Plan Your Visit
A Unique Museum in Orlando
A visit to the Holocaust Center is transformative.
It leaves each individual, young or old, with this question: “What can I do today to make a difference?”
We invite you to experience our permanent and traveling exhibits that will get you thinking about the small, but powerful changes you can make within yourself and our community.
Visit the museum free of charge.
The museum offers a self-guided experience, but our staff is available and ready to answer your questions.
You are welcome to schedule a docent-led visit. Email us with your requested day and time, and we will get back with you as quickly as possible.
Guided audio tours are available in both English and Spanish and can be downloaded by clicking below:
The Holocaust Center is open during the following hours:
Sunday: Noon – 4:00pm
Monday-Thursday: 10:00am – 4:00pm
Friday: 10:00am – 1:00pm
2022 Holiday Closures:
Erev Passover: Friday, 4/15 – close at 1:00pm
Passover: Saturday, 4/16 – Sunday, 4/17
Rosh Hashanah: Monday, 9/26-Tuesday, 9/27
Erev Yom Kippur: Tuesday, 10/4 – close at 1:00pm
Yom Kippur: Wednesday, 10/5
Thanksgiving: Wednesday 11/23 – Sunday 11/27
Christmas to New Year’s Day: Sunday, 12/25/22 – Monday, 01/02/23
Admission to the Holocaust Center is complimentary. Advance reservations are requested but walk-ins are welcome.
View our events page for a list of upcoming programs.
If you’re looking for additional information about any of our museum exhibits or programs, call us at 407-628-0555 during regular business hours.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Holocaust Center is located on the corner of Maitland Blvd. and Maitland Ave. in Maitland, Fla. It is next door to the Roth Family Jewish Community Center of Greater Orlando.
Admission to the Holocaust Center is complimentary. Advance reservations are requested but walk-ins are welcome. For groups of more than 24 people, please call the museum at 407-628-0555 to make special arrangements. Click here to make your reservation.
Sunday: noon – 4:00 p.m.
Monday thru Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Field trips may be arranged at different times by appointment only. Educational events typically take place in the evening; commemorations and exhibit openings are held throughout the year.
We recommend an hour and a half to two hours to thoroughly examine the Center’s exhibits (both permanent and special temporary exhibits) and don’t forget to take advantage of the museum’s downloadable audio guide.
The Holocaust Center offers an audio guide for visitors to download on their iOS or Android device. iPods are also available should someone wish to borrow one. Group and school tours are available upon request but must be arranged in advance of the museum visit. Please note that due to COVID-19, we request that you bring your own headset.
The Holocaust Center schedules group field trips for students ages 10 and up. For most students, this correlates with a fifth-grade age-level. Any younger visitors accompanied by a parent are welcome on the understanding that parents are in the best position to evaluate their child’s emotional and educational readiness. Some of the traveling exhibits we host are more appropriate for children than others. The Holocaust Center does not rely significantly on graphic representations of Nazi brutality; however, evidence of Holocaust crimes is present within the permanent exhibit. Parental discretion is advised.
The Holocaust Center does not have Survivors present as part of our normal, daily operations. We host events, which Survivors are frequently present. Visitors are encouraged to view upcoming programs that may feature Survivor presenters. It may be possible to make an appointment to meet a Holocaust Survivor by special arrangement, but such opportunities are rare and diminishing over time. Because Survivor testimony is important, the Center provides visitors with opportunities to interact with recorded testimonies in the permanent exhibit area and through our archival holdings.
Yes, photos may be taken of the permanent exhibit and the museum itself. Make sure to tag us on social media!
The Holocaust Center is located in Maitland, Florida, just minutes from Central Florida’s many tourist attractions. The closest cultural attractions to the Holocaust Center include; Art & History Museums – Maitland, the Charles Hosmer Morse Museum of American Art, the Zora Neale Hurston Museum, The Cornell Fine Arts Museum, the Orlando Science Center, The Mennello Museum of American Art, Leu Gardens and Mead Botanical Garden.
How to Locate Us
The Holocaust Center is located next door to the Jewish Community Center in Maitland, Fla. Follow the driving directions to visit us today.
From Disney / Attractions Area
Get on I-4 East. Follow I-4 East to FL-414 E/Maitland Blvd in Maitland. Take exit 90A from I-4. Travel east to Maitland Avenue (about 1.5 miles from I-4). Turn right onto Maitland Avenue, then immediately turn right into our parking lot.
Total: 25 miles, about 45 minutes
From Daytona Beach Area
Get on I-4 W. Follow I-4 West to FL-414 E/Maitland Blvd in Maitland. Take exit 90 from I-4. Travel east to Maitland Avenue (about 1.5 miles from I-4). Turn right onto Maitland Avenue, then immediately turn right into our parking lot.
Total: 45 miles, about 50 minutes
Directions From the Parking Lot
The Holocaust Center is located nearest the intersection of Maitland Ave. and Maitland Blvd., next to The Jewish Community Center.
- Look for yellow stanchions in front of a crosswalk that leads to an
iron gate. Beyond the gate is a walkway between the two buildings.
- Follow that walkway to the Holocaust Center’s main entrance (two black wrought-iron doors to your right).
- Ring the bell located on the left wall to open the door.
If you need assistance finding the entrance please call the Holocaust Center at (407) 628-0555.