Plan Your Visit

We know how important it is to have all the logistics of your experience organized in advance. Please use this page to help plan your visit to JMM.

Do you have questions that you can’t find the answer to? Please contact mshultz@jewishmuseummd.org and a member of our team will be happy to help!

At this time, due to health and safety concerns, we are not offering in-person education programs. We have a variety of virtual visits to support your class. We will update this section when the tours are available again.

Step 1: Select the education programs you are interested in. We offer programs at the Museum, at your school, and digitally.

Step 2: Fill out our online request form. You can also contact our Museum Educator at mshultz@jewishmuseummd.org.

What information do I need to complete the request form?

  • 3 potential visit dates and times
  • Number of students, teachers, and chaperones
  • Programs you want to participate in
  • Contact information (phone and email)

Step 3: A member of our team will contact you to confirm the details and send a confirmation form. Once this confirmation form is signed, your visit is booked!

Step 4: Check your confirmation and share the itinerary with your team.

Step 5: Help prepare your students for their visit using our Classroom Resources.

At this time, due to health and safety concerns, we are not offering in-person education programs. We will update this section when the tours are available again.

Visits (to the museum, your school, or digital) are typically scheduled when the Museum is open. If you are interested in another arrival time, please request your desired time when booking. Visits are booked on a first-come, first-served basis.

Sunday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Monday: 11am to 5:00pm
Tuesday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Wednesday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Thursday: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed

$2 per student
$3 per adult chaperone
Teachers/Educators are complimentary
Maryland Public Schools are free!

Some programs have additional fees associated with them. You can find this information on the Programs Offered page.

When do we pay for our visit? How do we pay?
Payment is due the day of your visit. You can pay by cash, check, or credit card. You will receive a receipt following your payment. If you require an invoice, please request one in advance.

At this time, due to health and safety concerns, we are not offering in-person education programs. We will update this section when the tours are available again.

Our onsite programs are best experienced with a maximum of 25 students. We can package two programs together to easily accommodate 50 students. Some of our programs can accommodate different sizes, please check our Education programs page for more. For groups larger than 50, please contact us to see how we can support your visit.

For our virtual programs, please contact the School Program Coordinator for group size.

Chaperones are key to making your students’ visit to the JMM a success! We request 1 chaperone (teacher or adult) per 10 students. Student behavior while at JMM is the responsibility of the chaperones. Please make sure all adults visiting with your group have read and understand our Museum Manners.

JMM strives to make our education programs available to, and inclusive of, all students. At the time of your booking, please share with our team any additional information that will help us support your students during their visit.

Visit the Accessibility page, to learn more about museum accessibility.

To make sure that everyone has a positive learning experience during their visit, please review these helpful tips with your students before you arrive:

  • Have fun! Your visit is meant to be an inspiring and exciting experience. Please ask lots of questions!
  • Please listen to the Museum Educators while they are speaking. Our Educators have lots of interesting information to share. Please ask questions by raising your hands.
  • Please be respectful while visiting the Museum. Remember to walk and use your inside voice.
  • Please do not take food or drink into the gallery spaces. Our Educators will show you where you can store your food and drink until it is time to enjoy them.
  • We care for many special objects at the Museum. Please ask an Educator before touching any objects.
  • Synagogues are sacred spaces and therefore we should all use our best behavior visiting them.

JMM is pleased to provide one complimentary bus for Maryland Public Schools.

There is a drop-off/loading zone directly in front of the entrance of the Museum that buses are welcome to use.

JMM Maryland Public School programs are generously supported by the Cohen Opportunity Fund (a Donor Advised Fund of The Associated).

JMM does not have a cafeteria or dedicated lunchroom. You are welcome to bring your packed lunches to enjoy in our orientation space or, weather permitting; you can eat your lunch in our courtyard. Please request lunch facilities at the time of booking.

No food or drinks are allowed inside the exhibit spaces.

When you arrive, a member of our team will greet you at the front desk. They will have a brightly colored bin for your group to store their coats, backpacks, and packed lunches. This bin is stored where education programs take place.

If an item is lost or misplaced during your visit, please contact our Visitor Services Coordinator at 443-873-5164 to check our lost and found.

JMM Staff regularly take photos during your scheduled visit. These photos are archived in our institutional records and may be used in our publications, both online and in print. We love sharing photos from your visits with you and with our community! These photos may be shared on the JMM’s social media platforms. Please let us know ahead of time if you are not comfortable with our staff taking photos of your group.

You can also take photos of your experience! Please do not use flash photography when you are in our exhibit spaces. Don’t forget to share your photos with us!

We can’t control the weather, and this means that sometimes field trips need to be canceled when the weather is bad. If the JMM is closed due to bad weather, you will be contacted by 8:00am the day of your visit. We hope that we will be able to reschedule your visit for another date.

If you are unable to visit the Museum due to the weather, please reach out to us as soon as possible.

At this time, due to health and safety concerns, we are not offering in-person education programs. We will update this section when the tours are available again.

Extend your students’ learning with a joint field trip! The Jewish Museum of Maryland is pleased to regularly partner with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum, the Star-Spangled Banner Flag House, and the Baltimore Museum of Industry. We are happy to assist in coordinating a joint field trip. Please let us know at the time of booking.

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Questions?
Contact:
Ilene Dackman-Alon
Director of Education
443-873-5178