Ask people on the street to describe their last visit to a museum, and you‚Äôll likely get a slew of less-than-enthusiastic responses: old, stale and even boring.
The Museum of the Bible, which opens in November, hopes to change that perception by becoming ‚ÄĒ in the words of representatives ‚ÄĒ the most technologically advanced museum in the world. The goal: bring the Bible to life as guests learn about its history and impact.
The $500 million, 430,000-square-foot museum will house 12 theaters, 93 projectors, 250 computers and 384 monitors ‚ÄĒ not to mention 200 miles of low-voltage cables.
But the biggest advancement will greet visitors at the museum entrance. There, each guest will receive a computer tablet known as a ‚ÄúDigital Guide,‚ÄĚ which will take advantage of 500 wireless access points throughout the museum to provide guests a one-of-a-kind tour experience based on their age and desires. ...