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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 Social Lab/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.
Anne Frank: A Fascinating Look at the Real Anne
Your students will experience the dynamic MOT exhibit, Anne, to discover her story through carefully curated research that challenges many popular assumptions. The tour will shed light on Anne's family background and reveal little-known details of Anne's childhood, as shared in personal testimony by her last remaining relative, cousin Buddy Elias, exclusively for the MOT. We will also examine rare artifacts and discover fascinating connections between Anne Frank and the U.S. The session concludes with the period after the arrest, imprisonment and deportation of everyone from the Secret Annex. Students will be inspired, anew, by the legacy and lessons of her writing and indomitable voice.
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.
The MOT has developed a 1 hour virtual STEPS to Tolerance program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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 email email@example.com and speak to our Field Trip and Group Sales 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 $12.00. 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.
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 Instructions for Bus Driver 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.
The virtual and in person school field trips program was funded generously in part from a major grant of the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles. The Nonprofit Reimagine Grant was a response to adapting during COVID.
|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
Los Angeles City Council Charter Bus Program:
The City of Los Angeles Charter Bus Program is designed to assist senior, youth and disabled groups in the City of Los Angeles with free or subsidized charter bus services to attend educational, recreational or cultural events in the region. Visit their website to get started: https://www.lacitycharterbus.com/