The standard field trip lasts two hours and consists of a museum tour, a question and answer session, and special presentation. The duration and content of each part are flexible according to your needs.
The Holocaust Center offers field trips at no charge, although donations are greatly appreciated. School groups wishing to schedule a field trip, may reserve a field trip date by clicking the button below and filling out the request form.
When the field trip is scheduled and confirmed, specific details may be arranged. If a field trip is not feasible for your group, we may still be able to help. We can adapt other educational programs for a presentation at the school, pending availability.
To schedule your field trip, please call 407-628-0555.
Students are given the opportunity for individual exploration of the exhibits at the beginning of the museum tour. The museum contains photo and text displays, art works, artifacts, and short video presentations. Temporary exhibits are periodically on display in the museum, as well. The length of time dedicated to individual viewing is flexible according to the needs and developmental level of the students. A guided tour is then given highlighting key themes expressed in the museum displays. Students are encouraged to ask questions throughout the guided tour program. More information about the museum exhibit is given in the next section of this guide.
This portion of the field trip program is conducted in the Holocaust Center’s Film and Exhibit Hall. The standard film presentation is designed to highlight the survivors’ perspective. If you prefer, you may request a specific film title or topic. The Center has many titles to choose from. This part of the field trip experience will also include a viewing of the special art or history exhibit that is currently on display. The Center also features exhibits that are on temporary loan from Holocaust museums or art galleries from around the world.
Customizing the Field Trip Experience
The goal of the Holocaust Center is to make the field trip as meaningful as possible. The program has been designed with maximum flexibility in mind. The number of students you may bring varies from 1 to 160. The duration of your stay may be shorter or longer than the standard two hours. Activities besides those already described may be planned. The tour and film presentations may be tailored to the specific needs of your group. When you schedule your field trip, all of these possibilities may be arranged.
Field trips with over 70 students must be divided into at least two groups. One group will take the museum tour, while the other views the special presentation. The groups will then change places with each other and complete the field trip experience. This arrangement allows the Holocaust Center to host large groups without diminishing the content of the program.