Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible - Fort Worth, Texas Exhibition

Visitor Guidelines

Visitor Guidelines

What should I bring?

  • Photo ID - required to pick up Will Call tickets
  • Sweater or jacket - to help preserve the Dead Sea Scrolls, lights are low and temperatures are kept between 68–70 F in the exhibition halls. If you are sensitive to colder climates, please bring appropriate clothing.
  • Practical clothing – if you want to participate in our advanced Qumran Simulated Dig Site for the chance to find (and keep) a 2,000-year-old potsherd, be sure to wear practical shoes and clothes that won’t be damaged by a little dust and dirt.

What should I NOT bring?

  • Strollers of any kind. Due to the artifact cases and navigation of the exhibition you will need to check your stroller at Guest Services or leave it in the car. 
  • Large bags or backpacks
  • Cameras or other recording devices
  • Flashlights or light-enhancement devices
  • Food or drink
  • Weapons of any kind

Due to the nature of the exhibition, we ask that you do not utilize your mobile devices while visiting Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible. Please turn off cell phones, or place them in silent mode.

Photography & Videography

  • Photography, video recording and audio recording are prohibited at all times in Dead Sea Scrolls & the Bible.
  • All mobile communication devices, including camera-enabled cell phones, must be turned off in order to preserve the exhibition experience.

Safety and Security

The Seminary has taken extraordinary care to provide a clean and safe environment for all our guests and to ensure the integrity of the exhibition.

For these reasons, the following safety and security measures have been implemented:

  • Southwestern Seminary reserves the right to perform bag inspections for any and all visitors prior to admission. All handbags, purses, belt-packs, backpacks, diaper bags and other containers/parcels of any type will be inspected.
  • The following items are strictly prohibited and will not be allowed: weapons of any kind (handguns, bladed objects, chemical agent sprays, stun guns, batons, etc.); illegal substances; flammable substances; caustic liquids; explosive materials or devices; anything else deemed potentially harmful to other persons or objects in the exhibition.
  • The Seminary will not be responsible for personal property. All non-essential items should be left secured inside your vehicle or elsewhere. There are no lockers or other forms of temporary storage available to secure personal possessions on-site.


Completed in 2011, the MacGorman Performing Arts Center is handicap accessible. Ramps are available at all entrances and the inside of the facility can be navigated easily via wheelchair, including men's and women's restrooms. Elevators are located throughout the Center so that both floors are accessible to all guests.