For the past four years, our production company, Cooke Pictures, has been honored to have produced most of the media programming and presentations documenting the creation and construction of the Museum of the Bible in Washington, D.C. We’ve been privileged to have been behind the scenes interviewing curators and scholars and watched as masterful architects and craftsmen have assembled and launched this unprecedented museum. The collection is so vast that if a visitor were to read and see everything in the museum, it would take an estimated nine 8-hour days.
The Museum of the Bible has no agenda but to present the most significant book of all time to the public. They believe the Bible’s history, story, and impact stands alone and has the power to influence a reader. The museum challenges visitors to keep an open mind and heart as they view and read for themselves this most controversial and banned book in the history of the world.
Each remarkable level of the Museum of the Bible is visually stunning. Each floor was designed by a different design firm so visitors can experience a unique approach to the Bible’s history, story, and impact. Each of the six floors adds excitement and interest as you rise to the building’s final height with powerful immersive experiences. The History Floor is stunning with its wealth of documents, the Impact Floor demonstrates how the Bible has changed the world.
And just when you think you’ve seen it all, the museum immerses visitors back into the time of Christ with its Nazareth Village experience and a virtual reality ride that will truly astound you. Designed by a Hollywood theme park company, DyMoRides, visitors are virtually flown around the city of Washington, D.C. showing them the many monuments and statutes in which scripture has been embedded.
From the moment you step into the grand entrance with its impressive 140-foot video ceiling to the electronic device you are given that allows you to design your own trip, visitors will know they are in a truly special place unlike any other museum in the world. But the final 6th floor is truly stunning with its views of the Capitol. Plan your trip so that you can observe the sunset and enjoy some of the best Middle Eastern food by the museum’s award-winning chef, Todd Gray.
As a media producer who has worked in Hollywood both in front and behind the camera for over 25 years, I’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with plenty of celebrities and powerful people in Hollywood. In my opinion, Cary Summers, the President of Museum of the Bible, is a genius. His leadership is beyond compare and I am always in awe of his humility. His passion for his work is unending and he has overseen each detail from the moment a visitor enters the building to their final exit.
The MOTB is a must see and an experience of a lifetime that you will never forget.