The Museum of Jewish Heritage is New York’s home for Holocaust education. Our tours and programs are adapted to meet the specific needs, interests, and backgrounds of different student groups. Learn about New York’s Holocaust Curriculum – a free, online resource designed for use in middle and high school classrooms.
The fee for a school or youth group visit to the Auschwitz exhibition is $75 per group of up to 30 students and their chaperones, with one chaperone required for every group of 10 students.
All New York City public and charter school visits are free of charge but must be reserved in advance.
Due to the high demand for group visits, full payment by 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.
You may also want to hear a Holocaust survivor or World War II veteran speak as part of your visit to the Museum. To learn more about our Speakers Bureau, please click here. Be sure to make this request part of your school group reservation.
Special group tours we’re currently offering
Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. (available for grades 6 – 12)
(Opens May 8, 2019 and is on view through January 3, 2020.) The most significant site of the Holocaust, Auschwitz was not a single entity, but a complex of 48 concentration and extermination camps, at which 1 million Jews—and tens of thousands of others—were murdered. This groundbreaking exhibition brings together more than 700 original objects and 400 photographs of Auschwitz, from over 20 institutions and museums around the world. Auschwitz. Not long ago. Not far away. is the most comprehensive exhibition dedicated to the history of Auschwitz and its role in the Holocaust ever presented in North America, and an unparalleled opportunity to confront the singular face of human evil—one that arose not long ago and not far away.
Love Thy Neighbor: Immigration and the U.S. Experience (available for grades 3-12)
Free teacher’s guide available here.
Learn about the Jewish immigrant experience in the United States through the exploration of language, work, community, and social activism. Throughout the tour, students are encouraged to make comparisons with other immigration experiences, as well as to think about challenges and opportunities. Middle and high school students will also consider immigration issues specifically related to the Holocaust. This tour is designed for students studying immigration in their social studies and/or U.S. history classes.
My House to Your House: Community Life from Generation to Generation (available for grades K-6)
Discover the role of family and community life in transmitting cultural heritage. Students will examine treasured objects and daily rituals, making connections between Jewish traditions and other traditions. This tour is designed as an introduction to Jewish heritage as well as the broader theme of cultural identity, and it provides a useful supplement to multicultural studies.
We ask that you fill out our online School Group Request Form so we can start planning your visit. (The request form also covers other important aspects of your visit.)