The Museum offers a variety of tour options described below for groups of 10 or more adults, youth, or students. Bookings must be made in advance. Groups enjoy a 10% discount in the Pickman Museum Shop. Guided tours led in ASL by Deaf Museum Educators are available for groups of 10 or more with at least three weeks advance notice. To make a reservation for any tour, contact groupvisits@mjhnyc.org or 646.437.4304.

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.

Adult Groups
A group visit offers a special opportunity to share this very meaningful museum experience with family, friends, and colleagues. The Museum's facilitated and guided tour options (see descriptions below) enable adult groups to explore the Museum's Core and special exhibitions while drawing upon the extensive experiences of our Gallery Educators. Visitors can also see the Core exhibition accompanied by the Museum's free audio tour, narrated by Meryl Streep and Itzhak Perlman.

Self-Guided Visits
Self-guided visits may be reserved at any time during regular Museum hours. A Museum staff person will greet your group and give you your tickets. You may then explore the galleries at your own pace, using our displays and video testimony to enrich your experience.

Audio guides may be reserved in conjuction with self-guided visits. In the award-winning English version of this audio tour, the voices of Meryl Streep and Itzhak Perlman guide your group through the Museum. Designed to allow you to explore the Museum's Core Exhibition in depth, this narrative will expand your knowledge of the history and the artifacts. The audio guide is also available in Spanish, French, German, Hebrew, Russian, and Japanese.

Cost: $10 per person, including general admission to the Museum.

Facilitated Visits
Facilitated visits allow your group to view the galleries with assistance from an extensively trained Gallery Educator. The Gallery Educator will be on hand to orient your group and to answer questions throughout the galleries.

Cost: $12 per person, including general admission to the Museum.

Guided Tour Programs
Groups desiring a fully guided tour may arrange to have a Gallery Educator lead a structured program in the Core and/or special exhibition galleries of the Museum. One Gallery Educator is assigned to each group of 20, and will highlight some of the Museum's most significant artifacts, including detailed information about the Museum's collections. Thematic tours are available based upon your group's particular interests.

Costs: $14 per person, including general admission to the Museum.

School Groups
As an educational institution, the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is committed to reaching and teaching students and instructors from a broad spectrum of schools. The Museum offers guided class visits led by trained Gallery Educators, pre- and post-visit curriculum materials, classroom speakers, and educator-training workshops – all designed to integrate the Museum visit into the process of classroom learning.

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 Request Form, please click here. For more information or to email your form, contact groupvisits@mjhnyc.org.

Types of tours offered to schools.

How to book a school visit.

Planning Your Group Visit

  • Special discounted admission programs are also available for school and youth groups.

  • The average Museum visit takes two hours, however there is no time limit for your visit. You may stay as long as you wish.

  • The Museum is ADA compliant and is equipped with wheelchairs, walking cane chairs, and elevators to accommodate all visitors. In addition, each video exhibit is captioned for the hearing impaired.

  • Kosher boxed lunches may be arranged in advance.

  • The Museum is located conveniently near many of the city's most popular tourist destinations, including ferry launches to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Close to the World Trade Center, Wall Street, and other downtown attractions, the Museum is well served by public transportation and commercial parking lots.
TOP LEFT: Group on a tour in the Museum's Core Exhibition. Photo by Melanie Einzig. TOP RIGHT: A gallery educator gives a talk to a student group. Photo by Melanie Einzig.

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