Museum of Tolerance MOTNY

The MOTNY, located in the heart of Manhattan in New York City, challenges visitors to confront bigotry and racism, and to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts. Through interactive workshops, exhibits, and videos, individuals explore issues of prejudice, diversity, tolerance, and cooperation in the workplace, in schools and in the community.

The Museum of Tolerance New York (MOTNY) is part of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, an international Jewish human rights organization dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust by fostering tolerance and understanding through community involvement, educational outreach and social action. The MOTNY is a multimedia educational museum located on East 42nd Street in the heart of Manhattan. We provide group tours that focus on the dynamics of racism and prejudice in America, international human rights and the history of the Holocaust, through unique interactive educational exhibits. Main themes include the power of words and images, bullying, personal responsibility, and social action.

Additionally, the MOTNY is a professional development multi-media training facility targeting educators, law enforcement officials, and state/local government practitioners. Modeled after the successful Tools for Tolerance® Program at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, the MOTNY provides participants with intense educational and experiential training programs and welcomes school field trips and group tours. Over 10,000 adults and young people have been trained in the Museum’s customized, professional development programs.

Museum of Tolerance (MOTNY)

Address:

226 East 42nd Street

New York, NY 10017

P. 212-697-1180 (General Information)

P. 212-697-1180 EXT 104 Education

F. 212-697-1314

W. Museum of Tolerance MOTNY

C. Dr. Natasha Poor (Manager of Education)

E. Museum of Tolerance MOTNY

MOTNY Museum Hours 

Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.*

*(early close at 3:30 p.m. on Fridays November – March)

Saturday CLOSED

Sunday Public  Openings

9/9, 10/21, 11/4, 12/1

Tuesday Evening  Openings (until 7 PM)

10/16, 10/30, 11/13, 11/27

MOTNY Museum Admissions

MOTNY members FREE

Adults: $15.00

Seniors (62+): $12.00

Students with ID & Youth 12-18: $10.00

Group Visits: Please call to set up an appointment at 212-697-1180

Facebook.pngTwitter.png

[forecast location=”10017″ caption=”WEATHER IN NEW YORK CITY, NY” measurement=’F’ todaylabel=”Today” datelabel=”date(‘m/d/Y’)” highlow=’%%high%%°/%%low%%°’ numdays=”5″ iconset=”Contemporary”]

School Field Trips Grades (7-12)

The Museum of Tolerance School Field Trips Grades (7 – 12)

The Museum of Tolerance, New York (MOTNY) has various programs to engage middle and high school students in an important dialogue about issues facing society today – challenging students’ preconceptions and prejudices and inspiring them to impact their world.

The MOTNY is part of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, an international Jewish human rights organization dedicated to preserving the memory of the Holocaust by fostering tolerance and understanding through community involvement, educational outreach and social action. The MOTNY is a multimedia training and educational museum located on East 42nd Street in the heart of Manhattan. Through unique interactive exhibits, we provide group tours that focus on the dynamics of racism and prejudice in America, international human rights and bullying prevention.

The MOTNY invites school groups and youth groups to participate in a dialogue and become inspired to learn from the past, engage in the present and assume responsibility for the future. These educational tours run for approximately two hours and are led by a trained docent. Tour costs are $10 per student and teacher. Reservations are required and tour times are reserved on a first come first serve basis. The programs and tours at the MOTNY are designed for participants 12 years old and up.

Current Exhibits Available at the MOTNY

POWER OF WORDS 

Power of Words

The Power of Words exhibit features a film that demonstrates how modern-day figures like Martin Luther King, Jr., John F. Kennedy and Franklin Roosevelt used their words to instill hope while others like Hitler, Stalin and Osama Bin Laden and other extremists used the same power to spread lies and incite hatred.

HALL OF MEMORY 

Hall of Memory

The Hall of Memory includes a Holocaust documentary produced by the Simon Wiesenthal Center and a thought provoking film, In Our Time, which presents examples of genocide in the 20th and 21st centuries, such as Darfur and Cambodia, and reflects upon the lessons of history for today.

GLOBALHATE.COM

 GlobalHate.com

Based on ongoing Simon Wiesenthal Center research and investigation of hate on the internet, Globalhate.com is equipped with touch screen computer terminals that unmask the dangerous proliferation of hate on the internet and introduce questions for critical thinking in a media saturated society.

MILLENNIUM MACHINE

 Millennium Machine

The Millennium Machine offers a media presentation that focuses on pressing human rights issues such as the plight of refugees and political prisoners, the exploitation of women and children, and the threats of domestic and international terrorism and weapons of mass destruction. Participants in this immersible theatre experience will test their knowledge of the subject matter via automated response technology and are challenged to discuss solutions to these complex, global problems.

POINT OF VIEW DINER

Point of View Diner

The Point of View Diner is a modern cyber-café that screens a variety of scenarios portraying situations of escalating conflict in a contemporary American context. Through the use of cutting edge technology, group members have the opportunity to individually ‘interview’ the main characters in each video scenario and then register their personal opinions on the issues raised. The results of the anonymous vote are instantly tabulated, providing a springboard for dialogue on violence prevention, conflict resolution and personal responsibility. Video scenarios included the Freedom of Speech, Teen Bullying, and Domestic Violence.

Tools for Tolerance® for Teens

Trained facilitators utilize the unique MOTNY environment and customized classroom work to challenge students to assume greater personal responsibility in recognizing and challenging forms of discrimination.

In addition, main areas of focus are bullying prevention and leadership skills.  This five-hour program encourages young people to think critically about the words and images in their own lives and how to use them to create positive change.

The cost for a Tools for Tolerance® for Teens Program is $100 per participant (minimum 15 visitors) and includes lunch and materials.

Contact information:

Dr. Natasha Poor

Manager of Education and Public Outreach

Museum of Tolerance New York

226 East 42nd Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues

New York, NY 10017

Phone: 212.697.1180 x104

Fax: 212.697.1314

E-mail

Teacher Resources

Educating Hearts and Minds

The Museum supports active participation and discovery. In order to maximize the learning experience for your students, we strongly encourage preparation and discussion prior to your visit. Following your visit, a debrief will enable students to connect the Museum experience to the realities of their everyday world.

To support teachers in their efforts to customize learning experiences for their students, we offer special youth programs and events year-round, the resources of our award-winning library and archives, and special speakers that you can invite to your school or community.

We offer the following online resources:

Teacher's Guide

 Teacher’s Guide

Lessons and activities to bridge the educational experience in the MOT with learning in the classroom and beyond.

Go For Broke Foundation Testimonies

Oral testimonies of members of the Japanese American 522nd Field Artillery Battalion in the US Army on the liberation of Dachau concentration camp.

Holocaust Resources

 Holocaust Resources

Information to assist teachers in teaching about the Holocaust including helpful tips, 36 questions, and reference materials.

Children of the Holocaust

Children of the Holocaust

The stories of children caught up in the Holocaust from the MOT’s photo passport cards at the Holocaust exhibit.

Student Teen Programs

The Museum of Tolerance For Student

(Teen Programs)

Tools for Tolerance® for Teens

Musuem of Tolerance New York Teen Programs

Trained facilitators utilize the unique MOTNY environment and customized classroom work to challenge students to assume greater personal responsibility in recognizing and challenging forms of discrimination.

In addition, main areas of focus are bullying prevention and leadership skills.  This five-hour program encourages young people to think critically about the words and images in their own lives and how to use them to create positive change.

The cost for a Tools for Tolerance® for Teens Program is $100 per participant (minimum 15 visitors) and includes lunch and materials.

Contact information:

Dr. Natasha Poor

Manager of Education and Public Outreach

Museum of Tolerance New York

226 East 42nd Street, between 2nd and 3rd Avenues

New York, NY 10017

Phone: 212.697.1180 x104

Fax: 212.697.1314

E-mail


Programs for College Students

The Museum of Tolerance For Colleges and Universities

Tools for Tolerance ® for College Students is a specially designed, professional program which aims to aid College and University level students, faculty and staff in exploring their evolving role in a rapidly changing, increasingly diverse and complex society.  This interactive, experiential program provides an opportunity for personal growth and professional development through an innovative approach teaching respect and tolerance.  Each program is designed to meet the specific needs of the student but has an overall focus on bullying, conflict resolution in the school community, valuing differences, and cross-cultural communication.

Tools for Tolerance® for Professionals

Every program is customized for your needs. In general, programs present tools to:

  • Strengthen ethical and bias-free decision making
  • Enhance cultural competency
  • Develop progressive leadership practices
  • Build capacity for inclusive and equitable organizations

Colleges and Universities

The Museum of Tolerance New York works with colleges and universities to plan and present specialized training workshops at the MOTNY for their faculty, staff and students.

“It was informative, challenging, practical and life-changing!”

-Raritan Valley Community College training participant

Please call the MOTNY at 212-697-1293 to learn more about these unique programs.

Training Approach

The programs are experiential and learner-centered. Trained facilitators create a safe environment for probing dialogue around difficult issues rarely discussed in the workplace. Our programs challenge participants to question their own assumptions, raise self-awareness, and present fresh perspectives to redefine personal responsibility and taking action.

Powerful Learning Environments

Unique, interactive exhibits set our programs apart from the traditional consultant with a flip chart.  The immersive learning environments of the Museum of Tolerance NewYork enhances and intensifies learning experiences.

The exhibits are a powerful stimulus to explore crucial themes such as the power of words and images, the pursuit of social justice, and the relationship between diversity and democracy. All programs have dedicated time in the exhibits, which provide a powerful stimulus for individual and group insights.

Visit the Exhibits

Visit the Exhibits


Teacher Workshops and Professional Development

The Museum of Tolerance Professional Development (Teacher Workshops)

Tools for Tolerance ® for Educators is a specially designed, professional program which aims to aid educators in exploring their evolving role in a rapidly changing, increasingly diverse and complex society.  This interactive, experiential program provides an opportunity for personal growth and professional development through an innovative approach teaching respect and tolerance.  Each program is designed to meet the specific needs of the group but has an overall focus on bullying, conflict resolution in the school community, valuing differences, and cross-cultural communication.

Programs for Educators

“What an amazing experience the Museum of Tolerance New York has been… a real personal look at the real issues- I am definitely empowered!! Thank You!” – NYC Public School Teacher

The Museum of Tolerance New York provides trainings for educators through the Tools for Tolerance®programs. Tools for Tolerance® for Educators is an interactive, experiential program designed to help educators fulfill their potential both as people and professionals. It is built upon the premise that school professionals are the front line in our efforts to shape a better American future. Through interactive workshops, exhibits, and videos, participants explore issues of prejudice, diversity, tolerance, and cooperation in the workplace and in the community. The program offers a holistic approach to teaching tolerance in learning communities. Going beyond heroes and holidays, anti-bias education is articulated in terms of learning processes that promote self-reflection, critical thinking and social action.

This day-long workshop for education professionals is designed around a variety of topics related to tolerance and its effects on learning and safety. The day includes in-depth facilitated exploration of films and interactive exhibits, as well as workshop format classroom modules developed and taught by professional development specialists designed to enhance interpersonal skills and cultivate ‘tools’ for anti-bias education.

Training Approach

The programs are experiential and learner-centered. Trained facilitators create a safe environment for probing dialogue around difficult issues rarely discussed in the workplace. Our programs challenge participants to question their own assumptions, raise self-awareness, and present fresh perspectives to redefine personal responsibility and taking action.

Powerful Learning Environments

Unique, interactive exhibits set our programs apart from the traditional consultant with a flip chart.  The immersive learning environments of the Museum of Tolerance New York enhances and intensifies learning experiences.

The exhibits are a powerful stimulus to explore crucial themes such as the power of words and images, the pursuit of social justice, and the relationship between diversity and democracy. All programs have dedicated time in the exhibits, which provide a powerful stimulus for individual and group insights.

Visit the Exhibits

Visit the Exhibits

 

PIX11 visits the Simon Wiesenthal Center where the issues of cyber bullying and digital hate are addressed through cutting edge technology. Click on the Image above to see the Video.

 

[maplist categories=”2628″ simplesearch=”combo” country=”New York City ” clustermarkers=”true” locationsperpage=”3″]

Author: Stuspots

Share This Post On
  • STudentss4life

    I personally would make this a required trip for middle school and high school age students. If you have not been then you must go it is unbelievable. You learn so much that you did not even think of before. I have seen the reaction and change in my students after taking a trip here, its actually lead to a more whole team oriented supportive, understanding, and friendly classroom.

  • jenny4apenny

    Even though I DO NOT like to admit it or think about it BEFORE this trip I had kinda of a close minded wasp racial and religious views. It WAS NOT intentional but was there because of a lack of knowledge and education in those areas. For the most part I was totally unaware that I was lack in it until I went on the trip. Since then I began opening my mind and seeking out more information and understanding of various faiths and ethnic backgrounds. I has really done a lot for me and can do so for anyone.

  • littleladykateygoboom

    This is a place I think my whole grade needs, BIG TIME! I am going to bring it up to my teachers. I really think it would be worth the trip.

  • debbienyc

    In a city with some much diversity it is good to have a place to break through outdated mindsets and help reshape them to what is really going past and present.

  • cathy

    been here a few times, love this place, very unique museum which not only shows but also explains the diversity. i reccommend this place to any teacher

  • john

    took me students here too, they loved every bit of it and it was not because they were gunna be off from school, but it showed them the wrongs of making fun of people.. really great place..highly recommend

  • marcus

    came here about a week ago, this museum is really amazing, i loved every minute of it…man that stuff about the holocaust is crazy..jeez

  • Jenny

    ive been to this museum a few times, and i never get tire of it,m i mean not only is it interesting but its very educational.. and also helps you understand bullies and the people they pick on

  • jamie

    i came here with my boyfriend, last week.. this place was really cool, they teach to not bully others..to actually imagine yourself in a victims place, it kinda made me understand what i went through when i was a kid