Group Tours

We offer personalized tours and programs for school groups, college and university classes, corporations and businesses, security sector groups, and more.

Middle and High School Field Trips

Our Museum Education Program offers customized tours for middle and high school students. Our team of Museum Educators lead interactive, inquiry-based tours of our exhibit and customize the content to engage students' unique interests and to meet each class's learning objectives.

Field Trips

When you visit The HC, your students will have a 60-minute guided tour led by a professional Museum Educator. After booking, we will contact you to work together to customize the tour content to your specific goals and students. Please allow 1.5 hours for your visit. 

In addition to a guided tour, we can schedule a 30-minute Next Generation Speaker Presentation. Each speaker is a child or grandchild of a Holocaust survivor who shares their personal and family stories. Please allow at least 2.5 hours for a visit that includes a tour and a speaker.  

Reservations are required for all field trips. Student admission is $3 per person. Teachers, bus drivers, and chaperones will receive free admission. If costs are prohibitive, fees may be waived on a case-by-case basis. Please contact Aliza Tick, our Manager of Museum Education, aliza.tick@holocaustcenter.org.

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Education Programs:

  • 30-minute Next Generation Speaker (Please allow 2.25 hours for your visit)
  • 30-minute introductory/culminating program with a Museum Educator (Please allow 2 hours for your visit)

If your field trip will include a tour ONLY, please allow 1.5 hours for your visit. We ask that you arrive at least 15 minutes before your tour and allow for 15 minutes to return sound equipment and use the restrooms before your group leaves.

Cost:

  • Students – $3 per student
  • Teachers and bus drivers – Free admission
  • Chaperones – 1 chaperone is required for every 10 students and will receive free admission. A $6 admission fee will be charged for each additional chaperone.

Information & Policies:

  • Reservations are required for all in-person museum experiences. Space is limited! Please make your reservation as far in advance as possible.
    A museum experience is appropriate for students in the seventh grade or above.
  • Please complete the Museum Experience Request Form. All groups MUST complete this form, and student groups must have a Museum Educator.
  • All tours are confirmed in writing by email. Important information regarding your tour will be sent to you in the confirmation letter.
  • Upon confirmation, a Museum Educator will reach out to schedule a phone conversation to discuss content for your visit.
  • The maximum group size is 120, including teachers and chaperones. There must be 1 teacher or chaperone for every 10 students.
  • Please have three possible dates in mind when arranging for your tour.
  • Please check your school calendar for test days, in-service, and other school events to be certain of availability for field trips. Please have approval for your visit before requesting a tour.

College and University Programs

Our Adult Museum Education Program offers customized museum tours for college students as well as virtual and on-site programs. Expert educators will present customized content for an interactive and unique experience.

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Museum Tour

When you visit The HC, you will have a 60-minute guided tour through our main exhibits led by an experienced docent. After booking your tour, we will contact you to work together to customize the tour content to your specific industry, interests, and objectives.

In addition to a tour, you can elect for your group to listen to a 30-minute Next Generation Speaker presentation. Next Generation Speakers are children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors who share their family stories. If you elect to add a Next Generation Speaker, please allow 1.5 hours for your visit.

Adult Education Programs

The HC’s Adult Education Program provides educational experiences for adults of all ages, professions, and backgrounds. Programs are typically 30-60 minutes in length and are offered both in-person and virtually. Browse our options to learn more about available topics. The cost per session is $50.

If costs are prohibitive, fees may be waived on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for more information at (248) 553-2651 or adult.education@holocaustcenter.org.

Adult Museum Education Programs

Our Adult Museum Education Program offers customized museum tours as well as virtual museum experiences. Expert docents will present customized content for an interactive and unique experience.

Reserve Your Spot Now

Guided Museum Tour

When you visit The HC, you will have a 60-minute guided tour through our main exhibits led by an experienced docent. After booking your tour, we will contact you to work together to customize the tour content to your specific industry, interests, and objectives.

In addition to a tour, you can elect for your group to listen to a 30-minute Next Generation Speaker presentation. Next Generation Speakers are children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors who share their family stories. If you elect to add a Next Generation Speaker, please allow 1.5 hours for your visit.

Adult Education Programs

The HC’s Adult Education Program provides educational experiences for adults of all ages, professions, and backgrounds. Programs are typically 30-60 minutes in length and are offered both in-person and virtually. Browse our options to learn more about available topics. The cost per session is $50.

If costs are prohibitive, fees may be waived on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for more information at (248) 553-2651 or adult.education@holocaustcenter.org.

Corporate Museum Education Programs

Our Corporate Education programs will teach your team members to apply the lessons of the Holocaust to increase leadership and diversity in your workplace. Experts will present customized content for an interactive and unique experience. Our offerings include museum tours, virtual programming, and on-site visits.

Through our programs, professionals will:

  • Learn the dangers of prejudice and hate by exploring the lessons of the Holocaust;
  • Engage in interactive discussions about how to address cultural diversity within your place of business;
  • Create new ways of thinking about ethics, leadership, and team-building;
  • Gain new perspectives on Jewish culture and identity; and
  • Reflect on personal identities and how this impacts actions and decision-making in the workplace.

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Guided Museum Tour

When you visit The HC, you will have a 60-minute guided tour through our main exhibits led by an experienced docent. After booking your tour, we will contact you to work together to customize the tour content to your specific industry, interests, and objectives.

In addition to a tour, you can elect for your group to listen to a 30-minute Next Generation Speaker presentation. Next Generation Speakers are children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors who share their family stories. If you elect to add a Next Generation Speaker, please allow 1.5 hours for your visit.

Adult Education Programs

The HC’s Adult Education Program provides educational experiences for adults of all ages, professions, and backgrounds. Programs are typically 30-60 minutes in length and are offered both in-person and virtually. Browse our options to learn more about available topics. The cost per session is $50.

If costs are prohibitive, fees may be waived on a case-by-case basis. Contact us for more information at (248) 553-2651 or adult.education@holocaustcenter.org.

Security Sector Education Programs

The lessons of the Holocaust are critical for helping security sector professionals protect and serve in today’s world. Join us to learn about ethical leadership, diversity, and atrocity prevention.

We provide custom programs for police and public safety officers, law enforcement officers, cadets and trainees, dispatchers, fire services professionals, corrections officers, private security professionals, military service members, ROTC students, veterans, and more. We are honored to offer all Security Sector programs to participants free of charge.

Through our programs, participants will:

  • Learn how the lessons of the Holocaust can help counter hatred and identity-based violence today;
  • Gain an appreciation for Jewish history and diverse perspectives; and
  • Reflect on themes like ethics, leadership, and diversity.

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Museum Tour

When you visit The HC, you will have a guided tour through our main exhibits led by an experienced educator. Our Security Sector Education tours are 90 minutes long, including exploration of our exhibits and facilitated discussion. You will see Michigan Holocaust survivor testimonies, archival photos and videos, and other artifacts and primary sources.

In addition to a tour, you can elect for your group to listen to a 30-minute Next Generation Speaker presentation. Next Generation Speakers are children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors who share their family stories.

Security Sector Education Programs

We offer educational sessions focused on the ethical dilemmas faced by security sector professionals in Nazi Germany and how their decisions shaped the Holocaust. Education sessions can be included as part of an in-person museum visit following a tour, as an off-site speaker series, or as a virtual program.

Topics include:

  • Courageous Leadership in Times of Crisis: Firefighters and First Responders During the Holocaust
  • Enforcing Injustice: Abuse of the Legal and Carceral System During the Holocaust
  • Policing and the Holocaust: The Dangers of Prejudice and the Power of Resistance
  • The Military and Atrocity Prevention: Liberating the Camps and Protecting Civilians
  • The Ritchie Boys: Diversity as Strength in the U.S. Military
  • Obedience to Orders: The Nuremberg Trials and Legal Defenses for Atrocity Crimes

Law Enforcement Training (MCOLES-registered)

Our “Policing and the Holocaust” law enforcement training is registered through the Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement Standards (MCOLES). The 3-hour training includes a guided museum tour, meeting with a Next Generation Speaker, and facilitated discussion on the lessons learned from policing and the Holocaust.

Off-site and online versions of the training are also available. We conduct live-facilitated virtual training over online meeting platforms and provide asynchronous online courses for learning management systems like PowerDMS. Please contact Jamie Wise, our Security Sector Specialist, for more details.

Holocaust Commemoration Programs

We can work with your organization to plan meaningful Holocaust commemoration programs around dates like Holocaust Remembrance Day, Yom HaShoah, and Jewish American Heritage Month. This may include education sessions on topics relating to the Holocaust and meetings with Next Generation Speakers. We can provide both in-person and virtual program options.

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Virtual Education Programs

Unable to physically come to The HC?

We offer virtual learning opportunities for all groups through theme-based presentations with our experienced Holocaust educators. Rather than an overview of Holocaust history, our Virtual Education Programs are designed to explore a particular question, theme, or event in-depth.

These programs last 45-60 minutes and can accommodate groups of any size.