Bring Your Class to The Museum of Tolerance
Students participate in an interactive, high-tech experience that inspires them to learn from the past, engage in the present, and assume responsibility for the future.
The Museum of Tolerance offers age appropriate school tours:
The Tolerancenter/Holocaust Exhibit Tour-
This 3-hour tour is recommended for students ages 12 and above. Students engage in the state-of-the-art interactive exhibits that expose the dynamics of prejudice and discrimination historically and today. Witness history as you journey through the Holocaust exhibit and receive a photo passport card of a child whose life was changed by the Holocaust.
The Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves Tour-
Explore America’s multicultural legacy through this inspirational multimedia exhibit for all ages. Take a virtual journey to America’s shores and step into the recreated childhood homes of Dr. Maya Angelou, Billy Crystal, Carlos Santana, and Joe Torre, as they share a treasure trove of family stories, memories, and dreams. Learn how to discover your own family history in the Computer Lab and appreciate the diversity that makes our society great.
We also offer several specialized programs beyond the school tour:
Steps to Tolerance
Developed for 5th and 6th graders, the program is an age-appropriate introduction to museums, Holocaust history, and contemporary issues of tolerance and respect.
Tools for Tolerance® for Teens
A full-day customized experience including special speakers, facilitated dialogue, and workshops that educate and empower.
Learn more about the exhibits the students will experience. We encourage preparation and discussion prior to the Museum visit. Please visit Teacher Resources to access the Teacher's Guide with standards-aligned lessons and information.
To Schedule your Tour:
Please call Group Reservations at 310.772.7639 and speak to our Field Trip Coordinator to arrange for your tour. The Museum offers guided tours for all school field trips and groups of 20 or more. Advance reservations are required. Tickets are sold for specific dates and times, with morning programs beginning at 8:30 a.m.
Student Field Trip Rate:
For groups of twenty students or more the per person rate is $10.50. Please note that specialized programs such as Steps to Tolerance and Tools for Tolerance for Teens have higher group rates.
The Museum of Tolerance is located at 9786 West Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles 90035.
Click here for directions.
Security and Bus Information:
All visitors and vehicles to the Museum will be screened. Students with a group do not need individual IDs. Please arrive 15 minutes earlier than your scheduled tour time to proceed through Security.
Download MOT Bus Information PDF
Youth Tours FAQ
View our frequently asked questions here.
We love to hear from our groups! Please download an evaluation and let us know your thoughts.
Tolerancenter-Holocaust Exhibit Evaluation Form
Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves Evaluation Form
The Museum Cafeteria provides light meals, snacks and refreshments and is located on the 4th floor of the Museum. Reservations are recommended, 310.772.2518.
Other Youth Programs:
Beyond school field trips, the MOT also offers specialized programs for youths on bullying prevention, service learning, and other topics. Learn more about our Youth Programs.
Cover the Cost of Your Admission:
Teachers can apply for funds to cover the cost for tickets and transportation to the Museum of Tolerance on the Donors Choose website: www.donorschoose.org
Target Field Trip Grants:
The Target Field Trip Grants program will award U.S. educators grants of up to $800 each to fund a field trip for their students. Applications must be submitted electronically starting August 1, 2011. Visit the Target Web site for further information and to register: Target Field Trip Grants
Los Angeles City Council Charter Bus Program:
Contact your City Council Member's office to request a 'free' bus. Go to www.lacity.org and scroll down to "Neighborhood Resources", then enter the street address of the school or organization in the search tool. Press "Find" and the appropriate city council office comes up. Click on the City Council Member's name and you will see the phone number. When you phone the office, ask for the person who handles the "Charter Bus Program".