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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Hours of Operation

General Public

Daily: 10 a.m. - 5 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

Admission

Type Online Walk Up
Adult $19.99 $24.99
Seniors, Military, First Responders and Students $19.99 $19.99
Child 7 — 17 $9.99 $14.99
Child (6 and under) Free Free
Member Free Free

Area Map

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.

Visit the Museum of the Bible online store

Things to See

Paid Attractions


Attraction

Explore! A Virtual Reality Tour of the Lands of the Bible!

This all-new virtual reality experience offers an exciting tour of 34 of the most famous biblical sites. Soar across the Sea of Galilee and climb up the stairs to the Temple Mount all without leaving your chair at Museum of the Bible. Purchase your ticket for only $9.99 plus tax. Learn more about the attraction
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 at least 42” in height to ride. Purchase your ticket for only $4.99 plus tax. Learn more about the attraction

Included with Admission


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.

Museum Tours


Tour

Museum of the Bible Highlights

This tour will introduce you to the permanent galleries and their rich collection of artifacts, attractions, and highlights to better guide your experience at Museum of the Bible. This tour is offered daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and costs $9.99 per guest.
Tour

The Bible in American History

Learn about the Bible’s presence throughout American history and how it has guided debate, impacted pivotal events, and influenced the views of prominent historic figures. Discover how Americans have turned to the Bible to justify or support their beliefs. This tour is offered daily at 1 p.m. and costs $9.99 per guest.
Tour

The World of Jesus of Nazareth

Step into the village of Nazareth during the first century AD. Meet the villagers and learn about their economy, culture, daily life, and religious practices. This tour is offered daily at 3 p.m. and costs $9.99 per guest.
Tour

Dead Sea Scrolls and the Earliest Biblical Texts

What do archaeological discoveries reveal about the earliest biblical writings? Explore the history of the Bible from the earliest known texts to better understand the origins of those used today. This tour is offered daily at 12 p.m. and costs $9.99 per guest.

Temporary Exhibits


NOVEMBER 28, 2018 - APRIL 2019

The Slave Bible: Let the Story Be Told

Discover the disturbing story of British missionaries’ use of the Slave Bible among enslaved Africans in the Caribbean.

Learn more about the exhibit
October 27, 2018 - April 28, 2019

The Wiedmann Bible

Discover the work of German artist Willy Wiedmann, who spent 16 years creating the world’s longest illustrated Bible. Learn more about the exhibit
AUGUST 5, 2018 - JANUARY 27, 2019

Pilgrim Preacher: Billy Graham, the Bible, and the Challenges of the Modern World

Explore how the Bible shaped Billy Graham’s life and work as an internationally-known religious figure through rare artifacts, photographs and video footage. Learn more about the exhibit
June 24, 2018 – June 2019

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. Free gallery talks for this exhibition are available at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Learn more about the exhibit

Permanent Exhibits


Floor 2

The Impact of the Bible

The Impact of the Bible Floor features Bible in the World, where guests can explore the Bible’s impact on fashion, literature, music and more, and Bible in America, with artifacts tracing the Bible’s profound influence on American culture. Check out Bible Now for a spectacular live feed of global data or Washington Revelations, for a dazzling “flight” through the nation’s capital.
Floor 3

The Stories of the Bible

Walk through the stories of the Hebrew Bible, immerse yourself in first-century Nazareth, and listen to the story of how the followers of Jesus became a thriving community.
Floor 4

The History of the Bible

Encounter hundreds of rare and beautiful artifacts as you discover the Bible’s history, from handwritten scrolls to mobile devices, as it was embraced by many communities with different traditions! Don’t miss illumiNations, a collection of Bible translations from all around the world!

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.

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

Paid Attractions


Attraction

Explore! A Virtual Reality Tour of the Lands of the Bible!

This all-new virtual reality experience offers an exciting tour of 34 of the most famous biblical sites. Soar across the Sea of Galilee and climb up the stairs to the Temple Mount all without leaving your chair at Museum of the Bible. Purchase your ticket for only $9.99 plus tax. Learn more about the attraction
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 at least 42” in height to ride. Purchase your ticket for only $4.99 plus tax. Learn more about the attraction

Included with Admission


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.

Tours

Museum Tours


Tour

Museum of the Bible Highlights

This tour will introduce you to the permanent galleries and their rich collection of artifacts, attractions, and highlights to better guide your experience at Museum of the Bible. This tour is offered daily at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and costs $9.99 per guest.
Tour

The Bible in American History

Learn about the Bible’s presence throughout American history and how it has guided debate, impacted pivotal events, and influenced the views of prominent historic figures. Discover how Americans have turned to the Bible to justify or support their beliefs. This tour is offered daily at 1 p.m. and costs $9.99 per guest.
Tour

The World of Jesus of Nazareth

Step into the village of Nazareth during the first century AD. Meet the villagers and learn about their economy, culture, daily life, and religious practices. This tour is offered daily at 3 p.m. and costs $9.99 per guest.
Tour

Dead Sea Scrolls and the Earliest Biblical Texts

What do archaeological discoveries reveal about the earliest biblical writings? Explore the history of the Bible from the earliest known texts to better understand the origins of those used today. This tour is offered daily at 12 p.m. and costs $9.99 per guest.

Exhibits

Temporary Exhibits


NOVEMBER 28, 2018 - APRIL 2019

The Slave Bible: Let the Story Be Told

Discover the disturbing story of British missionaries’ use of the Slave Bible among enslaved Africans in the Caribbean.

Learn more about the exhibit
October 27, 2018 - April 28, 2019

The Wiedmann Bible

Discover the work of German artist Willy Wiedmann, who spent 16 years creating the world’s longest illustrated Bible. Learn more about the exhibit
AUGUST 5, 2018 - JANUARY 27, 2019

Pilgrim Preacher: Billy Graham, the Bible, and the Challenges of the Modern World

Explore how the Bible shaped Billy Graham’s life and work as an internationally-known religious figure through rare artifacts, photographs and video footage. Learn more about the exhibit
June 24, 2018 – June 2019

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. Free gallery talks for this exhibition are available at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Learn more about the exhibit

Permanent Exhibits


Floor 2

The Impact of the Bible

The Impact of the Bible Floor features Bible in the World, where guests can explore the Bible’s impact on fashion, literature, music and more, and Bible in America, with artifacts tracing the Bible’s profound influence on American culture. Check out Bible Now for a spectacular live feed of global data or Washington Revelations, for a dazzling “flight” through the nation’s capital.
Floor 3

The Stories of the Bible

Walk through the stories of the Hebrew Bible, immerse yourself in first-century Nazareth, and listen to the story of how the followers of Jesus became a thriving community.
Floor 4

The History of the Bible

Encounter hundreds of rare and beautiful artifacts as you discover the Bible’s history, from handwritten scrolls to mobile devices, as it was embraced by many communities with different traditions! Don’t miss illumiNations, a collection of Bible translations from all around the world!

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.

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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