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FAQ's regarding Virtual Tours
Are the tours live or will I be watching a video?
The tours are done live - not pre-recorded*. This allows our guests to have real-time interaction with the Tour Guide and to even ask questions at given moments on the tour. As they are live, you'll have a more enjoyable experience viewing the tour from a device which will allow you to interact (chat, voice and/or video camera).
*Tours are NOT broadcast live from the museum or location mentioned.
What is the best way to view / take the tour?
Zoom is the platform that is used for these virtual tours. This application is free and available on many different devices. However, the best possible experience will be had on a laptop, desktop computer, or a tablet with ample viewing room. You can watch from a TV, but that would prevent you from interacting as the tours are live.
How many can take the tour at once?
Our reservation system is designed to control the number of reservations that can be made. Up to 95 devices may be connected for a single tour. Up to 8 persons may view via your device, permitted local COVID-19 regulations allow it.
After I reserve a tour, what can I expect?
After you reserve your tour, you will get an email from the website as a confirmation (if you do not see this, please check your spam or junk folder). You will not receive anything thereafter until a day or so before the tour date.
When you get the email with your Zoom meeting link, you will need to click on the provided link to open the tour in Zoom. While it's true that it is possible to have more devices connected at a time, a single tour guide will only be able to give meaningful attention to 95.
When should I check-in for my tour?
It is suggested that you join the Zoom meeting 10 or more minutes before it is scheduled to start. This ensures that there are no connection problems, that your name is properly displayed, and that any other additional technical issues are resolved before the tour.
What items should I have on hand?
- Your Bible (optional)
- Note-taking materials (optional)
Recording the tour is prohibited.
What if I want a tour for my congregation / family / group?
If you want a private tour or a group tour using several devices please contact us! We'll be happy to set up a tour time just for you.
Moving standing reservations from one tour to another is NOT permitted. That is to say, from "The Wheat and the Weeds" to "Your Word Is Truth". If your circumstances require that you move your reservation to another date for the same tour, MBT will be happy to help.
Virtual tours purchased are non-refundable. You can, however, reschedule for the same tour if your circumstances require you to do so.
Do Not Be AfraidMuseum or Location: The Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Boston MA
Estimated tour length: 1.5 hours
Cost: $10 USD Per device*
Virtual: Not broadcast live from the museum/location
Availability: Every Sunday
Languages offered: English
Please click here to see the time difference from where you're located so that you do not miss your tour. To view the tour in Mountain Time add one hour, Central time add two hours, Eastern Time add three hours.
About the tour: Satan has used fear as a tactic to intimidate God’s people into drawing farther away from Jehovah. To counter this tactic Jehovah inspired Isaiah to write the words found in Isaiah 41: 10- “Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness.” (NWT) In this tour, we will discuss the tactic of fear used by Satan to manipulate people. We will see examples of this from the times of the Egyptians, the 10 plagues, and the times of Esther. We will see direct evidence of how this fear was put upon Jehovah’s people, and what Jehovah provided to counteract this fear.
About the Museum: The Boston Museum of Fine Arts contains more than 485, 000 works of art. It is the 52nd most visited Museum in the entire world. The Boston Museum of Fine Arts is the 6th museum in the world with the most Egyptian Artifacts and the museum with the most Egyptian Artifacts in the United States. It has approximately 45, 000 Egyptian Artifacts in its collection.
Highlights of the Tour: None of the artifacts on this tour are reproductions. They are all original artifacts. Now a part of the permanent collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, they are 9, 226 km (5, 773 mi) away from where they originated- in Egypt.
Questions that will be answered on tour:
- What are some ways that Satan has tried to manipulate people using fear in the past?
- How were those who worshipped Jehovah helped to “not be afraid” in those instances?
- How were living in Egypt and witnessing the 10 plagues a source of fear for the Israelites?
- Why was it such a temptation for the Israelites to surrender to false gods after they had witnessed the 10 plagues, the parting of the Red Sea, and Jehovah’s direct intervention?