About Us

An Education in MOTivation...at the MOT

The Museum of Tolerance (MOT) is the educational arm of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, an internationally renowned Jewish human rights organization.  The only museum of its kind in the world, the MOT is dedicated to challenging visitors to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts and confront all forms of prejudice and discrimination in our world today.

Established in 1993, the MOT has welcomed over five million visitors, mostly middle and high school students. Visitors become witnesses to history and explore the dynamics of bigotry and discrimination that are still embedded in society today. Through interactive exhibits, special events, and customized programs for youths and adults, the Museum engages visitors’ hearts and minds, while challenging them to assume personal responsibility for positive change.

Perhaps no other institution offers such a motivational mix of historical discovery and personal empowerment.

We invite you to learn about our history and vision, what people are saying about us, and news of current and future projects.

Check in at the Action Lab to voice your opinion, learn about what others are doing to make a difference, and see how you can get involved. Reserve your space at an upcoming Event.

Come visit us soon. Explore, discover, and experience.

We look forward to meeting you… at the MOT!

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PLEASE NOTE: Special Message for MOT visitors from March to Mid-June.

We are happy to report that the MOT is extremely busy during this time of year. Due to high volume of school groups on weekdays between March and mid June, we strongly recommend that public visitors purchase tickets for 1p.m. or later to optimize your experience and not have to wait long for timed exhibits.





Please call the advanced ticket desk at 310-772-2505 to secure your advanced ticket purchase.





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