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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 four weeks prior to your visit. A letter of confirmation and detailed instructions will be sent to you upon receipt of payment. Tour reservations are not confirmed until payment in full or a completed Admission Waiver Request form has been received and you have received a group visit confirmation letter from the Museum. Group visits that are cancelled less than four 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)
(On view through August 30, 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.

Highlights of the Museum 
The Highlights of the Museum tour uses the Museum’s collection to teach about 20th and 21st century Jewish heritage as well as the Holocaust. Through an examination of key artifacts, students will explore how Jewish traditions are transmitted from generation to generation, looking at the role of family, community, and memory in creating a sense of home and identity. Through inquiry and discussion, students will understand the impact of the Holocaust on Jewish lives and investigate ways in which individuals and communities responded, culminating in an appreciation of tikkun olam (repair of the world) in Jewish tradition.

This tour takes place in the Museum’s Ordinary Treasures exhibition.

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.

This tour takes place in the Museum’s Ordinary Treasures exhibition.

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.

This tour takes place in the Museum’s Ordinary Treasures exhibition.

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.) Please note that your booking is not complete until all payment, or a completed Admission Waiver Request form, has been received and you have received a group visit confirmation letter from the Museum.

School and Youth Group Tour Request Form

Tours at the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust

Thank you for your interest in visiting the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. Our form begins with questions about your school/organization's contact and ends with options for your group's educational experience. Please visit our website for full details of each of the Museum's current exhibitions.
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