Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit opens this week in Denver

DENVER - The "Dead Sea Scrolls" exhibition will open at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science on Friday, Mar. 16.

The world-renowned exhibition will showcase the ancient manuscripts that include the oldest known biblical documents dating back over 2,000 years. Ten scrolls will be displayed when the exhibition opens. Due to preservation requirements, 10 different scrolls will arrive halfway through the run to replace the 10 initial scrolls. This makes it possible for you to see 20 total scrolls while the exhibit is in Denver.

Additionally, more than 600 artifacts from the ancient Middle East will be on display, including inscriptions and seals, weapons, stone carvings, terra cotta figurines, remains of religious symbols, coins, shoes, textiles, mosaics, ceramics, jewelry, and a 3-ton stone from the Western Wall in Jerusalem.

The exhibition will be open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The last entry is at 4 p.m. each day.

Timed tickets will be required and advance reservations are strongly encouraged. Adults are $25.95, seniors ages 65+ are $21.95, and juniors ages 3-18 are $18.95. Students receive 10 percent off admission with ID. All tickets include general Museum admission.

The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is located at 2001 Colorado Boulevard.

For tickets and information, call 303-370-6000 or visit

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