Activities & Resources
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum050in Washington, DC 20024
about United States Holocaust Memorial Museum:
While the museum feels that children ages 11 and older can handle the impact of this exhibit, you know your children best. Visitors entering this exhibit are given an identity card with the name and family history of a victim of the Holocaust, and you can discover his or her fate during the course of your tour.
Be aware, too, that should you choose to share this experience with your child, walls are thoughtfully set up so as to screen sensitive visitors from the most alarming parts of the exhibit, if necessary.
Since this is a self-guided tour, timed-entry passes are required. This provides visitors with the opportunity to take as much time as needed to go through the permanent exhibition and keeps crowding at a minimum. Special exhibitions and other Museum resources do not require passes.
Timed passes can be obtained at the Museum on the day of your visit, or in advance by calling tickets.com at 800.400.9373 (a small service charge will ensue). Passes can be mailed to you or, if requested within ten days of your visit, held at the front desk.
Each day, the Museum distributes free same-day passes on a first-come, first-served basis, starting at 10am at the Pass Desk at the Museum's 14th Street entrance. There is a limit of 10 passes per person. Passes are timed for every 15 minutes, from 10am to 3:45pm.
In addition to the Permanent Exhibition (which can take approximately two hours for a thorough visit), the Museum offers a wide range of resources and exhibitions you can visit for as little or as much time as you have available (without a pass).
Remember The Children: Daniel's Story, is an exhibition for families where they follow the life of a Jewish boy, Daniel, growing up in Nazi Germany. The Museum recommends it for children ages eight and older. Families can also visit the multimedia Wexner Learning Center, take a close look at the Children's Tile Wall, and remember the victims of Nazi Germany in the Hall of Remembrance. Take a look at the Visitor's Guide for more information before you go.