Plan Your Visit to Museum of the Bible

400 4th St SW, Washington, DC 20024, (855) 554-5300

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

10am - 5pm
(Member & Group
Early Entry 9-10am)

Saturday

10am - 5pm
(Member & Group
Early Entry 9-10am)

Sunday

10am - 5pm

Closed Christmas and New Year's Day

Area Transportation

The 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.

Gift 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

Walk through the stories of a family that struggle with each other and with their God as portrayed in the narratives of the Hebrew Bible.
Attraction

New Testament Theater

Early Christians tell the remarkable story of how the followers of Jesus became a new religious community.
Attraction

Washington Revelations

A breathtaking panoramic flight above and around the nation’s capital reveals the biblical texts and imagery that embellish some of Washington, DC’s most important landmarks. Visitors must be 5 years old and at least 42” in height to ride.

Museum Tours


Tour

The Bible in American History

Walk with us through America’s history and learn about the Bible's impact starting with religious separatists seeking freedom from religious persecution to today.
Tour

It's Complicated: The Bible's Impact

This tour will explore historical and contemporary examples of the complicated and sometimes contradictory ways the Bible has influenced our society.
Tour

The Bible as Muse

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

Step into the world of Jesus of Nazareth! Listen to the stories of the villagers who discuss the political and religious uncertainty during the days of Jesus’s 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? Join us to uncover the fascinating story!
Tour

Power and Corruption: Translating the Bible

The earliest attempts to translate the Bible into English contained power, passion, and betrayal. This tour highlights the Bibles that emerged out of this tumultuous period.
Tour

Biblical Gardens

Come stroll with us through our rooftop garden and enjoy interesting conversation about the natural environment and the many plant varieties mentioned throughout the Bible.
Tour

Tech + Arch: Designing the Museum

This tour peels back the architectural vision that transformed this turn-of-the-century warehouse into a modern technologically-advanced museum dedicated to the Bible.

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


Temporary Exhibit

In the Valley of David and Goliath, Bible Lands Museum

Walk in a reconstruction of an ancient city, excavated on a hilltop over the Valley of Elah, traditionally the site of the showdown between David and Goliath.
Temporary Exhibit

Christmas Illuminated: Prestigious Manuscripts from around the Fifteenth Century in the Bavarian State Library Collection

Explore the Christmas story through rare and precious illuminated manuscripts from the collections of the Bavarian State Library.
Temporary Exhibit

Amazing Grace: How Sweet the Sound

Amy Van Dyke, Curator

Learn how John Newton's famous hymn, “Amazing Grace,” which resonates in the hearts and on the lips of so many, reached depths far beyond any that Newton would have imagined.
Temporary Exhibit

The Living Dead: Ecclesiastes Through Art

Corinna Ricasoli, Curator

Explore themes from the book of Ecclesiastes through early modern art.
Temporary Exhibit

The Art of the Gospels by Makoto Fujimura

A contemporary art exhibition highlighting the work of Makoto Fujimura, as he revisits the legacy of illumination and explores the Bible as a source of creative inspiration.
Temporary Exhibit

Amsterdam: A City of Books, Jewish Historical Museum

Discover beautiful and important books from two significant Jewish libraries, both located in Amsterdam, a city that was once the global center of Jewish book production.
Temporary Exhibit

The Stations of the Cross

Featuring the magnificent work of renowned sculptor Gib Singleton, this experience portrays fourteen stages in the last hours of Jesus’s life.

Long Term Exhibits


Long Term Exhibit

Israel Antiquities Authority

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

Vatican Museums and Vatican Library

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

Dining


Restaurant

Manna

Museum of the Bible is proud to have Chef Todd Gray's fast-casual food concept to help connect people to history through food. Located on the sixth floor, Manna draws upon the complex flavors and vibrant spices of the Mediterranean, as well as Gray’s passion for all things seasonal, the menu includes falafel, which is made of seasonally changing ingredients like green garlic, sweet peas, or roasted kabocha squash; pistachio and golden lentil hummus; flatbreads with topping such as fig and walnut; as well as grain bowls and stews. The menu focuses heavily on fresh, seasonal vegetables but also include rotisserie lamb and fish.
Restaurant

Milk and Honey

The coffee shop, located in the entrance mezzanine, offers a quick retreat from your museum travels. Milk & Honey serves a menu of artisan coffee flavors, espresso drinks and teas. In the coffee shop, guests can also enjoy grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, hummus with pita chips, and soft serve ice cream and yogurt along with an assortment of house-made baked goods.

Attractions

Museum Attractions


Attraction

The Hebrew Bible

Walk through the stories of a family that struggle with each other and with their God as portrayed in the narratives of the Hebrew Bible.
Attraction

New Testament Theater

Early Christians tell the remarkable story of how the followers of Jesus became a new religious community.
Attraction

Washington Revelations

A breathtaking panoramic flight above and around the nation’s capital reveals the biblical texts and imagery that embellish some of Washington, DC’s most important landmarks. Visitors must be 5 years old and at least 42” in height to ride.

Tours

Museum Tours


Tour

The Bible in American History

Walk with us through America’s history and learn about the Bible's impact starting with religious separatists seeking freedom from religious persecution to today.
Tour

It's Complicated: The Bible's Impact

This tour will explore historical and contemporary examples of the complicated and sometimes contradictory ways the Bible has influenced our society.
Tour

The Bible as Muse

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

Step into the world of Jesus of Nazareth! Listen to the stories of the villagers who discuss the political and religious uncertainty during the days of Jesus’s 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? Join us to uncover the fascinating story!
Tour

Power and Corruption: Translating the Bible

The earliest attempts to translate the Bible into English contained power, passion, and betrayal. This tour highlights the Bibles that emerged out of this tumultuous period.
Tour

Biblical Gardens

Come stroll with us through our rooftop garden and enjoy interesting conversation about the natural environment and the many plant varieties mentioned throughout the Bible.
Tour

Tech + Arch: Designing the Museum

This tour peels back the architectural vision that transformed this turn-of-the-century warehouse into a modern technologically-advanced museum dedicated to the Bible.

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


Temporary Exhibit

In the Valley of David and Goliath, Bible Lands Museum

Walk in a reconstruction of an ancient city, excavated on a hilltop over the Valley of Elah, traditionally the site of the showdown between David and Goliath.
Temporary Exhibit

Christmas Illuminated: Prestigious Manuscripts from around the Fifteenth Century in the Bavarian State Library Collection

Explore the Christmas story through rare and precious illuminated manuscripts from the collections of the Bavarian State Library.
Temporary Exhibit

Amazing Grace: How Sweet the Sound

Amy Van Dyke, Curator

Learn how John Newton's famous hymn, “Amazing Grace,” which resonates in the hearts and on the lips of so many, reached depths far beyond any that Newton would have imagined.
Temporary Exhibit

The Living Dead: Ecclesiastes Through Art

Corinna Ricasoli, Curator

Explore themes from the book of Ecclesiastes through early modern art.
Temporary Exhibit

The Art of the Gospels by Makoto Fujimura

A contemporary art exhibition highlighting the work of Makoto Fujimura, as he revisits the legacy of illumination and explores the Bible as a source of creative inspiration.
Temporary Exhibit

Amsterdam: A City of Books, Jewish Historical Museum

Discover beautiful and important books from two significant Jewish libraries, both located in Amsterdam, a city that was once the global center of Jewish book production.
Temporary Exhibit

The Stations of the Cross

Featuring the magnificent work of renowned sculptor Gib Singleton, this experience portrays fourteen stages in the last hours of Jesus’s life.

Long Term Exhibits


Long Term Exhibit

Israel Antiquities Authority

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

Vatican Museums and Vatican Library

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

Dining

Dining


Restaurant

Manna

Museum of the Bible is proud to have Chef Todd Gray's fast-casual food concept to help connect people to history through food. Located on the sixth floor, Manna draws upon the complex flavors and vibrant spices of the Mediterranean, as well as Gray’s passion for all things seasonal, the menu includes falafel, which is made of seasonally changing ingredients like green garlic, sweet peas, or roasted kabocha squash; pistachio and golden lentil hummus; flatbreads with topping such as fig and walnut; as well as grain bowls and stews. The menu focuses heavily on fresh, seasonal vegetables but also include rotisserie lamb and fish.
Restaurant

Milk and Honey

The coffee shop, located in the entrance mezzanine, offers a quick retreat from your museum travels. Milk & Honey serves a menu of artisan coffee flavors, espresso drinks and teas. In the coffee shop, guests can also enjoy grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, hummus with pita chips, and soft serve ice cream and yogurt along with an assortment of house-made baked goods.