The New Mexico Holocaust Museum and Gellert Center for Education (NMHM) is committed to using Holocaust education as the foundation for building understanding about human rights and social justice issues and creating empathy for those impacted by these issues.
In March, 2023, the museum became a USHMM Community of Holocaust Education Center (CHEC).
We encourage each and every student to become an upstander, a person who speaks or acts in support of an individual or cause, particularly someone who intervenes on behalf of a person being attacked or bullied.
Book a Tour
Please contact the museum at 505-247-0606 to arrange a tour following COVID protocols. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
We recommend tours for students in grade 6 or above. Exceptions may be made for grade 5 students on a case-by-case basis. Please contact us to discuss.
If you are a teacher interested in preparing students for a visit to the museum, please download the pre-visit resources:
The Pattern of Hate • The Ladder of Hate & Intolerance
Suggested Discussion Topics • Where do you Stand?
K-12 Education Outreach Programs
The foundation for our education programs is based in the lessons learned from the Holocaust. While we educate both adults and children, our main focus is our kindergarten through 12th grade outreach programs. By engaging students through extended arts making projects, we help them process difficult subjects, build empathy, and learn how to apply the lessons to their own lives.
All curricula are age-appropriate and available to teachers free of charge.
Why arts integrated education?
Research into the impact of the arts on student learning demonstrates that many positive affective and cognitive skills are acquired when students are engaged in this way. Additionally, research affirms that students who participate in the arts stay in school and do better academically compared to those who are not engaged in arts learning in any way. NMHM provides resources, curricula, lesson plans, and arts integrated programs for all grade levels. That we choose to use an arts integration model makes us unique among Holocaust museums.
To learn more about our programs, simply click on any program name below:
- High School:
- Middle School:
- Elementary School:
NMHM has identified a number of web sites and organizations whose goals and missions are consistent with ours. To learn more about these resources, simply click on any of the links below:
- Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
- Baylor University: “How to Provide a Multicultural Education”
- Echoes and Reflections
- Facing History and Ourselves
- The Institute for Tolerance Studies
- Teaching Tolerance Classroom Resources
- Simon Wiesenthal Center/Museum of Tolerance
- United States Holocaust Memorial Museum
- USC Shoah Foundation
- Yad Vashem the World Holocaust Remembrance Center