April 4, 2013
Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit extended until midnight on Saturday, April 6 to accomodate crowds
Time slots currently sold out 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday
CINCINNATI - Closing April 14, Cincinnati Museum Center's blockbuster exhibition, Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times is selling out some time slots!
To accommodate guests who don't want to miss this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, the exhibition will remain open until midnight on Saturday, April 6. Currently, time slots are sold out from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. on Saturday. The last entry on Saturday is at 10 p.m.
Tickets are still available throughout the day on Sunday, April 7, which also has extended hours for those wishing to see the recently added Ten Commandments Scroll. Dead Sea Scrolls is open Sunday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., the last entry into the exhibit is 7 p.m.
Here are some quick tips for your best Dead Sea Scrolls experience:
- Reserve your tickets in advance by calling (513) 287-7001 or online at www.cincymuseum.org.
- Take advantage of extended hours: the exhibition opens daily at 9 a.m. and stays open late. Additional hours will continue to be added as needed.
- Give yourself plenty of time! Visitors are often spending 1.5 to 2 hours in the exhibit.
- Use your Museum Center membership for the best ticket price.
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. Visit www.cincymuseum.org for more information or to make reservations.
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. A special gift from Great American Insurance Group enabled Museum Center to bring the priceless Ten Commandments Scroll to Cincinnati for the final 17 days of the exhibition.
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.