"The Bible is alive, and we've brought artifacts to bring it closer to you," Burnett said of the event that features objects from Bible times as well as relics from America's history with the religious text.
Some items include a copy of the Eliot Bible, the first Bible in North America, which was written in the Algonquian language in 1685 and the Aitken Bible -- the first English-language Bible published in North America -- which includes an endorsement from the United States Congress.
"Bring the kids," said Downey. "It's free. Many of these artifacts have never been seen before in New York and never been seen in America."
The Bible Experience is located at 450 W. 14th St. in Manhattan and runs from now until March 27 free of charge.
The next episode of The Bible (chronicling Christ's last week on Earth) airs Sunday, March 24 at 8/7c. The miniseries hits DVD, Blu-ray and Digital HD on April 2, it features behind-the-scenes footage.