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School Group Visits

“This experience is going to affect me in life, because whenever I see something that’s wrong or I see an individual infecting people’s minds, I will speak out against it.”  ~7th Grade Student, Vieau Elementary School

Jewish Museum Milwaukee can provide a customized experience for your students to explore history and events that reverberate today. Topics like the Holocaust, Immigration, and Community Action come alive with a docent-led tour of the Museum. Each experience includes:

A docent-led tour of the Museum’s permanent and special exhibit that is tailored for your students’ learning targets. Exhibit tour themes include:

  • Immigration
  • Milwaukee History
  • Holocaust
  • The Jewish American Experience
  • Jewish Women of Milwaukee: Contributions to Milwaukee and Beyond

Opportunity to explore the original Marc Chagall Tapestry with docent or educator

Workshops related to your curriculum (may be necessary for larger groups); here are some options:

  • Jewish Holidays and their Celebrations
  • It’s an….ARTIFACT? Hands-On History through artifacts from the Museum
  • Immigration and the American Experience
  • Jews, Judaism, Jewish? Questions Answered
  • Synagogue Tour (pending availability)
  • Holocaust themed workshops provided by the Nathan & Esther Pelz Holocaust Education Resource Center; survivor or survivor family members may be available to speak with your students

Lunch Space and Opportunity for Facilitated Dialogue

The Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Hours Against Hate program is an initiative to engage people in spending time with others from different backgrounds and identities in order to help promote empathy and dismantle bias. Schools and workplaces can participate in this effort, and the Lunch Hour Against Hate “add-on” provides an opportunity during the field trip to engage in dialogue across lines of division. The Hours Against Hate Coordinator will give a brief introduction of the program, followed by small group discussion questions that will help students make and reflect on personal connections with the museum experience. Each student will have a chance to share their reflections with each other, and practice active listening to the others in their group.  The Coordinator can provide resources if students or educators would like to explore ideas for bringing the Hours Against Hate effort back to their school.


JMM exhibits and themes correspond with the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards. The staff of the Jewish Museum Milwaukee will customize programs that fit your students’ needs. Docents are also available to come to your classroom prior to your trip to the Jewish Museum Milwaukee. For more information or to book your visit, please contact Ellie Gettinger.

VISIT LOGISTICS

Cost:
Group Registration Fee   $25.00
Adult Admission                $  5.00
Senior Admission (60+)   $  4.00
Student Admission           $  3.00

Group Size: If your group is 40 or smaller, they can tour the Museum at the same time in smaller groups of 10-20; if your group is larger than 40 people, JMM will help develop a schedule for your visit that includes a workshop or specialized rotation.

Tour Timing: Sixty to ninety minutes, depending on group size and workshop rotation

Workshop Timing: Sixty Minutes

Lunch Hour Against Hate: Thirty Minutes

Survivor Speaker Timing:  Sixty Minutes