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The Museum of Jewish Heritage welcomes your school to book a tour with us and explore our Museum’s collection.

Please note that self-guided tours are only available for students in high school and in college and for groups of 45 students or less.

NYC DOE and NYC Charter schools receive free admission once we receive a completed admissions waiver form. Title I schools and other schools showing financial need may also receive waived admission upon request

In-person Tours

What Hate Can Do

The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do explores the impact of World War II and the Nazi genocide on Jewish lives and communities in Europe. Through close examination of the Museum’s artifacts and in discussion with a Museum educator, participants will explore issues of cultural identity, responsibility to community, and decision-making, as well as ways in which individuals and nations responded, or failed to respond, to the crisis.

Recommended for grades 6 and up. Tours of The Holocaust: What Hate Can Do are 1.5 hours.

Courage to Act

Courage to Act: Rescue in Denmark tells the inspiring story of ordinary people uniting against Nazism to save nearly 95% of Denmark’s Jewish population, featuring the story of the Gerda III, one of many small boats used in the escape and rescue. Students will encounter themes of separation, bravery, and resilience that will help them reflect on the dangers of prejudice—as well as their own potential for compassionate, moral, and courageous action.

Recommended for visitors 9 years old and up. Visits to Courage to Act: Rescue in Denmark are 1 hour. If your group has time, students may respond after their experience in the exhibition by drawing or writing in our beautiful reflection space after their visit to the exhibition.

Group Fees (in-person tours)

$100 for each group of up to 30 students. We require one adult chaperone for every 10 students; chaperones are free of charge. For each chaperone that exceeds the ratio the price is an additional $15.

Virtual Tours

Courage to Act: Rescue in Denmark

Courage to Act: Rescue in Denmark tells the extraordinary story of the Gerda III, one of the many Danish boats used to secretly transport Jews to safety during World War II. By exploring first-person stories and the Museum’s artifacts, participants will discover how thousands of Jews in Denmark, with the help of the Danish resistance and ordinary Danish citizens, escaped to Sweden in defiance of the Nazis.

Group Fees (virtual tours)

$90 for up to 30 seats and then an additional $3 for each seat above 30.

Frequently Asked Questions

As we prepare for the number of people you initially request for, once the date has been settled, we will be unable to increase the number of guests. As such, please be sure to request for the maximum number of people you expect to be in your group.

Due to the number of groups scheduled throughout the day, we ask that you arrive at your scheduled time and exit once your tour is finished.

Please be advised that the Museum cannot provide parking for buses or large vans. As such, we advise that you research parking spaces in advance. Buses and large vans will only be able to remain in front of the Museum if there is space and if the driver remains with the vehicle at all times. NYPD may ask the vehicle to move at any time.

The Museum has elevators within the center of our core exhibit and in the lobby. We also have wheelchairs if needed, however these are limited in supply. For more information on our accessibility please look at our accessibility page.

Unfortunately, we do not have a cafeteria in the Museum. If you would like to reserve space for your students to have lunch, please inform us in the comments section on the form. As we have limited space, we cannot guarantee that we can reserve a space for you, but we will do our best.

While the Museum does host LOX at Café Bergson, students should not purchase lunches from the location or enter the Café unattended and should come prepared with their own food and drink.

We love having students join our Museum ready to take notes, we only ask that students bring pencils and not pens.

Absolutely! We would love to welcome any school or summer camp to our Museum. Fill out the form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

We encourage teachers to prepare their students in advance for their visit to the Museum. We offer a free curriculum on the Holocaust that was prepared for New York City middle and high school students. The curriculum is designed to be implemented in various schedules. For more information, please click here.

Leadership support provided by the Gray Foundation. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, and with assistance from the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany. Sponsored by the Foundation Remembrance, Responsibility and Future. Supported by the German Federal Ministry of Finance. Other donors include The Knapp Family Foundation.