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Museum of Tolerance

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Address: Simon Wiesenthal Plaza, 9786 W. Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
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+1 310-772-2505
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 17:00
Fri 10:00 - 15:30
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

The Museum of Tolerance is a human rights laboratory and educational center...

The Museum of Tolerance is a human rights laboratory and educational center dedicated to challenging visitors to understand the Holocaust in both historic and contemporary contexts and confront all forms of prejudice and discrimination in our world today.

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Educational for the uneducated, well done, pricey

I assume the target audience is school kids. Were groups of school kids. While exhibits were well done, I have a good education on various genocides & THE Holocaust. I did not... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 12 November 2016
San Mateo, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is more of an experience than a museum. I was completely moved while taken through the journey of many different aspects of history that involved hate, oppression, genocide, and ignorance that fueled heinous acts of violence. A must see for all, anyone who values life. Politically neutral, the museum focuses on speaking out against hate and allowing holocaust survivors... More 

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Alhambra, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This museum is amazing. It's so interactive and informative. I know a lot about the period and still learned new things. The best part about the whole experience is hearing survivors from the concentration camps speak. It's extremely powerful. A must see.

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Kendall Park, New Jersey
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

Was looking forward to seeing this museum based on all the positive reviews. Their website indicated getting in would be no problem on a weekday. When we got there we were told there was a 30 minute wait because of a school group. The rude woman at the reception desk said the only way to get in sooner was to... More 

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

This is an experience everyone must experience at least once in their lifetime. Many exhibits regarding many hate and genocide historical incidents.

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San Mateo, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016

I assume the target audience is school kids. Were groups of school kids. While exhibits were well done, I have a good education on various genocides & THE Holocaust. I did not pay the extra $ to go to the exhibit on Anne Frank. Read enough about her. Enjoyed the art exhibit, the garden, & the architecture. Started out on... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Incredibly moving museum that should be a must see not only for visitors to LA, but residents as well. It is shocking that there are young people who are not aware of the very recent history that caused the death and misery of millions of people-and that is scary, as if we do not learn from and remember our mistakes,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This museum focuses a lot on the rise of Hitler and the importance of paying attention to demagogues as well as focusing on the events that followed his rise and the Holocaust. This was very interesting and well done. On a small technical note the exhibit runs on a timer so it guides you through by lighting up the part... More 

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Playa Vista, CA.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I first attended this museum for a field trip when I was in private school at young age. I feel the what I took away from the history was profound and breaks one's heart. The lessons taught should never be forgotten and should be required for all adolescents after 7th grade.

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016

MOT is a must. It starts out gently, discussing the history and development of anti-semitism in Europe, with dioramas depicting people (narration gave each persons' history) and conversations , nd segues to graphic illustrations of the horrors of Kristallnacht and the concentration camps. Take tissues - many patrons were openly sobbing. If anyone has any doubt that the Holocaust was... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

An absolute must. I've visited museums all over the world and would rank this one in my top 10. I first went here as a 14-year-old and it was one of the most moving, eye-opening experiences I'd had up to that point. Wonderfully thought out museum designed with an experience in mind more than just factual education.

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