The Museum welcomes all visitors and strives to ensure that its exhibitions, programs, and public facilities are accessible to everyone.
Experience the Core Exhibition and learn about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust through personal stories and artifacts. Special exhibitions explore historical events and a deep, evolving heritage.
Most ASL@MJH programs take place one Wednesday evening per month at 6 P.M. Programs begin with light refreshments, followed by free, private gallery tours in American Sign Language that are led by Museum educators who are Deaf.
Special events for ASL@MJH will be interpreted by certified ASL interpreters.
ASL@MJH is free but pre-registration is required. Due to space constraints, sign language students are not permitted.
Wednesday | April 13 | 6 P.M.
Please join us for a tour of the special exhibition Stitching History from the Holocaust in ASL. Visitors will learn about the Holocaust through the story of Paul Strnad, who, in 1939, wrote to his American cousin seeking help to escape Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia for him and his wife Hedy. Nearly 60 years later, the Strnad family in America discovered the letter in their basement, along with a packet of Hedy's dress designs.
The program is free, but pre-registration is required. Please register no later than April 6. Light refreshments will be provided at 6:00 (dietary laws observed), and the tour will begin by 6:30.
Wednesday | June 15 | 6 P.M.
Talk and Tour
Please join us for a discussion of Bukharan traditions with Irina Normatov and a tour of some of the Museum’s Sephardic artifacts in ASL.
The program is free, but pre-registration is required. Please register no later than June 8. Light refreshments will be provided at 6:00 (dietary laws observed), and the talk and tour will begin by 6:30.
ASL@MJH is made possible by a generous gift from Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany: Rabbi Israel Miller Fund for Shoah Research, Documentation and Education.
All public areas of the Museum are wheelchair accessible.
This includes the Museum entrance, all galleries, Edmond J. Safra Hall, the Heritage Café, the Pickman Museum Shop, and Andy Goldsworthy's Garden of Stones. Wheelchairs are available in the main lobby on a first-come, first-served basis. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms are located on all floors of the Museum.
Free Mobile Tour of the Core Exhibition
English and Spanish versions of the acclaimed Antenna™ audio tour of the Museum's Core Exhibition are available for free thanks to the generosity of Con Edison.
The award-winning English version is narrated by Meryl Streep and Itzhak Perlman. Neckloops are available free. Transcripts in regular and large print in English and Spanish are also available for free. The full length of the audio tour is 1.5 hours but can be shorter depending on the visitor's preference of getting in-depth information about artifacts or overviews of sections.
Infrared Assistive Listening Devices for Edmond J. Safra Hall
Edmond J. Safra Hall is a theater equipped with infrared assistive listening devices (headsets and neckloops). These are available at the admissions desk. A major credit card or driver's license is needed as a security deposit.
Large Print Transcripts in English and Spanish
Transcripts in regular and large print in English and Spanish are also available for free. The full length of the audio tour is 1.5 hours but can be shorter depending on the visitor's preference of getting in-depth information about artifacts or overviews of sections.
Videos in the Core and Special Exhibitions use Open Captioning.
Service animals are permitted.
Group Tours for Visitors with Developmental Disabilities
Group tours of the Museum can be tailored to visitors' special accommodations. It is recommended that tours be booked three weeks in advance of the visit and please tell us about your special needs when making the reservation.
Information about scheduling a group tour for students.
Information about scheduling a group tour for adults.
For further information about accessibility options and special needs accommodations, please contact visitor services at email@example.com or 646.437.4202.