Accessibility

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

Access to Museum Parking

Parking can be limited in Washington, DC, 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 D Street, on the corner of 4th and D Street SW, at the main entrance of the museum (see the wheelchair symbol on the map).
Look for the brass 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 to use stairs.

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, or are 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 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.

Accessibility Tours

We are pleased to offer the one-hour Museum of the Bible Highlights tour for guests who use American Sign Language. Requests for ASL interpreters must be made at least seven (7) business days in advance. Tour requires admission to the museum, plus a ticket for the Museum of the Bible Highlights tour that can be purchased at the Ticketing counter. We can also accommodate requests for a descriptive tour for the one-hour Museum of the Bible Highlights tour. Requests made in advance are preferred. Other requests for descriptive services will be accommodated based on staff or volunteer availability. For more information on requesting accessible accommodations or to request an ASL interpreter, email us from the Contact Us page or call (866) 430-MOTB.

Museum Map

Before you visit, download this printable Museum of the Bible map!