Group Reservations

Experience the engaging and immersive Museum of the Bible with your group! To make a group reservation, contact Customer Service

Group Benefits and Information:

  • Special rates for groups of 10 or more. Please contact Customer Service for current group rates.
  • School groups receive 1 complimentary adult for every 10 students.
  • Advanced booking: book your group up to 12 months in advance (normal advanced booking is 60 days).
  • Early access to Museum of the Bible: 9-10 a.m. (Monday-Saturday).
  • Arrivals Host to expedite museum entry.
  • 10% discount on one item in the Museum Shop for each group member
  • Designated bus drop-off and loading zone at the south side of Museum of the Bible’s main entrance on Virginia Avenue SW. Limited metered parking for buses is available on the south side of the museum on Virginia Avenue SW.
  • All museum ticket sales are final. Unused tickets may be exchanged for future visits within six months of the original visit date.

*Group benefits are subject to change and are based upon availability.

General Public

Daily: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Members & Groups

Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m. - 10 a.m.

Holidays

Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day: Closed. Christmas Eve: Closes at 4 p.m.

Subject to change seasonally and based on actual attendance
Excludes evening events or programs supported and approved by Museum of the Bible

Customize Your Group’s Visit

Explore! A Virtual Reality Tour of the Lands of the Bible!: This all-new virtual reality experience offers an exciting tour of 34 of the most famous biblical sites. Soar across the Sea of Galilee and climb up the stairs to the Temple Mount!

Washington Revelations: Take a dazzling, multi-sensory tour, "flying" past biblical references in and around Washington, D.C., from the Lincoln Memorial to the Library of Congress!

Private Guided Tours: Experience the museum’s fascinating exhibitions with a private guide. Please Visit the Contact Us Page for a current list of offered tours.

Educational Programs: Museum of the Bible hosts many special programs for students in kindergarten through the 12th grade. These programs are designed to connect students with the history, narrative and impact of the Bible in ways that are specially designed for all learning styles.

Temporary Exhibitions: See a list of temporary exhibitions open on the day of your visit!

Box Lunches: available for groups from Manna Restaurant.

Please contact Customer Service by phone at (866) 430-MOTB or from the Contact Us Page to learn more about these exciting ways to customize your group's visit!

Highlights of your visit will include:

The Impact of the Bible Floor

Discover the Bible’s global influence in areas like film, music, literature, fashion and government. Explore the history of the Bible in America, from the first settlers to the 21st century, exploring the profound and sometimes complicated impact of this book on American culture.

The Stories of the Bible Floor

Walk through the stories of the Hebrew Bible in the Hebrew Bible Experience, immerse yourself in the World of Jesus of Nazareth, and listen to the story of how the followers of Jesus became a thriving community in the New Testament Theater.

The History of the Bible Floor

Discover the Bible’s history, from handwritten scrolls to mobile devices, as it was embraced by many communities with different traditions!

Courageous Pages

In this experience for our younger guests, kids read, hear and experience Bible stories about courage in the face of fear. Fun and interactive games give kids the chance to be strong like Samson, walk on water, and more!

Explore

Discover more of the amazing exhibits and attractions at Museum of the Bible.

Policies and Procedures

Booking

  • To reserve your group’s visit or make changes to your group’s visit, contact Customer Service by phone at (866) 430-MOTB or from the Contact Us Page.
  • Groups of 10 or more wishing to receive group benefits require advanced reservations.
  • All group reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance to qualify for the special group benefits and require pre-payment.
  • Book up to 12 months in advance by contacting Customer Service.
  • Reservations are made on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Any reductions to ticket counts must be made before the final payment.
  • An increase in ticket counts can be made Monday-Friday until 5 p.m. (EST) the day before the scheduled group visit and are based on availability.

Payment

  • By making a group reservation, you agree to pay our group rates. Please contact Customer Service for current group rates.
  • Final payment is due two weeks prior to the arrival date.
  • Acceptable forms of payment include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, corporate check or money order. Museum of the Bible will not accept purchase orders as a form of payment.
    • To pay with credit card, please contact Customer Service at (866) 430-MOTB.
    • Payments can be mailed to:
      Museum of the Bible
      Attn: Group Reservations
      400 4th St. SW
      Washington, DC 20024
  • School groups must have a minimum of 1 chaperone for every 10 students. School groups receive 1 complimentary adult for every 10 students. Additional chaperones will agree to pay the adult group rate.
  • Special attractions are available at additional cost. See Customize Your Group’s Visit for more information. Please contact Customer Service by phone at (866) 430-MOTB or from the Contact Us Page for more information.

Refunds

  • Refunds are only available if cancellation or no-show was due to inclement weather or state of emergency.

Arriving at Museum of the Bible

  • If your group is arriving by a bus:
    • Motor coach operators, visit DDOT for more information.
    • Designated bus drop-off and loading zone located at Museum of the Bible’s main entrance on Virginia Avenue SW.
    • Limited metered parking for buses is available on the south side of the museum on Virginia Avenue SW.
    • Upon arrival, please instruct only the group leader to announce the group’s arrival at the main entrance. An Arrivals Host will greet the group on the bus and take the group through security.
  • If group is not arriving by bus:
    • Parking can be limited in Washington, D.C. We suggest taking the Metro and exiting at the Federal Center SW Metro Station. It is a short, one-block walk west to the front of the museum.
    • 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.
    • There are three nearby parking garages. See Plan Your Visit page for more parking information.
    • Groups arriving on foot should gather, single-file, on the Group Entry ramp to the right of the main entrance.

Plan Your Visit

  • Learn more about the exciting exhibitions and experiences at Museum of the Bible!
  • Recommended length of visit is 3-5 hours.
  • Download a printable map of Museum of the Bible.
  • All group members must adhere to Museum of the Bible’s Guest Policy.
  • Box lunches are available for groups from Manna Restaurant. Please contact Customer Service for more information.
  • Outside food is not allowed, unless for medical reasons.
  • Read about Accessibility information for the museum.

booking

Booking

  • To reserve your group’s visit or make changes to your group’s visit, contact Customer Service by phone at (866) 430-MOTB or from the Contact Us Page.
  • Groups of 10 or more wishing to receive group benefits require advanced reservations.
  • All group reservations must be made at least 2 weeks in advance to qualify for the special group benefits and require pre-payment.
  • Book up to 12 months in advance by contacting Customer Service.
  • Reservations are made on a first-come first-served basis.
  • Any reductions to ticket counts must be made before the final payment.
  • An increase in ticket counts can be made Monday-Friday until 5 p.m. (EST) the day before the scheduled group visit and are based on availability.


payment

Payment

  • By making a group reservation, you agree to pay our group rates. Please contact Customer Service for current group rates.
  • Final payment is due two weeks prior to the arrival date.
  • Acceptable forms of payment include Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, corporate check or money order. Museum of the Bible will not accept purchase orders as a form of payment.
    • To pay with credit card, please contact Customer Service at (866) 430-MOTB.
    • Payments can be mailed to:
      Museum of the Bible
      Attn: Group Reservations
      400 4th St. SW
      Washington, DC 20024
  • School groups must have a minimum of 1 chaperone for every 10 students. School groups receive 1 complimentary adult for every 10 students. Additional chaperones will agree to pay the adult group rate.
  • Special attractions are available at additional cost. See Customize Your Group’s Visit for more information. Please contact Customer Service by phone at (866) 430-MOTB or from the Contact Us Page for more information.

Refunds

  • Refunds are only available if cancellation or no-show was due to inclement weather or state of emergency.


arrival

Arriving at Museum of the Bible

  • If your group is arriving by a bus:
    • Motor coach operators, visit DDOT for more information.
    • Designated bus drop-off and loading zone located at Museum of the Bible’s main entrance on Virginia Avenue SW.
    • Limited metered parking for buses is available on the south side of the museum on Virginia Avenue SW.
    • Upon arrival, please instruct only the group leader to announce the group’s arrival at the main entrance. An Arrivals Host will greet the group on the bus and take the group through security.
  • If group is not arriving by bus:
    • Parking can be limited in Washington, D.C. We suggest taking the Metro and exiting at the Federal Center SW Metro Station. It is a short, one-block walk west to the front of the museum.
    • 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.
    • There are three nearby parking garages. See Plan Your Visit page for more parking information.
    • Groups arriving on foot should gather, single-file, on the Group Entry ramp to the right of the main entrance.


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    Plan Your Visit

    • Learn more about the exciting exhibitions and experiences at Museum of the Bible!
    • Recommended length of visit is 3-5 hours.
    • Download a printable map of Museum of the Bible.
    • All group members must adhere to Museum of the Bible’s Guest Policy.
    • Box lunches are available for groups from Manna Restaurant. Please contact Customer Service for more information.
    • Outside food is not allowed, unless for medical reasons.
    • Read about Accessibility information for the museum.


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