WASHINGTON — The Museum of the Bible plans to offer visitors an unparalleled Bible experience with a $42 million investment in state-of-the art technology that will redefine the concept of a museum.
A hard hat technology tour of the 430,000-square-foot museum in progress on Nov. 17 marked one year to the day that the institution will open its doors to visitors for an immersive Bible experience.
“For us to be in Washington, D.C. no matter how great or successful we are here — and we pray that that will be the case — there’s still a world out there that we’d like to present this material to when it comes out of this box, as we refer to it, to the global market and to have creative electronic capacity to do that,” Museum of the Bible President Cary Summers said last month to a room full of dignitaries during the tour that was attended by The Christian Post.
Summers said the museum’s vision statement calls for a global, innovative and educational institution that helps engage individuals with the Bible by learning about its history, narrative and impact.
Designers have created a sensory environment that makes use of the edifice in unexpected ways, starting with the moment guests step into the museum’s lobby.
When patrons enter they will be greeted by a dramatic 140-foot arcade ceiling with 555 LED panels that show images from the museum’s collection.