Inclusive Design and Accessibility

Museum of the Bible is committed to providing our visitors with a museum experience that is accessible for all ages and abilities.

Access to Museum

Parking

Parking can be limited in Washington, D.C., so we suggest taking the Metro and exiting at the Federal Center SW Metro Station (see the “M” on the map below). Visit the Metro Accessibility page for more information.

If you need parking, we recommend booking convenient and affordable parking in advance through SpotHero, the nation’s leading parking reservation app. To reserve your parking spot, visit the Museum of the Bible SpotHero Parking Page and book a spot with rates up to 50% off drive-up.

New to SpotHero? Download the SpotHero app.

Accessible Drop-Off

Museum of the Bible’s wheelchair accessible drop-off point is on 4th St. SW, at the main entrance of the museum (see the wheelchair symbol on the map).

Look for the bronze Gutenberg Gates on the west end of the building. The museum entrance is accessible to persons using wheeled devices or for those who prefer not using stairs.

Map of Metro stop and accessible drop off

Getting Around the Museum

Museum of the Bible is committed to providing a quality experience for all visitors. The ADA compliant services offered cover visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing, have mobility impairments, blind or have low vision.

Elevators

There are four elevators near the Grand Staircase that provide access to each floor.

Wheelchairs

Wheelchairs for our guests are available on a first-come, first-served basis. All are free at the coat check on Level 1. Guests are requested to leave a photo ID while using any of these items. We regret that we are not able to take advance or phone reservations.

Service Animals

Trained service animals are welcome at the Museum of the Bible. All service animals must remain on a leash or be harnessed at all times. Please note that museum staff and security officers are not permitted to handle service animals.

Museum Exhibitions and Attractions

Museum of the Bible’s exhibits, restaurants, attractions and retail spaces are fully wheelchair accessible. There is also minimal seating available throughout the floors and galleries.

Open captioning is available on most video presentations throughout the museum. Scripts are available upon request for The Hebrew Bible Experience and The New Testament Theater on The Stories of the Bible floor.

ASL Tours

We are pleased to offer one-hour Museum of the Bible Highlights Tours for guests who use American Sign Language.

Tours will be held on the first Saturday of each month at 11 a.m. Tours are on a first-come, first-served basis, with admission and a ticket to the 11 a.m. Museum of the Bible Highlights Tour. Advance reservation is not required.

Additional ASL tours will be provided with seven business days’ notice by emailing us from the Contact Us Page or calling (866) 430-MOTB.