Holocaust Museum Houston is a powerful and moving institution dedicated to educating visitors about the Holocaust and promoting respect, understanding, and tolerance for all people. Through its engaging exhibits, educational programs, and compelling artifacts, the museum provides a thought-provoking experience for people of all ages.
Exhibits and Experiences
The Holocaust Museum Houston offers a variety of exhibits and experiences, including:
- Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers: This core exhibit features testimonies from local Holocaust survivors and showcases artifacts from their personal collections. Visitors are encouraged to learn about their stories of resilience and courage.
- Human Rights Gallery: This gallery explores the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, with a focus on how individuals can take action to protect and promote human rights in their communities.
- The Butterfly Project: Inspired by the poem “The Butterfly” by Pavel Friedmann, a Holocaust victim, this exhibit features thousands of handmade butterflies created by children from around the world to commemorate the 1.5 million children who perished during the Holocaust.
- The Boniuk Library: This research library contains over 10,000 volumes on the Holocaust, human rights, and genocide, providing a valuable resource for students, educators, and researchers.
- The Moral Choices Hall: This interactive space offers visitors the opportunity to explore moral dilemmas and ethical choices in a variety of real-life situations.
Holocaust Museum Houston is located at 5401 Caroline Street, Houston, Texas. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Saturday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday from noon to 5:00 pm. General admission is $15 for adults, $10 for seniors (65+), AARP members, and active-duty military, and $8 for students (ages 13-18 or with a valid college ID). Children aged 12 and under receive free admission.
The museum is wheelchair accessible, with ramps, elevators, and accessible restrooms available throughout the facility. Additionally, the museum offers a limited number of wheelchairs for use on a first-come, first-served basis.