Thank you for your interest in The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art. The following information is provided to answer some frequently asked questions and to make it as easy as possible to arrange a Docent-led tour for 10 or more adults and/or your sixth-grade and older students.
Scheduling a Group Tour
Determine if the group is to tour the entire museum or specific exhibitions for in-depth study. While note taking is allowed with pencils only, assignments should be completed outside the Museum visit.
Docent-led tours may be scheduled on a first-come first-served basis for groups to begin between 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on weekdays; Noon-3:00 p.m. on Saturday; 1:00-3:00 p.m. Sunday.
Allow one-and-one-half to two-and-one-half hours for your group to fully experience the Museum.
Call 918.492.1818 three weeks in advance to reserve the date and time; have at least three dates in mind.
Leader and Teacher Training
The Museum offers opportunities for leader and teacher development for those who are interested in learning more about the Holocaust and Jewish history/heritage. The Museum works in cooperation with national and international institutions. Please let us know of your interest.
Special or In-Depth Programs
Special programs, including a talk with a Holocaust survivor or liberator, or other speaker, along with specific films may be scheduled at the Museum, as available. Although no guarantee is made, we make every effort to accommodate your request and provide the best possible experience for your group.
One adult chaperone per each ten students is required. It is the responsibility of the leader, teacher and chaperones to maintain appropriate behavior and to keep your group together. Please be sure that the chaperones are made aware of their responsibilities. Discourage chaperones from bringing additional guests or young children.
Free: Teachers and one chaperone for every ten students are free.
$3 per student (includes sales tax).
All other chaperones will be admitted at the group rate of $3 per person (includes sales tax).
$3 per person for 10+ individuals (includes sales tax).
*If the nominal admission fee or travel to the Museum is a hardship for the school or students, please contact the Museum at 918.492.1818.
Cancellation or Changes to Tour Needs
Should it be necessary to cancel or make changes for your visit, notify the Museum as soon as possible, at least 48 hours prior to Tour date. Every effort will be made to reschedule the Tour or accommodate changes.
Please arrive at the Museum fifteen minutes prior to scheduled Tour time.
Consider nametags for leader, teacher, chaperones, and students/group members to identify the group and to facilitate addressing each person by name.
Please divide your group and assign chaperones to reduce confusion PRIOR to arriving.
There is sufficient bus parking on the property after dropping occupants at the entrance. Bus drivers may accompany the group at no charge.
Before your visit
Make the most of your group’s trip to the Museum and introduce concepts of tolerance, respect for diversity, the jewish religion and culture, and the Holocaust. We ask that the Museum NOT be your groups’ introduction to these subjects, yet that some preparation takes place prior to your visit. The Museum has resources to help you prepare your group.
Teachers or group leaders are encouraged to visit the Museum prior to the group trip. Identify yourself as a teacher or leader at the admission desk, and we will be glad to help.
Please speak to your group about proper museum behavior. There may be other visitors in the Museum at the same time as your visit, so please encourage:
- Museum voices
- Leaving in vehicles: backpacks/purses, chewing gum, food/drink, still or video cameras, beepers/cell phones
- Keeping hands in pockets and/or away from the art and exhibit
- Groups exhibiting inappropriate behavior may be asked to leave the Museum.
The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art is accessible to persons with disabilities. Please inform us of special needs when making your reservation.