Tuesday, May 22, 2018

More than 500,000 people have visited the Museum of the Bible in its first 6 months

By Julie Zauzmer
A camera operator waits for an event to start beneath a projected star-scape at the Museum of the Bible’s November grand opening. (Bill O’Leary/The Washington Post)
More than half a million people have visited the Museum of the Bible since Washington’s newest museum opened near the Mall six months ago, the museum said Friday. The museum, which opened in November with splashy attractions such as a walk-through Old Testament and a motion ride, was funded largely by the Green family, the evangelical Christian owners of the Hobby Lobby crafts chain. Christian tour groups especially have been drawn to the six-story museum, two blocks south of the Mall, that focuses on the history and influence of the Bible in America and worldwide. The tally of 565,000 guests in the first six months that the museum reported Friday places it in company with many of Washington’s other free museums. [More]