PLAN YOUR VISIT
The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art will re-open on June 15, 2020. The conditions under which we will be operating are vastly different than those which existed earlier this year. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our new rules and policies before visiting to the Museum.
- To ensure member’s/visitor health and safety, as well as enjoyment of our Museum, we will continue to review and update these guidelines regularly to remain in line with federal, state and local guidelines.
- Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-5pm; Saturday 12-5pm; Sunday 1pm-5pm.
- There will be no charge for your visit through December 31, 2020.
- The Museum has the right to refuse service to anyone exhibiting symptoms or not following facility code of conduct.
- If you are sick, stay home. If you have a temperature of 100.4 or higher, stay home. If someone in your house is sick, stay home. If you have allergies and can’t control sneezing, stay home.
- All members, visitors and staff are required to receive a temperature check and health screening before entering the building. Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 degrees or higher, or who is exhibiting other symptoms, will not be allowed in the Museum.
- You must wear a mask (face covering for your nose and mouth) when entering the building. Your nose and mouth must remain covered at all times.
- Groups of 8 people or less from one family are allowed to group together.
- Social distancing, minimum of six feet, is required for all others visiting.
- Please enter and exit at the Museum front doors. Visitors will not be allowed to come through the Federation doors.
- The Museum will only allow up to 30% capacity.
- The Museum will not have tours or docent-led tours this summer.
Coronavirus/COVID-19 Warning and Disclaimer
Coronavirus/COVID-19 is an extremely contagious virus that spreads easily through person-to-person contact. Federal and state authorities recommend social distancing as a means to prevent the spread of the virus. COVID-19 can lead to severe illness, personal injury, permanent disability and death.
Visiting the Museum could increase the risk of contracting COVID-19.
The Museum in no way warrants that COVID-19 infection will not occur through a visit to the Museum.
What we are doing:
- We are following CDC, Federal, State and local guidelines and recommendations.
- Our staff, members and visitors are required to wear masks (face coverings) at all times while in the building.
- All JFT/JCC/SMMJA staff are screened each day for COVID-19 symptoms, and temperature checks are required before they begin work each day.
- The cleaning agents used to sanitize our facility and equipment are EPA compliant to neutralize viruses, including COVID-19.
- The Museum’s cleanliness will be monitored every hour to ensure visitors and members have a safe experience.
Normal hours are:
Monday thru Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday Noon to 5 p.m.
Sunday 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
The museum is closed in observance of the following holidays:
2020 Jewish Holidays
Pesach – April 9, 10, 15 & 16
Shavuot – May 29 & 30
Rosh Hashanah – September 19 & 20
Yom Kippur – September 28
Sukkot – October 3 & 4
Shemini Atzeret – October 10
Simchat Torah – October 11
2020 Federal Holidays
New Year’s Day – January 1
Memorial Day – May 25
Independence Day – July 3 observed
Labor Day – September 7
Thanksgiving – November 26 & 27
Christmas Day – December 25
Tour groups of 10 or more
$3.00 a person
SCHEDULING A GROUP TOUR
Determine if the group is to tour the entire museum or specific exhibitions for in-depth study. While note taking is allowed with pencils only, assignments should be completed outside the Museum visit.
Docent-led tours may be scheduled on a first-come first-served basis for groups to begin between 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on weekdays; Noon-3:00 p.m. on Saturday; 1:00-3:00 p.m. Sunday.
Allow one-and-one-half to two-and-one-half hours for your group to fully experience the Museum.
Call 918.492.1818 three weeks in advance to reserve the date and time; have at least three dates in mind.
LEADER AND TEACHER TRAINING
The Museum offers opportunities for leader and teacher development for those who are interested in learning more about the Holocaust and Jewish history/heritage. The Museum works in cooperation with national and international institutions. Please let us know of your interest.
SPECIAL OR IN-DEPTH PROGRAMS
Special programs, including a talk with a Holocaust survivor or liberator, or other speaker, along with specific films may be scheduled at the Museum, as available. Although no guarantee is made, we make every effort to accommodate your request and provide the best possible experience for your group.
One adult chaperone per each ten students is required. It is the responsibility of the leader, teacher and chaperones to maintain appropriate behavior and to keep your group together. Please be sure that the chaperones are made aware of their responsibilities. Discourage chaperones from bringing additional guests or young children.
Free: Teachers and one chaperone for every ten students are free.
$3 per student (includes sales tax).
All other chaperones will be admitted at the group rate of $3 per person (includes sales tax).
$3 per person for 10+ individuals (includes sales tax).
*If the nominal admission fee or travel to the Museum is a hardship for the school or students, please contact the Museum at 918.492.1818.
CANCELLATION OR CHANGES TO TOUR NEEDS
Should it be necessary to cancel or make changes for your visit, notify the Museum as soon as possible, at least 48 hours prior to Tour date. Every effort will be made to reschedule the Tour or accommodate changes.
Please arrive at the Museum fifteen minutes prior to scheduled Tour time.
Consider nametags for leader, teacher, chaperones, and students/group members to identify the group and to facilitate addressing each person by name.
Please divide your group and assign chaperones to reduce confusion PRIOR to arriving.
There is sufficient bus parking on the property after dropping occupants at the entrance. Bus drivers may accompany the group at no charge.
BEFORE YOUR VISIT
Make the most of your group’s trip to the Museum and introduce concepts of tolerance, respect for diversity, the jewish religion and culture, and the Holocaust. We ask that the Museum NOT be your groups’ introduction to these subjects, yet that some preparation takes place prior to your visit. The Museum has resources to help you prepare your group.
Teachers or group leaders are encouraged to visit the Museum prior to the group trip. Identify yourself as a teacher or leader at the admission desk, and we will be glad to help.
Please speak to your group about proper museum behavior. There may be other visitors in the Museum at the same time as your visit, so please encourage:
- Museum voices
- Leaving in vehicles: backpacks/purses, chewing gum, food/drink, still or video cameras, beepers/cell phones
- Keeping hands in pockets and/or away from the art and exhibit
- Groups exhibiting inappropriate behavior may be asked to leave the Museum.