Dead Sea Scrolls: Life in Ancient Times Exhibit Background
Dead Sea Scrolls: Life in Ancient Times is created by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) from the collections of the Israel National Treasures and produced by Discovery Times Square and The Franklin Institute. The exhibition is curated by Dr. Risa Levitt Kohn (Professor at San Diego State University) and Debora Ben Ami (Iron Age collection curator at the IAA).
Admission to the Exhibit
Admission to Dead Sea Scrolls will be by timed ticket only and will include a separate ticket for general Exhibit Halls admission that can be used on the same day of a visit to Dead Sea Scrolls or within six months: $32 adults, $29, seniors (60+), and $27 children (3-11). Advance ticket reservations are recommended. Audio tours will be available for additional fee. For more information on the exhibition and complementary programming, or to reserve tickets, visit mos.org or call 617/723-2500, 617/589-0417 (TTY). Members of the Museum of Science can purchase tickets for the exhibition at a special rate of $8 for adults, seniors, and children. For more information on how to become a Museum of Science Member, call 617/589-0180 or visit mos.org. The exhibit will be at the Museum through October 14, 2013.
About the Museum of Science, Boston
One of the world's largest science centers and Boston's most attended cultural institution, the Museum introduces about 1.5 million visitors a year to science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) via dynamic programs and hundreds of interactive exhibits. Founded in 1830, the Museum was first to embrace all the sciences under one roof. Highlights include the Thomson Theater of Electricity, Charles Hayden Planetarium, Mugar Omni Theater, Gordon Current Science & Technology Center, 3-D Digital Cinema and Butterfly Garden. Reaching over 20,000 teens a year worldwide via the Intel Computer Clubhouse Network, the Museum also leads a 10-year, $41 million National Science Foundation-funded Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network of science museums. The Museum's "Science Is an Activity" exhibit plan has been awarded many NSF grants and influenced science centers worldwide. Its National Center for Technological Literacy's engineering curricula have reached more than 47,000 teachers and 4 million students. The Museum has: been recognized by Boston and Cambridge for its energy efforts; named an Employer of Choice by Work Without Limits; is Yankee Magazine's"Best of New England Readers' Choice" for Cultural Attraction in Science; is El Planeta's Best Tourist Attraction for the Massachusetts Latino population; and Undiscovered Worlds was recognized as the "Best Immersive-Fulldome Program" by the Jackson Hole Science Media Awards. Visit http://www.mos.org. Follow the Museum of Science on Twitter at @MuseumOfScience or Facebook at www.facebook.com/museumofscience.