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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

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+)   $  5.00
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

Survivor Speaker Timing:  Sixty Minutes