Museum of The Bible: Coming Soon!
Yesterday the kids and I were listening to the radio in the car on the way to an activity. As with most of our car time, the atmosphere was about 20% peaceful and 80% crazy. (That could likely be said about most aspects of my life these days! I keep telling myself- “It’s just a season.”) Anyway, the music stopped and everyone took their cue to begin talking all at once.
Admittedly, I usually turn the radio down in between the songs. It’s a great time to field children’s questions, listen to any random observations/thoughts, and resolve disputes over whose side of the car someone’s foot should or shouldn’t be on (yikes- when do kids stop arguing over that?!?!) So somehow between these important conversations, I keyed into something being said on the radio.
Museum of The Bible opens this fall in Washington D.C.
Despite our recent trip to D.C., I had no idea! Although the radio commercial didn’t disclose many details, I was able to look it up later that day. All of the information on the website sounds amazing! And it’s definitely a place we’ll look forward to visiting!
Museum of the Bible features 6 floors of incredible collection space. Some included areas are: History of the Bible; Narratives of the Bible; and Impact of the Bible. There is also a children’s area, Courageous Pages. In addition, the Museum of the Bible features a performing arts theatre, garden and restaurant.
According to the Museum’s website, it will be home to “several of the world’s most prominent private collections of biblical objects and artifacts.” Upon completion the 430,000 square foot building that houses the impressive biblical collection will be unrivaled in size. And location! Construction is in the final stages just 2 blocks from the National Mall and 3 blocks from the US Capitol.
Here is an excerpt taken directly from the website:
“Museum of the Bible will be an unparalleled experience, using cutting-edge technology to bring the Bible to life. It will span time, space, and cultures, inviting everyone to engage with the Bible. With three permanent sections and space for temporary exhibits, there will always be something new to explore.”
How exciting! I can’t wait to visit. We are definitely putting another trip to D.C. in our immediate plans! The Museum is scheduled to open November 17th, 2017.
Since we just did a trip to DC this summer, we need some suggestions! What else do you recommend visiting during a trip to that area?