Summer Programming Registration: Virtual Summer Camp at HMH
Saturday, Jun. 13, 2020 – Saturday, Jun. 13, 2020
We want to keep our promise of delivering high-quality social justice programming, without risking the health and safety of our staff, participants, or their families. Considering current circumstances, we have decided to move our programming online.
Summer Learning Experiences at Holocaust Museum Houston provide a space for young change-makers to engage in the arts, experiential learning, social justice, community service, and advocacy during the summer months. Students will work with local artists and educators to learn, to create, and to inspire the community with their voices and their work.
A limited number of scholarships are available for 2020 and will be given on first-come-first-served basis. For more information on scholarships, contact the Summer Learning Experiences Manager.
PROGRAM OFFERING UPDATE
Our virtual programs will run on the follow daily schedule each week:
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Virtual Meetings
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Virtual Meetings
Model United Nations
Model United Nations provides a deeper understanding of multilateral diplomacy, strengthening negotiating and leadership skills, and improving their ability to anticipate evolving scenarios of complex issues. As in all MUN programs, our participants are required to present as real UN delegates partaking in sessions of various UN committees. Each participant in a committee represents a different country. The delegate must work, faithfully respecting the assigned country’s standpoint, to obtain the approval of documents that favor the assigned country and the collective interest.
Students will virtually tour the museum, learn about contemporary genocides, research current genocides, examine the UN definition on the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide, and will hold sessions to evaluate, update, and enforce the Convention, as understood through its definition. An emergency session of the UN will be presented as their culminating project. (Grades 6-12)
Photography and Social Justice
The Photography and Social Justice Experience will teach students basic photography skills, the art of creating a photography project and exhibit, and will use examples of photojournalism and human rights exhibits created through photography to inspire participants to use their lens to change the world. Students will participate in fieldwork, in and around their homes, to create an exhibit that will ultimately live in the Museum. (Grades 8-12)
Website for a Cause
Website for a Cause is a new experience that serves to teach participants how to use their voice, online. After choosing and researching social justice issues that are important to them, participants will create their own websites, with a call to action, to effect change. (Grades 6-12)
Creative Concepts will focus on Poetry this summer. We call on anyone who loves to write, perform, rhyme, and create! In this program, participants will engage in writing workshops, Upstander programming, and will learn about various types of poetry that will lead to the creation of their own poetry collection. More information about summer showcases will be announced later in the summer. (Grades 5-12)
HOURS & ADMISSION
Tuesday - Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday, noon - 5:00 pm
The Museum is closed Mondays through August 17, 2020.
- Members: Free Adults (19+): $19 Sr. Citizens (65+): $15 AARP Members: $15 (with valid ID card) Active-Duty Military: $15 Ages 0-18: Free Holocaust Museum Houston is free to everyone each Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m. and on International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Jan. 27), Yom HaShoah, Memorial Day, D-Day (June 6), and International Human Rights Day (Dec. 10).
Directions & Parking
- Paid Parking
- Paid parking is available in the parking lot next to the Museum on the corner of Binz and Caroline St.
Events at Holocaust Museum Houston
Aug. 12 – Aug. 12, 2020
Implications of COVID-19 for Atrocity Prevention with Dr. James Waller
Within Walking Distance
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