Museum of Tolerance
Beverly Hills High School
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Santa Monica Museum of Art
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Museum of Tolerance information
Run by the Simon Wiesenthal Center, this museum uses interactive technology to engage visitors in discussion and contemplation around racism and bigotry, with particular focus given to the Holocaust. You can study various Nazi-era memorabilia, including bunk beds from the Majdanek camp and Göring’s dress-uniform cap.
Their goal is for visitors – mostly groups of school children – to learn and absorb the hard lessons of the past so they aren't repeated. Diversity is discussed, intolerances that we all carry are exposed, and champions of rights in America are celebrated. The last entry is 1½ hours before closing, and reservations are highly recommended due to stiff security protocol and school-tour scheduling. Reservations make your entry more seamless and swift. The new Anne Frank exhibit costs extra and takes more time, but is it ever worth it.
There's a gorgeous new theater which hosted, among other events, the global premieres of multiple Academy Award winners, 12 Years A Slave and Dallas Buyers Club .