Holocaust Center for Humanity

Plan Your Visit

Open every Sunday

Free First Thursdays

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.

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Reserve Your Visit
Our museum is open to the public every Sunday and every first Thursday of the month. 

Reserve tickets for your visit by selecting the date and time you plan to visit below. Questions? Please email Michael Langberg, Museum Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Reserve Free First Thursday Tickets

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.

Reserved tickets are recommended, and walk-ins are welcome. Tickets are free to reserve.


(Suggested admission)

 Students & Seniors

(Suggested admission)

First Thursdays


Peter Metzelaar
Holocaust Survivor

Ask a Survivor
 First Sunday of Each Month*

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

Permanent Exhibit

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.

For teachers looking for classroom resources, our virtual field trips can bring the experience of visiting our museum to your classroom. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to book a docent-guided virtual field trip.

"I believe very strongly this is the most hopeful place in the city."

- Steve Adler, local Holocaust survivor


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

  • I-5 North
  • I-5 South
  • Parking
  • Public Transit