Plan Your Visit

As the only Holocaust museum in Michigan, thousands of visitors learn the history of the Holocaust and how to apply those lessons today in our 55,000-square-foot museum and library archive in Farmington Hills.

Educational & Empowering

A visit to The Zekelman Holocaust Center will teach you about one of history's darkest periods and inspire you to create a better future.

Deepen your understanding of the Holocaust through our exhibits, artifacts, public programming, and guided tours, and hear the stories of survivors who rebuilt their lives in Metro Detroit and other communities throughout Michigan.

Learn about the importance of standing against hatred and antisemitism from the examples of those who risked their lives to save others during the Holocaust.

Hours

Sunday:  9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday:  9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:  9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:  9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:  9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:  9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Saturday:  Closed

Last admittance is one hour prior to close.
Closed on most Jewish and legal holidays.

Join our knowledgeable docents at 1:00 PM every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday for a public tour of our core exhibit.

Admission

$8.00 — Adults
$6.00 — Senior Adults (62+)
$6.00 — College Students with ID
$5.00 — Students with ID
Free — Uniformed Services
Free — Library Visitors
Free — Members of The HC

Advanced purchase is not required.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does The HC close for any holidays?

The HC is closed on the following U.S. holidays: New Year’s Day, Easter, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and the day after Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day.

The HC is closed on the following Jewish holidays: Passover, Shavuot, Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Sukkot, Shemini Atzeret, and Simchat Torah.

What items are not permitted in the museum?

Food (unless medically needed), beverages (except for bottled water), chewing gum, and candy are not allowed in the exhibit. The HC does not have a designated space for lunch or meals, however, you may visit one of many nearby restaurants.

Guns or weapons of any kind, pets (except service animals), signs, banners, handouts, large bags, and packages are not permitted in The HC.

Tripods, monopods, and selfie sticks are not allowed without advanced permission. We allow professional, cell phone, and small personal cameras. If you must take a phone call, please exit the exhibit. 

Please note that The HC is a smoke-free and vape-free facility and these products are not permitted inside or outside of the building near entrances.

Do you offer guided tours?

Public tours led by trained docents are offered at 1:00 PM every Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday at no additional cost. Listening devices are available.

The HC also welcomes visitors to see the exhibits without a tour guide present and offers The Janice Billmeyer Mobile Guide to digitally enhance your visit.

Is parking available at The HC?

Free on-site parking is available for regular visits and public events hosted at The HC. Our main entrance is on the north side of the building.

Do you accept guest passes, Michigan Activity Passes (MAP), or Groupon passes?

Yes! These passes are valid for General Admission only and are not valid for events. Please see our Visitor Services desk to redeem.

Do you offer reduced admission for those receiving SNAP benefits?

Yes! We participate in the Museums for All program and waive General Admission fees for guests who show their EBT card and a photo ID.

Please see our Visitor Services desk for assistance.

Is The HC appropriate for children?

We recommend visiting The HC with children ages 12 and above. Distressing content within the exhibits may be difficult for younger visitors to see, so please use your best judgment.

How long should I plan to spend in the museum?

Our newly renovated core exhibit spans 20,000 square feet. We recommend giving yourself one to two hours to explore the core exhibit, current special exhibits, and our Doris & Eric Billes Museum Shop.

Are there opportunities to hear from a Holocaust survivor?

We offer a Survivor Talk Sunday series each week at 12:00 PM.

Presentations are 45 minutes on average and often include time to ask questions. If you plan to attend a presentation, we encourage you to arrive 15 minutes beforehand, as space is limited. These are based on the availability of our Holocaust survivors, and therefore cannot be guaranteed.

The Zekelman Holocaust Center is unable to give out the personal information of our local survivors, nor are we able to take special requests.

Can I take photos and videos in the museum?

The HC permits still photography and video recording for noncommercial use only, unless otherwise approved in advance. Flash photography is not permitted.

We encourage you to share your experience visiting The HC using #ZekelmanHolocaustCenter and tagging us on Facebook, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

Is there a bag or coat check at The HC?

There is not a secured bag or coat check available, however, we do offer public coat racks to hang up items during your visit. Visitors are required to leave larger bags and packages in their vehicles. The HC is not responsible for loss or damage to items left unattended.

Is the museum accessible and ADA-compliant?

The HC is committed to providing inclusive experiences for all audiences and is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Accommodations include accessible facilities and entrances, including a new exhibit designed with accessibility in mind.

A limited number of manual wheelchairs are available for free on a first-come, first-served basis.

Do you have a Library Archive where visitors can do research?

Yes, The HC has a comprehensive Library Archive where visitors are welcome to conduct research. 

The Library Archive is open by appointment only. Please contact Head Librarian & Archivist Feiga Weiss at 248.553.2834 or feiga.weiss@holocaustcenter.org to schedule an appointment or discuss donating a book or object.

Getting Here

28123 Orchard Lake Road
Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Exit I-696 at Exit 5 (Orchard Lake Road) and turn north on Orchard Lake Road.
The Holocaust Center is on the west side of Orchard Lake Road north of Twelve Mile Road.

You must enter through the North doors of the building located by the large parking lot.