The current interim exhibit, “Be Not Afraid: The Life and Legacy of John Paul II” will be undergoing renovation from September 7 to September 30, 2013. During that time, the temporary exhibit “Habemus Papam: Journey from Conclave to Pope” will remain open for visitors Monday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm.
The newly renovated “Be Not Afraid” exhibit will open on September 30, 2013, which coincides with the Papal consistory called to formally approve and announce the dates of canonization for Blessed John Paul II and Blessed John XXIII.
Although the “Be Not Afraid” exhibit will be undergoing renovation, it will continue to serve as an interim exhibit on the life and legacy of Pope John Paul II, as the Blessed John Paul II Shrine prepares a greatly expanded exhibit to open in the spring of 2014. This new permanent exhibit will focus on the life, teachings, and spirituality of Blessed John Paul II and will include state of the art audio-visual experiences, computer interactives, museum quality artifacts, and original devotional art.