“This experience is going to affect me throughout my life; whenever I see something that’s wrong I will speak out against it.”

– 7th Grade Student, Vieau Elementary School

Jewish Museum Milwaukee provides customized tours for your students to explore history, art and events that still reverberate today. Walking through the Museum, students see topics like the Holocaust, immigration, and community action come alive.

We welcome school groups of up to 80 students from Milwaukee and across the Midwest. A trained docent will help your classroom navigate our exhibits; tours may also be complemented with workshops and exceptional guest speakers.

Plan Your Field Trip

The Museum’s content is directed toward students in grade four and higher across nearly any discipline. If needed, tours can address specific themes that meet your students where they are and aid teachers in successfully navigating difficult subjects like the Holocaust.

Field trips are customized to meet your student’s needs and can include:

  • A docent-led tour tailored to your student’s learning targets. The Museum’s permanent exhibit addresses a variety of themes including immigration, the Holocaust, Jewish traditions, Jewish contributions to Milwaukee and beyond. Special exhibit tours are also available year-round.
  • A guided examination of our largest artwork, the original tapestry based on Jewish artist Marc Chagall, “The Prophet Jeremiah painting.”
  • Choose from one of the following workshops or see our lecture pamphlet:

For lunch, your group may bring bagged lunches or order from an outside vendor to eat in our space.


A school tour at Jewish Museum Milwaukee includes discounted admission for all members of your group and guided explorations of our exhibit by a trained docent. You may also choose to book an after-hours tour of the museum for an additional cost.

Tours should be scheduled at least two weeks in advance. Payment is due one week prior to your visit.

Group Registration Fee – $25.00

Student Admission – $5.00

After Hours Fee* – $100.00

*only applied when tours are scheduled outside of open hours

School Group Guidelines

Groups of up to 80 can be accommodated, pending scheduling restrictions.

Expectations for the School:

  • Please communicate your bus schedule clearly. We can accommodate most schedules but require a clear timeline for your visit so we are adequately prepared.
  • The student to chaperone (teacher or volunteer) ratio should be at least 1:15. A group with 50 students should have at least 4 chaperones, for example.
  • All chaperones should be comfortable with classroom management. JMM docents guide the experience and convey information about the exhibit in an engaging way. Docents will remind students of rules but are not the primary authority for behavioral issues: the chaperones must be confident in providing oversight.

Guidelines for All Visitors:

  • Food and drink—including water—is not allowed in the galleries.
  • Masks are strongly encouraged but not required at this time.
  • All bags must be kept in the coat room or in the classroom on the lower level.
  • Please do not touch works of art, artifacts, window boxes, or signage unless otherwise invited to.
  • For your safety please do not lean on exhibit walls or display cases.
  • We encourage coats to be hung in the coat room.
  • We encourage students to keep their cell phones with their coats and bags.
  • We want the students to be excited about their visit and ask questions but ask that they use inside voices so as to not interfere with the enjoyment of other visitors.

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Friday 10AM - 3PM
Saturday CLOSED
Sunday 12PM - 4PM



1360 N Prospect Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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