1/23/2012
 
New Contest Announced for Free School Transportation to Holocaust Museum Houston
 

HOUSTON, TX (Jan. 23, 2012) – Holocaust Museum Houston has announced a new school competition for one area teacher to qualify for up to $300 in transportation reimbursement for students to visit the Museum.Human Race

Educators who enter the “Come Join… The Human Race” competition can earn their students a free guided tour of the Museum’s permanent exhibition “Bearing Witness: A Community Remembers” and the changing exhibit “The Impact of Racist Ideologies: Jim Crow and the Nuremberg Laws.”

Today, scientists believe all human beings are part of one race, the human race. At Holocaust Museum Houston, permanent and changing exhibitions explore history and the choices made by the human race during and since the Holocaust. The goal of the competition is to help students to remember and memorialize the Holocaust learn to stop hate to create a better society, one of upstanders rather than bystanders.

To qualify, teachers must e-mail education@hmh.org with their name, school name, phone number and e-mail address along with a 200-word essay on why their school would benefit from learning about the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy and the importance of respecting cultural diversity.  Then, the essay must be posted to the Museum’s Facebook page with the heading “Stop Hate. Starting Here: The Human Race” no later than Feb. 15, 2012.

School tours are designed to meet the needs of students in grades six through college and take about two hours. Specific tours also can be designated for younger students. The winning tour may be scheduled any weekday prior to Aug. 19, 2012 (subject to scheduling availability).

Holocaust Museum Houston is dedicated to educating people about the Holocaust, remembering the 6 million Jews and other innocent victims and honoring the survivors' legacy. Using the lessons of the Holocaust and other genocides, the Museum teaches the dangers of hatred, prejudice and apathy.

Holocaust Museum Houston is free and open to the public and is located in Houston’s Museum District at 5401 Caroline St., Houston, TX 77004. For more information about the Museum, call 713-942-8000 or visit www.hmh.org.

 
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Holocaust Museum Houston
Morgan Family Center
5401 Caroline St.
Houston, TX 77004-6804
Phone: 713-942-8000



Holocaust Museum Houston is a member of the Houston Museum District Association and is located in Houston's Museum District.

Holocaust Museum Houston is an accredited member of the American Alliance of Museums.

Hours and Admission
 
The Museum is open to the public seven days a week.

Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Noon to 5 p.m.


The Laurie and Milton Boniuk Resource Center and Library is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. The Library is closed Sundays.

The Museum is closed for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. For other holiday hours, visit the "Events" tab on the Museum’s Web site at www.hmh.org.

Effective April 15, 2014, admission rates for Holocaust Museum Houston will change. Please note the new rates:

Members FREE
Children under age 6 FREE
Students age 6-18 FREE
College-level with valid school ID FREE
Seniors age 65+ $8
Active-Duty Military $8
General Admission $12

Holocaust Museum Houston is free each Thursday from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. and on Memorial Day (May 26, 2014), D-Day (June 6, 2014), Kristallnacht (Nov. 9, 2014) and International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27, 2015).

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