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 Requst Form, please click here. For more information or to email your form, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visits are available for school groups during the following Museum hours:
Sun, Mon, Tue, Thu 9 A.M. to 5:45 P.M.
Wed 9 A.M. to 8 P.M.
Fri and eve of Jewish holidays 9 A.M. to 3 P.M.
The Museum is closed Saturday, Jewish holidays, and Thanksgiving.
Museum staff or Gallery Educators guide groups of about 15 students through the galleries. Programs have been aligned with State Standards and are adapted to meet the specific needs, interests, and backgrounds of each group. We are happy to discuss the tours with you in depth prior to your visit to the Museum.
For public middle and high school students in the northeastern United States, a free pre- and post-visit in your classroom may be available through the Lipper School Partnership Program.
Sign Language Interpretation is available for any tour with at least three weeks advance notice. Beginning in October 2014, Meeting Hate with Humanity: Life During the Holocaust will be available in ASL led by a Deaf Museum Educator.
The weekday fee for a school or youth group visits is $75 per group of up to 30 students and chaperones. On Sundays, the fee for all school and youth groups is $7 per person. We are able to reduce or waive admission fees and provide transportation for groups in need.
Due to the high demand for group visits, full payment by check or 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.
All Museum visitors must go through security. Therefore we strongly recommend that you arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your scheduled tour start time. Late arrivals will be admitted at the discretion of the Museum staff.
Please speak to your class about appropriate Museum behavior prior to your visit. You should have one adult chaperone for every 10 students in your group. We rely on the cooperation of chaperones to maintain appropriate behavior and keep students together as they move through the exhibition. Please make sure that all adults accompanying your group are aware of their responsibilities.
The Museum has limited dining facilities. Boxed lunches are available for purchase only in advance through the Museum's catering service (Certified OU). If you wish to bring bag lunches, inform us in advance and we will discuss dining facilities. In good weather, we encourage you to take advantage of our beautiful Battery Park City location.
The Museum is accessible to people with disabilities. Please tell us about special needs when making your reservation.
School and Teacher Programs at the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust are made possible through the generous support of the Altman Foundation, Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany: Rabbi Israel Miller Fund for Shoah Research, Documentation and Education, Fabrikant Family Philanthropic Fund, Gruss-Lipper Foundation, Imre and Vera Hecht Foundation, Fanya Gottesfeld Heller, Patti Askwith Kenner, Heda Lieberman Memorial Fund for Education, Metzger-Price Fund, the Museum Community Fund, The Pinkerton Foundation, The Leo Rosner Foundation, Young Friends of the Museum, and the Zoffer Family Endowment.