Museum Group Tour
Museum Tours at the OJMCHE offer an in-depth study of our current exhibits. Our programs are designed to meet the needs of your group, whether you are visiting as a group new to Jewish traditions and culture or have first-hand experience. A trained museum educator will lead your group through our gallery and speak about the history of Oregon’s Jewish community. Student programs are designed to allow participants to experience learning in an interactive way using museum artifacts, reproductions, and hands-on activities.
Additionally, our education staff welcomes inquiries about your needs for custom programs.
Students on Group Tours will:
Learn about celebrated Portland icons such as:
- Mel Blanc, the voice of Bugs Bunny
- Abstract Expressionist artist Mark Rothko
- Portland’s first Jewish mayor, Bernard Goldsmith
Participate in a hands-on tour of current exhibits
Sit in the historic auditorium to watch and discuss a film about Oregon Jewish history
Please make pre-arrangements for your group’s tour.
Tours are available Tuesday – Thursday 9:00am - 3:00pm, Friday 9:00am – 2:00pm
Group tours at other times or on weekends are considered on a case-by-case basis.
Payment is made upon arrival. Payment may be made by credit card, cash, or check. Fees are $3 per student (chaperones, drivers, and medical caretakers are free). The museum accepts VISA, MasterCard, and American Express.
Scholarships are available for K-12 public school groups and to other organizations with demonstrable need.
Group Size and Chaperones
The museum can accommodate groups of up to 40 people. For adult/student ratio numbers, the museum follows your school’s regulations regarding mandatory ratio numbers.
Food and Drink
There are no bag lunch facilities available in the Museum. Food and drink are not permitted in the exhibit galleries. Several cafes are within walking distance of the museum.
School Bus Drop-Off and Parking
Buses may drop off or pick up school groups in front of the Museum. Smaller buses may be able to park in the museum’s parking lot, space permitting.