We are excited to welcome school groups back to the HMC for in-person and virtual museum experiences beginning Monday, November 15, 2021. These experiences are led by Museum Educators who will customize the content presented for an interactive and unique experience.

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Virtual Museum Experience:

Engage your students in learning about the Holocaust through inquiry-based conversations led by a Museum Educator. Rather than a survey of Holocaust history, our VMEs are designed to explore a particular question, theme, or event in-depth.

For example, students often ask why the Jewish victims didn’t just fight back. By focusing on the theme of resistance, our Museum Educators will use photos, video testimony of survivors, artifacts from our collection, and other primary source material to help students understand the ways in which Jewish people did fight back – not only through physical and armed resistance, but by maintaining their humanity despite attempts to dehumanize them.

All content is customized to your teaching goals and objectives, and your students’ needs and interests. These experiences are hosted on your school’s platform (Zoom, GoogleMeet, Microsoft Teams, etc.) and take place in real time.

Sessions last to 30-45 minutes, and we can accommodate groups of all sizes. Due to high demand, we can schedule 4 presentations per teacher/class.

In-Person Field Trip:

When your students visit the HMC, it is an extension of your classroom. Each in-person museum experience features a 60 minute tour led by a Museum Educator who will work with you to customize the tour content to your students’ interests and your teaching goals and objectives.

The Holocaust Memorial Center is monitoring the evolving COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our visitors and staff is our top priority. Due to the current nature of the ongoing pandemic, masks are required for ALL visitors regardless of vaccination status and school/district policies.

In addition to a tour, you can elect for your group to participate in an Education Program. We cannot guarantee which Education Program your group will experience. Survivor Speaker presentations are based on the availability of our Holocaust Survivors, and therefore cannot be guaranteed.

Education Programs:

  • A 60-minute Survivor Speaker (Please allow 2.5 hours for your visit)
  • A 30-minute Next Generation Speaker (Please allow 2 hours for your visit)
  • 30-minute introductory/culminating program with a Museum Educator (Please allow 2 hours for your visit)

If your field trip will include a tour ONLY, please allow 1.5 hours for your visit. We ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the start of your tour, and leave 15 minutes to return sound equipment and use the restrooms before your group leaves.

Reserve your spot now!