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"I believe very strongly this is the most hopeful place in the city." - Local Holocaust Survivor, Steve Adler

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Location

The Henry and Sandra Friedman
Holocaust Center for Humanity
2045 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121

Hours

Wednesdays - 10:00am-4:00pm (last admission at 3:30pm) 
Sundays - 10:00am - 4:00pm (last admission at 3:30pm)
CLOSED for a special event on Wednesday, March 6
Open Thursday, May 2 | 10am - 4pm | In honor of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day | Free

Other days and times are reserved for field trips and group tours by special reservation. 

Current Exhibit - "Finding Light in the Darkness"

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Security

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.

General Admission

Adult - $10 Suggested Admission
Student - $5 Suggested Admission
Senior - $5 Suggested Admission

TICKETS

Reserve tickets online or call 206-582-3000.

 

Student Groups & Field Trips

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"Finding Light in the Darkness" -   Grades 6 and up. Through artifacts and stories from local Holocaust survivors, students will begin to understand the history of the Holocaust and that their choices make a difference. Finding Light in the Darkness engages students with an Anne Frank annex, Reflection Wall, embedded testimony screens, interactive Liberation and Post-War stories, and a special feature highlighting local students who are upstanders. Class visits are 90 minutes and include an exploration of the exhibit, a short film, and an interactive activity. Optional addition (approx 60 minutes): Request a member of the speakers bureau to share their family's Holocaust story with the students. 

Tours available in Spanish by special request. 

Field Trip POLICIES:

  1. The Holocaust Center can accommodate field trips of 1 class (40 max): up to 35 students with up to 5 chaperones
  2. Please allow 90 minutes for a visit. 
  3. We do not have the facilities for students to eat lunch at the Holocaust Center.
  4. Students will not be able to bring backpacks/large bags inside – please leave at school or on the bus.
  5. Weapons of any kind, including pocket knives and pepper spray, are absolutely prohibited from entering the Center.
  6. We are open to school groups each day of the week except Wednesdays. 
  7. Please request dates that are at least 3 weeks in advance.
  8. Field trip fee: $175   *A $100 security fee has been added. 
  9. To schedule a visit, please submit our Field Trip Request Form. 
  10. Limited scholarships available to assist with field trip fee and travel expenses. To be considered for a scholarship, please complete Scholarship Request Form.

Questions? Email or call Julia Thompson, Education Resource Coordinator, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and 206-582-3000. 

Adult Groups

Group Visit Info: 

  1. Private tours for adult community groups can be scheduled for 10-50 people on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, or Friday for a $175 flat fee.
  2. Wednesday and Sunday group visits for 10 people or more can be scheduled from 10 AM - 4 PM, suggested admission $10/adult, $5/senior. Docents available but no private tours. 
  3. For either of the above scenarios, please submit our Group Visit Request Form.
  4. Please REGISTER HERE if your Wednesday or Sunday group consists of 10 people or fewer.
  5. Weapons of any kind, including pocket knives and pepper spray, are absolutely prohibited from entering the Center.
  6. Tours available in Spanish by special request! 

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 206-582-3000 for more information.

Directions & Parking

I-5 North
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
Merge onto Union Street via Exit 165B
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)

Parking
Bed Bath and Beyond garage, access from 3rd or 4th avenues between Virginia and Stewart
Third & Stewart garage, access from Stewart between 2nd and 3rd.  
There is also paid and metered street parking.

Public Transit
Worried about parking or traffic? Public transportation is a great and easy way to get to our Center! You can find schedules, maps, and a trip planner on the King County Metro Transit website.

There are many options downtown. Here are a few nearby stops:

2nd Ave. & Lenora St. (on our block)
Buses: 29, 37, 113, 121, 122, 123, 143, 157, 158, 159, 177, 178, 179, 190, 192

3rd Ave. & Virginia St. (one block away)
Buses: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 24, 26, 28, 29, 33, 40, 62, 116, 118, 119, 120, 124, 994, Rapid Ride C, D and E

Westlake Link Light Rail Station (five blocks away - Pine St. between 3rd & 4th Aves)