If You Have 30 Minutes
See the history of the Holocaust through the eyes of a young Jewish boy in the interactive exhibition Remember the Children: Daniel’s Story.
Consider the continuing impact of the most widely distributed antisemitic publication of modern times in A Dangerous Lie: The Protocols of the Elders of Zion.
Visit the Wexner Center on our second floor to experience a number of small exhibitions exploring questions around genocide and crimes against humanity after the Holocaust, including "I Want Justice!" and photographs from Syria.
Explore the Museum’s unique architecture in the Hall of Witness, the three-story glass, brick, and steel atrium that forms the central core of the Museum building.
View more than 3,000 tiles painted by American schoolchildren in memory of the Holocaust in the Gonda Education Center on the Museum's ground floor.
Light a memorial candle and reflect quietly in the Hall of Remembrance on the second floor of the Museum.
Hours, Location, and Transportation
The Museum is located on the National Mall and is open every day except for Yom Kippur and Christmas.
If You Have One Hour
Explore how countless ordinary individuals were essential to the execution of Nazi racial policies in Some Were Neighbors: Collaboration and Complicity in the Holocaust on our ground floor.
Research your family’s history in the Holocaust Survivors and Victims Resource Center on the second floor.
Check at the Information Desk to learn about today’s public programs, which may include:
- A guided testimony shared by a Holocaust survivor in dialogue with a journalist (March to August, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 11 a.m.)
- Films on the Holocaust and contemporary genocide
- 30-minute highlights tours of Some Were Neighbors
- A docent-led activity exploring the Museum’s architecture
If You Have Two Hours or More
Explore history through historical artifacts, video footage, and eyewitness testimony in our Permanent Exhibition, The Holocaust, a three-floor chronology of the Holocaust. If you are visiting between March and August, passes are required to enter.
If You are Traveling With Children
The Museum recommends our Permanent Exhibition for visitors ages 11 and older, and Remember the Children: Daniel’s Story for visitors ages eight and older.
In the Permanent Exhibition, the most graphic materials are placed behind privacy barriers to allow guardians to decide their children’s readiness to experience these areas.