Reservations are required for all school and youth group visits of 10 or more visitors. Space is limited, so please make your reservation as soon as possible.  For the School Group Requst Form, please click here. For more information or to email your form, contact groupvisits@mjhnyc.org.

Visits are available for school groups during the following Museum hours:

Sunday 10 A.M. to 5:45 P.M.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9 A.M. to 5:45 P.M.

Wednesday 9 A.M. to 8 P.M.
Friday and eve of Jewish holidays 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.

The Museum is closed Saturday, Jewish holidays, and Thanksgiving.

Assisted listening devices are available to visitors with hearing loss for use during guided tours. The earpiece enables users to hear the tour guide even if the galleries are full of people. If you know that members of your group will want assisted listening devices, please request this when making your tour reservation.

Sign language interpretation for any tour or Meeting Hate with Humanity: Life During the Holocaust tours in ASL led by a Deaf Museum Educator are available with at least three weeks advance notice.

School Tours
Museum staff or Gallery Educators guide groups of about 15 students through the galleries. Programs have been aligned with State Standards and are adapted to meet the specific needs, interests, and backgrounds of each group. We are happy to discuss the tours with you in depth prior to your visit to the Museum.

The weekday fee for a school or youth group visits is $75 per group of up to 30 students and chaperones. On Sundays, the fee for all school and youth groups is as follows. For every 10 students, one adult chaperone will be priced at the $7 student rate. If your group includes any additional adults, each adult beyond the required chaperones will be priced at $10. During the week we are able to reduce or waive admission fees and provide transportation for groups in need.

Due to the high demand for group visits, full payment by check or credit card must be made no less than three weeks prior to your visit. A letter of confirmation and detailed instructions will be sent to you upon receipt of payment. Group visits that are cancelled less than three weeks in advance cannot be refunded. Should you have to cancel your tour at the last minute due to an emergency, we will do our best to reschedule your visit.

All Museum visitors must go through security. Therefore we strongly recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour start time. Late arrivals will be admitted at the discretion of the Museum staff.

Please speak to your class about appropriate Museum behavior prior to your visit. You should have one adult chaperone for every 10 students in your group. We rely on the cooperation of chaperones to maintain appropriate behavior and keep students together as they move through the exhibition. Please make sure that all adults accompanying your group are aware of their responsibilities.

The Museum has limited dining facilities. Boxed lunches are available for purchase only in advance through the Museum's catering service (Certified OU). If you wish to bring bag lunches, inform us in advance and we will discuss dining facilities. In good weather, we encourage you to take advantage of our beautiful Battery Park City location.

The Museum is accessible to people with disabilities. Please tell us about special needs when making your reservation.

School and Teacher Programs at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust were made possible through the generous support of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany: Rabbi Israel Miller fund for Shoah Research, Documentation and Education; Fanya Gottesfeld Heller; the David Himelberg Foundation in memory of David and Rose Himelberg; Patti Askwith Kenner; Heda Lieberman Memorial Fund for Education; Jewish Community Youth Foundation; Metzger-Price Fund; the Museum Community Fund; New York City Council Members Margaret Chin, Chaim Deutsch, Ben Kallos, and Mark Levine; The Pinkerton Foundation; George and Martha Rich Youth Education Fund; The Leo Rosner Foundation; Sol Rosenkranz and Family Fund; and The Slomo and Cindy Silvian Foundation, Inc.


TOP: Dr. Salomea Kape with a school group. Photo by Melanie Einzig.

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