Plan Your Visit
Open every Sunday
Advance reservations are recommended for our museum. Reserve your visit below.
The Museum will be closed Sunday, Dec. 24 and Dec. 31 for holidays.
The Henry and Sandra Friedman
Holocaust Center for Humanity
2045 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
Student Field Trips and Adult Group Tours
Trained docents and museum educators are available to lead these group experiences. Field trips and groups tours can be scheduled on weekdays and Sundays.
When Peter Metzelaar was 7, the Nazis seized his entire family except for Peter and his mother. With the help of the Dutch Underground, Peter and his mother were sheltered by rescuers in Holland.
After the war, Peter and his mother immigrated to the United States. Although Peter spoke no English when he first arrived in the country, he worked hard in school and went on to have a successful career as a radiology technologist. Today, he continues to be an active member of the Holocaust Center for Humanity's Speakers Bureau.
On the first Sunday of every month, Peter is available in our museum* to answer questions from the public and tell his personal story. This is a rare opportunity to hear the experiences of a Holocaust survivor in person.
*There occasionally arise circumstances where Peter cannot be in the museum as planned. Please call ahead to confirm or check our calendar for updates.
"The first moment I stepped into the door, I was in awe."
- Feedback from a student visitor
Sunday, November 19 | 2:00-3:00pm | With Michal Lotzkar
When Michal's father Arieh was 5 years old, he witnessed Germany invading his hometown in Poland. Arieh's family decided that it would be safest to move east into the Soviet Union with the hope they would be returning home before long. Instead, they became part of a migrant group sent to various labor camps as far away as Siberia.
Sunday, December 10 | 2:00-3:00pm | With Naomi Newman
Naomi traces the stories of her parents and grandparents, survivors of the Holocaust, from Europe, to Asia and the Middle East, and eventually to the U.S. Their stories encapsulate the wide range of experiences during the Holocaust, from labor camps, escape and rescue, the Trans-Siberian Railroad, and immigration to the U.S. and to Israel.
See more upcoming programs.
Finding Light in the Darkness
Through stories and artifacts of Washington State Holocaust survivors, the museum’s exhibit engages visitors in this history and challenges them to consider how each person’s actions make a difference.
Visitors can interact with video testimony from local Holocaust survivors, explore artifacts that bring history to life, and learn about local students who are upstanders in their schools and communities. Spanish translation of exhibit is available in the museum.
Image by Stefanie Felix
Explore this exhibit virtually
Take a virtual tour through our museum so you can plan your visit or experience our resources from your own home.
"I believe very strongly this is the most hopeful place in the city."
- Steve Adler, local Holocaust survivor
To keep our museum accessible to everyone, we do not charge a fixed admission price. These are our recommended admission prices for visitors. Your support helps keep our museum open to everyone.
All bags are subject to search, and weapons of any type are strictly not allowed in the museum, including guns, knives (even pocket knives), and pepper spray.
Directions and Parking
Take the Seneca Street Exit, Exit 165, on the left
Turn slight left onto Seneca Street
Turn Right onto 4th Avenue
Turn Left onto Lenora Street (Lenora is right after Virginia. If you reach Blanchard, you just passed it.)
Turn Left onto 2nd Ave (the Holocaust Center is on the corner on the right)
- I-5 South
- Public Transit