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Museum of Tolerance
Museum of Tolerance

Museum of Tolerance

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9786 Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
310-772-2505
http://www.museumoftolerance.com/
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Learn about the history of prejudice and racism by browsing the exhibits and engaging in interactive activities at Los Angeles' Museum of Tolerance. Established in 1993, this multimedia facility ... Read more
consists of four primary sections, including periodically changing special exhibits. The Tolerancenter features an animated retelling of American history, a replica of a 1950s diner and other themed exhibits. In the Finding Our Families, Finding Ourselves area, delve into the lives of famous Americans, such as Maya Angelou and Carlos Santana. When you enter the Holocaust section, you take on the persona of a Jewish child in Nazi Europe.

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Montreal

Such a moving experience. But not for the faint of heart as some displays can be intense and haunting.

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This incredible museum is about 2 miles from our house. It is well worth a visit.

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Local from Los Angeles, California

A sobering reminder of what hate and indifference can lead to as you get a glimpse into the horrors suffered by the victims of Nazi Germany, and a reminder we must never let it happen again.

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Anaheim, California, USA

This Museum is amazing. Although matter how many times I go, I cry each time. The history you get to experience is powerful and priceless. I take my kids to get a feel of what our ancestors went through.

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Anaheim, California

Ive called and Ive been and the operator on the phone was just as tudey as the lady guarding the Museum.

Dont get me wrong the people checking us in and the people strip searching our car were incredibly nice..almost too nice that I ate my words after I met the rude lady at the museum. Geeze...i get it, it was a tough time and we have to show respect and smiles are not free here..
But goodness gracious it really deters me from ever wanting to come back for future visits.

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New York City, New York State, USA

Having been to the Holocaust Museum in DC, I didn't think anything would be more difficult to sit through than that. I was wrong. This was more difficult. As I sat on a bench and cried while watching video projected on cement walls overlayed with the voices of survivors telling their stories, I thought this is both the most awful and most incredible museum experience I've ever had. I recommend it, but go in knowing that it's extremely intense and takes a lot out of you.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

The Museum of Tolerance is a humbling counterpoint to the wealth and ostentation that permeate Rodeo Drive and sections of Wilshire Boulevard. This was the first museum of its kind in the world - a reminder of the past that challenges people to confront their most closely held assumptions and accept personal responsibility for change.

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Local from West Covina

I got the groupon deal for this museum and I've been wanting to check this museum out. Make sure to plan your day out, because it may take you at least 3hours to explore everything. There is FREE underground parking, they will check your ID and car trunk, so be aware of that. Once you get in you get your ticket and go through security scans. You will then go to a mini orientation (which is only about a minute) that describes to you where to go to. Your visual tour is about 1.5 hrs. Each tour starts every 10 minutes and once you wait for the next tour you receive a passport card about a child that was in the concentration camp. The tour was very informative, I learned a few things that I didn't know already from history class. We also got to meet and have a chance to ask questions for one of the survivors. It was an overall informative trip to MOT.

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The Museum of Tolerance is an emotionally disturbing experience that every human should have. It delves into "man's inhumanity to man" and showcases the elements of racism, intolerance, and prejudice that have stirred wars, torture, and genocides in mankind's history. The most disturbing exhibit to me was the gas chamber replica, which had me sick to my stomach and shaking. What a wakeup call: it made me even more sensitive to the Holocaust than I already was.

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Local from Los Angeles, California

Haunting, humbling and educational. I watched a documentary here about Rwandan women post-genocide and it was life changing. Definitely gives you a bigger and deeper perspective towards life.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Museum of Tolerance is a pretty cool, interactive museum. I went here for a few field trips with my class when I was younger. It was a good eye opener for me at that age. It taught me about things going on around the world that I had never known about. Now that I'm older it's not as informative, but I do recommend this place for students learning about the Holocaust. The museum touches on a variety of examples of prejudice, but it focuses mainly on the Holocaust. I've gone here a few times over the years. I just wish they made more updates. I know they've made a few, but nothing major enough to keep up with the times.

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this museum is amazing. the exhibits are moving and they have holocaust survivors speak on the hour, talking about their unimaginable experiences and brave stories. the best part for me was that when you walked in, you received a card with a photo of someone who was actually in the war and when you leave, you enter the card into a machine to find out what actually happened to them. my little boy actually turned out to be a docent at the museum now. really effective.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

The Museum of Tolerance is a really fantastic museum. Of course, the subject is heavy and a lot of the content is not easy to stomach, but this is an important museum to visit and well worth the trip.

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Local from Burbank, California

A documentation of the inhumanity of humanity.
Never Again, I hope!!!!

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learning history and tolerance!

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A must see.

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