming soon!

Things to See

Museum Attractions


Attraction

The Hebrew Bible Experience

In this 30-minute experience, encounter significant narratives from the Hebrew Bible, including the stories of Noah's ark, the burning bush, and the Passover!
Attraction

The New Testament Theater

A breathtaking 270-degree theater immerses you in the remarkable story of how the followers of Jesus grew into a thriving community.
Attraction

Washington Revelations

Take a dazzling, multi-sensory tour, "flying" past biblical references in and around Washington, D.C., from the Lincoln Memorial to the Library of Congress! Visitors must be 5 years old at least 42” in height to ride. Learn more about the attraction

Museum Tours


Tour

Museum of the Bible Overview

This tour provides museum guests with an overview of the museum's major attractions and exhibits. Along the way, guests are introduced to the rich collection of artifacts and features on each floor to better guide their experience at Museum of the Bible.
Tour

Top Ten Highlights Tour

Throughout this tour our guests engage with the top 10 don't-miss artifacts in the museum as they explore exhibits and discover some of the treasures of the museum collections.
Tour

The Bible in American History

Walk with us through America's history and the impact the Bible had on it starting with religious separatists, seeking freedom from religious persecution to today. Visit reminders that we still hold "self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights toward life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness…
Tour

It's Complicated: The Bible's Impact

The impact of the Bible on our society has been profound and it has influenced our views of government, human rights, and issues related to crime and justice. This tour will explore historical and contemporary examples of the complicated and sometimes contradictory ways the Bible has influenced our society.
Tour

Bible in the Arts

No other book in the West has been such a catalyst for artists, styles, and movements. This tour will highlight the many creative works inspired by the Bible.
Tour

The World of Jesus of Nazareth

Join us as we bring to life the world in which Jesus of Nazareth lived. Enter a replica first century Jewish Galilean village and talk with villagers as they go about their daily life and hear their stories of the world around them as they live with the political tensions and religious uncertainty during the days of Jesus' ministry.
Tour

Dead Sea Scrolls and the Earliest Biblical Texts

Trash heaps and forgotten libraries – what can archaeological discoveries tell us about the earliest biblical manuscripts? How does the Bible we know today compare with the texts used by Jews and Christians hundreds of years ago? Join us on the tour and discover the fascinating story!
Tour

Translating the Bible into English

The earliest attempts to translate the Bible into English contained all the elements and intrigue to produce a New York Times best seller: power, passion, corruption, betrayal, persecution, oppression and death. This tour highlights the Bibles that emerged out of this tumultuous period.
Tour

Tech + Arch: Designing the Museum

Enter through 40-foot bronze gates, wonder at the vast beauty of the LED arcade ceiling, and experience an array of amazing technological innovations. The Museum of the Bible design is rife with examples of technological modernity mixed with preservation of the past. This tour will peel back the architectural vision that transformed this turn-of-the-century refrigeration warehouse into a modern technologically-advanced museum dedicated to an ancient, storied text.

Group Tours


Group Tour

Gutenberg Press Demonstration and Activity

The metal movable-type printing press sparked a revolution! Join Johannes Gutenberg’s demonstration of his innovative printing methods.
Group Tour

Master Scribe Program: The Ancient and Holy Art of a Torah Scribe

Discover the art of writing a Torah scroll, the holiest object in Judaism, with Rabbi Eliezer Adam. This Master Scribe will explain the religious laws that govern his craft.

Temporary Exhibits


November 17, 2017 - July 8, 2018

Stations of the Cross

Featuring the magnificent work of renowned sculptor Gib Singleton, this experience portrays fourteen stages in the last hours of Jesus’ life. Learn more about the exhibit
Opening June 24, 2018

Jerusalem and Rome: Cultures in Context in the First Century CE

Discover the dynamic story of the first century, from the daily lives of ordinary people to the greatest struggle for autonomy in the history of the Roman Empire. This exhibit is $8 per guest and includes a booklet and Gallery Talk. Learn more about the exhibit
Opening July 1, 2018

Sacred Drama: Performing the Bible in Renaissance Florence

Discover how theatrical performances of the Bible were used to shape future citizens in Renaissance Florence. Learn more about the exhibit
Opening July 1, 2018

Noblewomen and the Bible: Seven Stories from the House of Stolberg

Explore the role of the Bible in the lives of seven fascinating noblewomen from one of Germany’s oldest dynasties. Learn more about the exhibit

Long Term Exhibits


Long Term Exhibit

The People of the Land: History and Archaeology of Ancient Israel

See fascinating archaeological discoveries from the Israel Antiquities Authority and learn more about life in ancient Israel.
Long Term Exhibit

Treasures from the Vatican Museums and the Vatican Library

Encounter stunning manuscripts and other treasures from the Vatican Museums and Vatican Library.

Dining


Restaurant

Manna

Enjoy a unique restaurant experience at Manna, Chef Todd Gray’s new, fast-casual concept where he connects you to history through food. Drawing upon the complex flavors and vibrant spices of the Mediterranean, as well as Gray’s passion for all things seasonal, the menu includes delicious dishes made with seasonally changing ingredients like summer corn, sweet peas or roasted kabocha squash, pistachio and golden lentil hummus, flatbreads with fresh roasted vegetables and toppings with Mediterranean flare. Manna also serves fresh salads and platters featuring simmered chickpeas, Israeli-style pickled vegetables, tahini grits, roasted chicken, lamb meatballs and more. Get Museum Tickets
Restaurant

Milk + Honey Café

Milk + Honey Café, located on the Mezzanine, offers a quick retreat from your museum adventures. The café features Churchill Coffee, a small batch roaster located in Springfield, Missouri. Their coffees are roasted in the Old World-style barrel roasters, modified to allow our roast master exceptional control of the process.

The coffee menu includes artisan coffee flavors, espresso drinks and flavorful teas. You can also enjoy grab-and-go sandwiches, hot paninis, salads, retail and packaged food. Sweet offerings include soft-serve ice cream along with a rotating assortment of house-made baked goods like croissants, turnovers, bagels, seasonal muffins, maple cranberry scones and much more.

Attractions

Museum Attractions


Attraction

The Hebrew Bible Experience

In this 30-minute experience, encounter significant narratives from the Hebrew Bible, including the stories of Noah's ark, the burning bush, and the Passover!
Attraction

The New Testament Theater

A breathtaking 270-degree theater immerses you in the remarkable story of how the followers of Jesus grew into a thriving community.
Attraction

Washington Revelations

Take a dazzling, multi-sensory tour, "flying" past biblical references in and around Washington, D.C., from the Lincoln Memorial to the Library of Congress! Visitors must be 5 years old at least 42” in height to ride. Learn more about the attraction

Tours

Museum Tours


Tour

Museum of the Bible Overview

This tour provides museum guests with an overview of the museum's major attractions and exhibits. Along the way, guests are introduced to the rich collection of artifacts and features on each floor to better guide their experience at Museum of the Bible.
Tour

Top Ten Highlights Tour

Throughout this tour our guests engage with the top 10 don't-miss artifacts in the museum as they explore exhibits and discover some of the treasures of the museum collections.
Tour

The Bible in American History

Walk with us through America's history and the impact the Bible had on it starting with religious separatists, seeking freedom from religious persecution to today. Visit reminders that we still hold "self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights toward life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness…
Tour

It's Complicated: The Bible's Impact

The impact of the Bible on our society has been profound and it has influenced our views of government, human rights, and issues related to crime and justice. This tour will explore historical and contemporary examples of the complicated and sometimes contradictory ways the Bible has influenced our society.
Tour

Bible in the Arts

No other book in the West has been such a catalyst for artists, styles, and movements. This tour will highlight the many creative works inspired by the Bible.
Tour

The World of Jesus of Nazareth

Join us as we bring to life the world in which Jesus of Nazareth lived. Enter a replica first century Jewish Galilean village and talk with villagers as they go about their daily life and hear their stories of the world around them as they live with the political tensions and religious uncertainty during the days of Jesus' ministry.
Tour

Dead Sea Scrolls and the Earliest Biblical Texts

Trash heaps and forgotten libraries – what can archaeological discoveries tell us about the earliest biblical manuscripts? How does the Bible we know today compare with the texts used by Jews and Christians hundreds of years ago? Join us on the tour and discover the fascinating story!
Tour

Translating the Bible into English

The earliest attempts to translate the Bible into English contained all the elements and intrigue to produce a New York Times best seller: power, passion, corruption, betrayal, persecution, oppression and death. This tour highlights the Bibles that emerged out of this tumultuous period.
Tour

Tech + Arch: Designing the Museum

Enter through 40-foot bronze gates, wonder at the vast beauty of the LED arcade ceiling, and experience an array of amazing technological innovations. The Museum of the Bible design is rife with examples of technological modernity mixed with preservation of the past. This tour will peel back the architectural vision that transformed this turn-of-the-century refrigeration warehouse into a modern technologically-advanced museum dedicated to an ancient, storied text.

Group Tours


Group Tour

Gutenberg Press Demonstration and Activity

The metal movable-type printing press sparked a revolution! Join Johannes Gutenberg’s demonstration of his innovative printing methods.
Group Tour

Master Scribe Program: The Ancient and Holy Art of a Torah Scribe

Discover the art of writing a Torah scroll, the holiest object in Judaism, with Rabbi Eliezer Adam. This Master Scribe will explain the religious laws that govern his craft.

Exhibits

Temporary Exhibits


November 17, 2017 - July 8, 2018

Stations of the Cross

Featuring the magnificent work of renowned sculptor Gib Singleton, this experience portrays fourteen stages in the last hours of Jesus’ life. Learn more about the exhibit
Opening June 24, 2018

Jerusalem and Rome: Cultures in Context in the First Century CE

Discover the dynamic story of the first century, from the daily lives of ordinary people to the greatest struggle for autonomy in the history of the Roman Empire. This exhibit is $8 per guest and includes a booklet and Gallery Talk. Learn more about the exhibit
Opening July 1, 2018

Sacred Drama: Performing the Bible in Renaissance Florence

Discover how theatrical performances of the Bible were used to shape future citizens in Renaissance Florence. Learn more about the exhibit
Opening July 1, 2018

Noblewomen and the Bible: Seven Stories from the House of Stolberg

Explore the role of the Bible in the lives of seven fascinating noblewomen from one of Germany’s oldest dynasties. Learn more about the exhibit

Long Term Exhibits


Long Term Exhibit

The People of the Land: History and Archaeology of Ancient Israel

See fascinating archaeological discoveries from the Israel Antiquities Authority and learn more about life in ancient Israel.
Long Term Exhibit

Treasures from the Vatican Museums and the Vatican Library

Encounter stunning manuscripts and other treasures from the Vatican Museums and Vatican Library.

Dining

Dining


Restaurant

Manna

Enjoy a unique restaurant experience at Manna, Chef Todd Gray’s new, fast-casual concept where he connects you to history through food. Drawing upon the complex flavors and vibrant spices of the Mediterranean, as well as Gray’s passion for all things seasonal, the menu includes delicious dishes made with seasonally changing ingredients like summer corn, sweet peas or roasted kabocha squash, pistachio and golden lentil hummus, flatbreads with fresh roasted vegetables and toppings with Mediterranean flare. Manna also serves fresh salads and platters featuring simmered chickpeas, Israeli-style pickled vegetables, tahini grits, roasted chicken, lamb meatballs and more. Get Museum Tickets
Restaurant

Milk + Honey Café

Milk + Honey Café, located on the Mezzanine, offers a quick retreat from your museum adventures. The café features Churchill Coffee, a small batch roaster located in Springfield, Missouri. Their coffees are roasted in the Old World-style barrel roasters, modified to allow our roast master exceptional control of the process.

The coffee menu includes artisan coffee flavors, espresso drinks and flavorful teas. You can also enjoy grab-and-go sandwiches, hot paninis, salads, retail and packaged food. Sweet offerings include soft-serve ice cream along with a rotating assortment of house-made baked goods like croissants, turnovers, bagels, seasonal muffins, maple cranberry scones and much more.



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