This is a Museum that everybody should go to at some point. They go deeply into this horrible time in history and it is very upsetting, as it should be. You will most likely come out of this thinking a bit differently and learning a lot of things you did not know about the holocaust beforehand.
The exterior museum design was perfect in shape. The inside was a very nice tribute to those who were victims of the holocaust. There was not a dry eye among those in my group. It explained a lot of the history and delved into parts of the holocaust that you don't hear about.
This is not a place you should go if you want to have a happy-go-lucky weekend. It is a somber and sad place commemorating the horror of the holocaust. However, it is something very important and worth a visit, at least. It has a small fee, but the exhibits are powerful and moving. Some of the exhibits rotate.
I've lived in the Houston area for 22 yrs and I have been to just about every museum, attraction, site etc, but quite frankly I was a little concerned that the holocaust museum would be sad and depressing! IT was very much the opposite! EVERYONE NEEDS TO GO!! The more people who go visit this museum the less likely anything like this will ever happen again!! Open your eyes people....look where our country is heading!
Pros: survivor led tour, conversation etc
Although the staff were not rude, they were not altogether helpful either. They asked us to "keep it down". They should advise their patrons to not bring children under a certain age, or recommend an appropriate age group. By the way, our children were not making much noise; it's just that the museum was extremely quiet. Yes, reverence is respectful, but I found the atmosphere to be a bit too stuffy. On the upside, this was a beautiful, elegant display of artwork and a rare collection of personal eyewitness accounts. Count on spending at least two hours for a thorough visit.
Pros: Beautiful artwork, Very clean, Donations accepted
Cons: Too stuffy, Cold, spartan atmosph
This is is an excellent learning experience for the entire family. We waited until my children were 10 & 12. Even if you have studied the Holocaust, you will see and hear new and often unexpected aspects of the tragedy.
Pros: audio tour