Museum of Tolerance (MOT)
The museum is a creation of the Jewish human rights organization, Simon Wiesenthal Center, and its exhibits both document the past and serve as a call to action. The center offers educator professional development, an archive of primary source documents, and a reference library.
With your Museum of Tolerance ticket, you can access the main museum exhibits, including the Tolerancenter, and see a historic letter penned by Adolf Hitler. Though entry to the Anne Frank exhibition requires a separate fee, this popular exhibit is worth the price. Learn more during your visit by attending a Holocaust survivor talk—which runs for about an hour—and stop by Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves to learn about the family histories of celebrities and thinkers.
Things to know before you go
- Seniors and students enjoy discounted entry; active duty military members get complimentary admission.
- You can save time by prebooking skip-the-line tickets.
- All exhibitions and restrooms are wheelchair-accessible.
How to get there
You can find the Museum of Tolerance on West Pico Boulevard, just south of Beverly Hills. Since LAs public transit options are limited, you should drive and park in the museum's free underground parking facility. Alternatively, you can take bus line 14 to Beverwil Drive and West Pico Boulevard. The museum entrance is two blocks from the stop.
When to get there
The museum is open Sunday through Friday and closed on Saturdays and Jewish holidays. Expect crowds if you visit over the weekend, from March through June, when student groups typically visit. During this busy season, you should reserve tickets online. For the best value, take advantage of complimentary admission, which is offered on the third Tuesday of the month.
Visiting the Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Just a short drive from the Museum of Tolerance you can find the Los Angeles County Museum of Art—known simply as LACMA—which showcases more than 100,000 art objects spanning centuries. The museum's sprawling 20-acre (8-hectare) campus features open-air installations and public spaces, and frequently hosts events. Though the museum is currently undergoing renovation, you can still enjoy the galleries in its Resnick Pavilion and Broad Contemporary Art Museum.
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