Jewish Museum Milwaukee provides customized experiences 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.
“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’s special and permanent exhibits correspond with the Wisconsin Model Academic Standards. The staff of Jewish Museum Milwaukee customizes an experience that fits your students’ needs. Docents are also available to come to your classroom prior to your visit.
Each experience includes:
1.) 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.
2.) An opportunity to explore the original Marc Chagall, “The Prophet Jeremiah” Tapestry with a docent or educator.
3.) 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
4.) Lunch space and opportunity for facilitated dialogue with the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Hours Against Hate program, 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.
A tour at Jewish Museum Milwaukee includes discounted admission for all members of your group and guided explorations of our exhibit by a trained docent. Groups can also choose to book an after-hours tour of the museum at an additional cost.
Tours should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Payment is due one week prior to your visit. Pay online here.
Group Registration Fee
After Hours Fee*
*only applied when tours are scheduled outside of open hours
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
For more information, please contact the visitor services department at 414-390-5730 or email@example.com.