Holocaust Museum Houston
The Holocaust Museum Houston is located in Houston’s Museum District, in the U.S State of Texas. The Holocaust Museum in Houston is the fourth largest in the U.S. and opened in 1996. The museum envisions a society that transforms ignorance into respect for human life, remembers the Holocaust, and reaffirms an individual’s responsibility for humanity’s collective actions.
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Holocaust Museum Houston
Holocaust Gallery – Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers:
Examine Holocaust history using historical artifacts, photographs, and personal stories featured throughout our gallery. Facilitated by museum docents, this interactive tour includes a guided discussion on the lessons of the Holocaust and the role of individuals in society today.
Lester and Sue Smith Human Rights Gallery:
Study the evolution of human rights throughout history. Students will examine guiding human rights principles established in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. They will discover remarkable stories of modern-day Upstanders who have protected and advanced human rights across the globe.
Samuel Bak Gallery and Learning Center:
Discover Holocaust art through the paintings of prolific artist and Holocaust survivor Samuel Bak. During this guided tour, students will consider the role and meaning of Holocaust art by analyzing Bak’s famous works.
Mandela: Struggle for Freedom:
Explore the earth-shaking fight for justice and human dignity in South Africa – and its relevance to issues of today. This exhibition takes you on a rich sensory experience of imagery, soundscape, digital media, and artifacts.
Complimentary Virtual Tour for Student/Youth Groups:
HMH Virtual tours for student groups are generously supported in part by Texas Holocaust & Genocide Commission. All students aged 18 and under can participate in our virtual tours at no cost. Groups must consist of no less than 10 individuals.
Virtual Tour for Adult Groups:
Virtual tour admission for adult groups is $10.00 per individual. All proceeds aid in furthering HMH’s mission to teach the dangers of hatred, prejudice, and apathy. Groups must consist of no less than 10 individuals. Final attendance confirmation and complete payment must be received one week before the virtual tour date. Payment must be submitted via credit/debit card only.
The Museum is free to all on Thursdays from 2 pm to 5 pm
Admission is free on the following holidays
- Veteran’s Day for active servicemembers and veterans – November 11, 2022
- Human Rights Day – December 10, 2022
- International Holocaust Remembrance Day – Jan 27, 2023
- Yom HaShoah – April 18, 2023
- Walter Kase Free Admission Day – May 5, 2023
- Stefi Altman Free Admission Day – May 14, 2023
- Face masks are optional for all guests.
- Visitors should follow social distancing protocols and maintain a safe distance of 6 feet apart at all times.
- Hand sanitizer stations are available at the Museum’s entrance, bathroom entrances, admissions desk, Museum store and café.
- The Museum has undergone a thorough deep cleaning using an EPA registered disinfectant.
- The Legacy Café will serve prepackaged items. Plexi-glass screens are installed and tables have spaces 6 feet apart.
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