This month, the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. celebrates its one year anniversary. The museum, a 430,000 square foot building just blocks from the U.S. Capitol, is home to six floors of interactive exhibits with the mission to “document the narrative, history, and impact of the Bible.”
On the first floor of the museum, visitors will find the exhibit called “Courageous Pages” - which is specifically targeted to school-aged tourists. In this exhibit, kids will read, hear and experience Bible stories about “courage in the face of fear.” The interactive exhibit gives kids a chance to be “strong like Samson” and walk on water, and more.
The first floor is also the home to the 360-degree Virtual Reality Tour of the Lands of the Bible. Visitors can explore 34 of the most iconic Biblical sites through the lense of virtual reality. The virtual reality experience allows visitors to “soar across the Sea of Galilee, climb the stairs to the Temple Mount, explore the path of the good Samaritan and visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre during midnight services.” However, visitors will have to purchase additional tickets for this exhibit. More information about the virtual reality tour can be found here.
The second floor of the museum houses exhibits that explore the impact of the Bible, tracing the history back to the first Bibles in America and exploring “the profound and sometimes complicated impact of this book on American culture.”
Visitors can explore three additional floors of exhibits and then stop for lunch on the sixth floor at Manna, a fast-casual restaurant by Chef Todd Gray, and enjoy sixth floor views of the Washington, D.C. skyline through the floor-to-ceiling windows in the glass-enclosed promenade.
If you’re planning a school trip to Washington, D.C., consider adding the Museum of the Bible to your itinerary. To help make the most of your touring time, please contact a tour consultant at NationsClassroom. Our experienced tour coordinators will help you plan an educational experience that is fun and memorable for everyone.
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