Because of the pandemic, we are not scheduling any field trips until further notice.

Field Trips

The standard field trip lasts two hours and consists of a museum tour, a question and answer session, and a film presentation. The duration and content of each part are flexible according to your needs.

Museum Tour

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.

A gathering of students and a small number of adults. They are all looking to the left
Harry Lowenstein at Maitland Middle speaking into a microphone. The students back are to the camera while Harry is facing it

Film Presentation

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.

Rachel with the 6th grade outside speaking into a microphone with a pink kindness sign in the background

Details

There is no charge for the field trip program.
Transportation must be arranged by the teacher privately or through the school district. At least ten days prior notice is usually required. Costs may vary greatly depending on distance and carrier.
Standard field trips may be scheduled for classes from 5th to 12th grade. Trips for younger students are possible, but require a pre-visit conference to determine appropriate content for the presentation and exhibit viewing.
Finding parking space for buses is difficult in the small parking lot of the Jewish Community Center. Buses may stay in the fire lane directly in front of the Holocaust Center if the drivers remain with them for the entire duration of the trip. If not, buses may park in the former tennis court lot to the west of the Holocaust Center or in the lot to the south of the Hebrew Day School.
Some teachers prefer to have students eat lunch while on the field trip. There are several fast food type restaurants in the vicinity. There are also two nice parks nearby. Maitland Community Park and Lake Lilly Park have picnic tables and rest rooms available. Arrangements must be made directly with the parks. For more information about Maitland City Parks, please call at (407) 539-0042.
Field trips with over 70 students must be divided into two groups. One group will take the museum tour, while the other views the film 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.

Schedule

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 Christina at 407-628-0555.