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The 430,000-square-foot Museum of the Bible is currently under construction in Washington, DC and this digital fly-through will give you some perspective on just what the eight floors will entail. Preview some of the amazing features of this world-class museum from the 40-foot-tall bronze doors at the entrance to the roof-top garden.

The museum, opening in November 2017, will be the most technologically advanced museum in the world providing guests with an immersive and personalized experience as they explore the history, narrative, and impact of the Bible.

 

Construction is well underway in Washington, D.C.

Narrative Floor

The Narrative Floor shares the stories of the Bible by engaging all of guests’ senses. The adventure and drama of the Bible will come to life in riveting presentations. 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. This floor intertwines immersive experiences with artifacts, executed in highly creative ways.

History Floor

The History Floor showcases archaeological discoveries through modern cinematic storytelling to bring the biography of the book we call the Bible to life. The History Floor will feature more than 500 world-class artifacts that document the Bible’s preservation, translation, and transmission across centuries and cultures. This floor features many of the greatest biblical discoveries, including writings dating to the time of Abraham, fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls, early New Testament writings, and more.

Impact Floor

The Impact Floor will explore the Bible’s impact over time on cultures, civilization, and daily life, including its profound influence on fine arts, science, government, and more. The Impact Floor will be modern, technologically advanced, visually stimulating, and interactive. It will tell stories of the Bible’s impact and invite visitors to share their own stories.

 
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