Plan Your Visit
Open every Sunday from 10am-4pm
Please note: the Museum will be closed Sunday, June 4 and June 11 for special events.
Advance reservations are recommended for our museum. Reserve your visit below.
The Henry and Sandra Friedman
Holocaust Center for Humanity
2045 2nd Avenue
Seattle, WA 98121
Field Trips and Group Visits
Field trips and group visits led by one of our trained docents are available on weekdays by appointment.
Visit our field trip page or email us to reserve your time slot for a group:
Hear the story of a Holocaust survivor
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.
"The first moment I stepped into the door, I was in awe."
- Feedback from a student visitor
Memories Unboxed: Rare photos from our archive
The Holocaust Center maintains an archive of over 8400 items, including more than 2700 photographs. These items come from Holocaust survivors, eyewitnesses, U.S. liberators and army personnel, all with a connection to Washington State. A selection of photographs from the archive is on display, highlighting the humanity of individuals and reshaping our narrative of the Holocaust.
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.
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 donations 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