October 2017 – The Museum of the Bible is set to open in Washington, D.C., on November 17. The museum takes up 430,000 square feet, three blocks from the U.S. Capitol. It is filled with ancient artifacts and state-of-the art technology.
The group behind the museum has created and patented technology to help families navigate its six stories with augmented reality, meaning visitors can point museum-provided tablets at an artifact to learn more about it through articles or videos.
“Our mission is to invite all people to engage with the Bible,” Cary Summers, Museum of the Bible president said. To fulfill that vision, the museum has decided to make admission free, and visitors can schedule timed visits in advance. To keep the museum open for all, a $15 donation is suggested, but no one is obligated to pay anything.
Many of the opening exhibits will feature artifacts donated or leased by the Green Collection, National Christian Foundation, and Israel Antiquities Authority.
For more information, visit museumofthebible.org.