March 13, 2013
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Once-in-a-lifetime exhibition of more than 600 priceless artifacts from Israel of closes April 14
CINCINNATI - If you haven't had the opportunity to see Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times at Cincinnati Museum Center, your time is quickly running out. The blockbuster exhibition bringing to life more than 2,000 years of history closes April 14; and when it does, it's not coming back.
We'll transport you back in time as you walk from the Biblical to Byzantine Period in Israel, experiencing what daily life was like through artifacts including religious articles, weapons of war, stone carvings, textiles and jewelry. You'll be amazed as you stand around the 25-foot-diameter Communal Scroll Table, which displays and protects the priceless Dead Sea Scrolls. Considered among the world's greatest archaeological discoveries, the scrolls contain the oldest known copies of the Hebrew Bible.
Don't miss this experience! Time slots are filling up so advance reservations are strongly recommended. Get your tickets today by calling (513) 287-7001 or online at www.cincymuseum.org. Trying to avoid the crowds? Stop by during the week until 5 p.m. or take advantage of extended hours on Friday and Saturday nights (last entry is 8 p.m.).
Dead Sea Scrolls is open daily at 10 a.m. Last entry on Monday through Thursday is 5 p.m. and Sunday at 6 p.m. Non-member tickets are $23 for adults and $15 for children. Seniors ages 60+ are $20. Tickets are $15 for Museum Center member adults and $10 for member children ages 3 - 12.
About the exhibition:
Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith 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. Local community partners include Presenting Sponsor: The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati, and Associate Sponsors: the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, the Diocese of Southern Ohio, SC Ministry Foundation, Office of the Provost, University of Cincinnati, and Xavier University, among others. Special Exhibit Partner: Hebrew Union College.
About Cincinnati Museum Center
Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal is a nationally recognized institution dedicated to sparking community dialogue, insight and inspiration. As one of the top cultural attractions in the Midwest, Cincinnati Museum Center has served as an educational, research and entertainment resource to millions of visitors from around the world.
Organizations within Museum Center include the Cincinnati History Museum, Duke Energy Children's Museum, the Museum of Natural History & Science, the Robert D. Lindner Family OMNIMAX® Theater and the Cincinnati History Library. These organizations combine to serve more than one million visitors annually, reaching out to nearly 400,000 young people through hands-on exhibits and programs.
Because of its commitment of excellence to the community and the museum field, Museum Center proudly holds the distinction of being a recipient of the 2009 National Medal for Museum and Library Service and has also received accreditation from the American Alliance of Museums in 2012. Museum Center is one of only 16 museums in the nation with both of these honors, making it a unique asset and a vital community resource.
Originally built in 1933 as a train station, Union Terminal stands as one of the last remaining grand-scale Art Deco style railroad terminals and has been voted the nation's 45th most important building by the American Institute of Architects. The building is a National Historic Landmark and was renovated and reopened as Cincinnati Museum Center in 1990. For information, call 1-800-733-2077 or visit www.cincymuseum.org.