Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times Comes to The Franklin Institute
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The last date listed for Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times was Friday October 12, 2012 / All Day.
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We went on July 4 in the early afternoon. The museum was not busy and I was able to walk right up to the Membership desk and collect my tickets. We were told we could walk right in any time. The staff member waited until there were about 10 people in line to begin the tour. It started with a brief film, then another brief film narrated by a docent and highlighting three artifacts. After that, we were free to wander the exhibit at our own pace. We were allowed to take photographs until we reached the room with the actual scrolls at the end of the tour. The fragments are damaged by light, so even the cases were kept dimly lit. I was thrilled to finally see the scrolls I've heard about all my life as a Bible student. My one disappointment was that only about a dozen out of some 900 were on display, and most of those were small fragments. On leaving the exhibit, we saw a sign stating that ten more scrolls were coming later. Why weren't they already there? On the whole, I enjoyed the experience very much. Please be aware that the advertised ticket price is before additional charges. With the Goldstar deal, each ticket came to $20...still a bargain.
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The Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Philadelphia Franklin Institute was very well presented. The artifacts are mounted and described well. However, the exhibit does not "flow" and starting and ending points are confusing. Also, it was extremely...continued
Dead Sea Scrolls: Life and Faith in Ancient Times is a self-guided exhibit. Guests average 1.5 hours to see the entire exhibit, but you may experience it at your own pace.
General admission to The Franklin Institute is included in your ticket price. With three floors of interactive exhibits and one Planetarium show, The Franklin Institute is a fun and educational way to spend the day for the entire family.