Museum of the Bible

Museum of the Bible, Washington DC: Hours, Address, Museum of the Bible Reviews: 4.5/5

Museum of the Bible
4.5
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
A Museum providing guests with an immersive and personalized experience as they explore the history, narrative, and impact of the Bible. Using cutting-edge technology, the Bible comes to life before your eyes. Complete with a world stage theater, a Fly Board ride experience, and personalized digital guides, Museum of the Bible can be tailored to any age.
Suggested duration
2-3 hours
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  • Federal Center SW • 2 min walk
  • L'Enfant Plaza • 5 min walk
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VictoriaDouglas
Scotch Plains, NJ15 contributions
Conflicting
Jun. 2021 • Friends
Beautiful edifice. Walk through the Old Testament amazing. Not enough emphasis on the New Testament, however. Ride through the scriptures in DC awesome!
Unfortunately, after all is shown and said, the museum perpetrates the myth that Eden was in the Middle East , followed by the origins of European civilization, and lastly Africa. Shameful, when in fact what is now known as the Middle East was originally African land which included the garden of Eden, ancient Egypt, the Nile, and all of those great Old Testament characters.
Written 15 June 2021
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Teamurl2006
19 contributions
A must see museum!!!
Jun. 2021 • Family
This museum was a wonderful surprise! It’s a must see when visiting as there is something for all ages. The book of Hebrews experience was mind blowing!! Such a cool experience! Definitely worth the money!! Plan for a whole day as there is just so much to see.
Written 11 June 2021
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WillyN44
Alabama3 contributions
Something for everyone
Apr. 2021 • Family
This was one of only 2 museums open in DC at the time of our visit, but I’m so glad we went! There is something for everyone there. I loved it as a seminary graduate and my 2 year old daughter loved the interactive parts. The Hebrew Bible experience was the highlight- don’t miss that!
Written 11 May 2021
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debdwelle
Visalia, CA16 contributions
Wow, a must see museum in DC
Apr. 2021 • Solo
I went to the museum yesterday and was so impressed by the quality. I have traveled extensively around the world and found this museum to be very high quality. Every age group would enjoy. The museum is not a religious persuasion museum, it really is a museum about the Bible: contents of the Bible and Torah stories and history of the writings and preservation of the Bible/Torah throughout time. The section on the Bible’s influence in our culture, even in our fashion was included. Not to mention the influence in our legal system. Be sure to go on the optional aerial view of DC ride, fun and informative.
The restaurant on the 6th floor has closed (Covid), but will reopen in the next couple months. The cafe on the second floor was open where I got a panini and soup. I took it up the elevator to the 6th floor viewing area for a lunch break with a view of the Capital and DC.
One of the absolute highlights was the 30 min walking tour of the Old Testament.....bravo! So well done, makes me want to go back again.
There are so many interactive displays and videos, I tried to see them all but missed a few. I was there about 5 hours.
There are lots of educational and art displays like a more traditional museum as well. Some displays were closed due to Covid (as well as the performance theatre). But crowds were small since it appears the museum has just recently reopened.
It’s easy to see why the museum is getting such high ratings.
Written 1 May 2021
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Frederick1235
Hollywood, FL10 contributions
Wonderful and inspiring
Apr. 2021
I went here believing it was going to be a place that was trying to convince me of a certain ideology or try to indoctrinate me, but people said it was interesting. As a religious Jew I decided to check it out for myself.

If the museum has an agenda, it is to demonstrate the centrality of the Bible throughout the ages. I spent two hours in the history of the Bible section and found it very interesting , and presented the history of biblical transmission in a very engaging way. They have an exhibit, which I did not get to see, which examines the impact of the Bible on American history.

There is a very immersive multi-media experience taking you through the core narratives of the Hebrew and a Christian Bible, and they were both inspirational in terms of expressing how core narratives have moved so many people over the Millenia.

I was amazed as to how this mainstream museum honored all peoples of the Bible. It’s clear to me they engaged Jews and Christians of all walks of life when building this museum. For a subject that can be as ideologically charged as a living document like the Bible, this is a very thoughtful place

I encourage anyone to attend, whether you are a person of faith or not.
Written 23 April 2021
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RBen77
Tifton, GA86 contributions
Spend at LEAST 2 Days Here
Apr. 2021 • Couples
I've wanted to go since the museum's inception years ago. I've paid attention to the controversies but nothing could compare with the real thing here! Every Christian, Jew, Muslim and gentile should go! Make sure to go to the 3rd floor Old Testament Experience. There's plenty of interactive
elements for kids and adults! I learned so much, cried, and left feeling refreshed and enlightened!
Written 9 April 2021
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Matthew MD
London, UK1 contribution
Concerns regarding Museum of the Bible.
Apr. 2021
Totally waste of my money. It do not builds my faith instead destroy my faith in Christianity. I came to know that there are hundreds of thousand of different Bibles with many different translations. Each version of the Bible completely change the meaning of passage and verse. And I remember Holy Bible verse Revelation 22:18, which says "And I solemnly declare to everyone who hears the words of prophecy written in this book: If anyone adds anything to what is written here, God will add to that person the plagues described in this book." So, all Versions with different translations can't be from God. So, why God is not punishing all these people who are adding verses or subtracting to complete there beliefs see differences by yourself after reading them side by side. And all these Bible companies are getting richer and Richer day by day and not even single Gods plagues is stopping or can't stop them.

Conclusion: Maybe God is afraid of them or he don't exist.
Museum of the Bible in D.C. Is also Just a money laundering scheme by religious people to get our money and full there pockets.
Written 8 April 2021
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zach b
Atlanta, GA9 contributions
Spectacular presentation of God's Word!
Mar. 2021
This place was amazing! I was amazed at the amount of genuine artifacts, but even more than that the ability to experience and interact with the Bible. I loved reading through and looking at all the exhibitions, and my kids (age 9 and 11) enjoyed walking through the New Testament village and learning about the Jewish customs. The Old Testament experience was SPECTACULAR! I was blown away and so very moved! The ride where you can "fly over" D.C. and see where scriptures are throughout the city was pretty cool. Overall everything was better than I expected! The staff were all very kind! COVID measures were taken and everything was very clean. Definitely give yourself plenty of time, we arrived with about 2 1/2 hours before closing and we thought that would be enough time, but I could have spent another 2 hours exploring.
Written 31 March 2021
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Pam S
Indianapolis, IN83 contributions
Worth the visit
Mar. 2021
This was a great experience. Very clean. I felt safe from COVID. We enjoyed seeing all the different Bibles.
Written 23 March 2021
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Loretta D
2 contributions
Didn't get to go due to Covid
Apr. 2020
I was scheduled to go to the Museum on April 13, 2019 and unfortunately due to Covid-19 I could not go. They extended my ticket a year - no refund. And now a year later Covid-19 is still an issue and the Museum will not extend the tickets and is keeping my money.
Written 18 March 2021
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