News & Events

Upcoming Events & Calendar

Feb 27

Exhibit: The War Time Escape

The Wartime Escape of Margret and H. A. Rey's Journey from France is open through June 30. This is a new exhibit. Margret and H. A Rey are the husband-wife team that created the Curious George series of children's books. Their escape from Nazi occupied France was a harrowing one filled with near misses and suspenseful twists. All along they carried the manuscript for the mischievous monkey we all came to know as Curious George.

Mar 9

Spring Break with Curious George

Visit the Museum for a week of fun events designed for children 4-9 years of age. All activities are age appropriate. Activities are from 11 a.m. to 12 noon each day.

Monday, March 9 - Trace the journey of Margret and H.A. Rey out of France to safety. Each child will be given a passport to chart the journey that saved Curious George.

Tuesday, March 10 - Join us for mask making and story telling.

Wednesday, March 11 - Enjoy Curious George on screen.

Thursday, March 12 - Create a giant puzzle and enjoy story time.

Friday, March 13 - Trace the journey of Margret and H.A. Rey out of France to safety. Each child will be given a passport to chart the journey that saved Curious George.

Participation is free for children under 9. Admission of $8 is required for adults. RSVP by email to

Mar 12

The Wartime Escape: Teacher Workshop

Museum educators will guide teachers through the exhibit and provide the tools needed to build their own personalized lesson plan for their students in elementary through middle school. The teacher workshop includes: Tour of The Wartime escape special exhibit; individualized lesson plan; Continental breakfast and CPE credit.

Space is limited to 10 teachers. RSVP required to. Dr. Charlotte Decoster

Mar 24

Get Curious@Preston Royal Public Library

Join us at the Preston Royal Library for a reading and art activity. (Pre-K and Kindergarten)

Mar 26

Upstander Speaker Series: Michael Sam

Michael Sam, the first openly gay football player in the NFL, will speak about his decision to "come out" in the often hostile and homophobic world of professional sports and will deliver his message of "Start Where You Are, Use what you Have and Do What you Can."

Apr 13

iREAD Book Club Meeting

Books are available at the Museum Store in the lobby of this museum. Meetings are at noon. Become a member and join the book club.
February 9
Ordinary Men
Christopher Browning

April 13
The Sunflower
Simon Wiesenthal

June 1
The List
Martin Fletcher

October 5
The Twentieth Train
Marion Schreiber

October 5
Hitler's Furies
Wendy Lower

December 7
Train to Warsaw
Gwen Edelman

Apr 16

Yom Hashoah-Commemoration of the Shoah

The Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance will host a 2014 Yom Hashoah Commemoration Ceremony on Thursday, April 16, 201 at 6:30 p.m. --location TBD-- Yom Hashoah, also known as Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorates the lives and heroism of Jewish people who died during the Holocaust and is a testament to how the Holocaust changed the world. Gather your family and friends to honor and remember victims of this catastrophic event.
Families of Holocaust survivors will light the six torches representing the six million who perished in the Holocaust. Guests will also enjoy a presentation that reflects upon the lasting effects of the Holocaust.

Download the flyer

Apr 23

70th Concentration Camp Liberation Anniversary

This year, 2015, will mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration camps by American and British forces. Soviet forces liberated camps in 1944 and 1945.

Details TBD. Location will be the SMU campus. Check for more concrete details.

Apr 30

Commemoration of the Armenian Genocide

In cooperation with the local Armenian community on this day we will commemorate the victims of the Armenian genocide.
Check back for details.

Feb 22


This event was cancelled due to inclement weather. We will reschedule this event. Please check back.
Location: Tiger Classroom at the Tiger Enclosure in the Dallas Zoo
In case of cold weather (50 degrees or below) one or both sessions might be cancelled. Rain will not affect the session.
Session description: The Education Staff from the Dallas Holocaust Museum will lead a reading of Curious George and explain how the authors of Curious George escaped from France in WWII. This will be followed by an educational activity in which children can explore the world of storytelling and art by drawing their own animal pictorial story. The Dallas Zoo staff will conclude with a Zoo Keeper’s Talk by the monkey enclosures. $5.00 admission to the Dallas Zoo is required RSVP is preferred but not required at

Apr 27

Region 14 Teacher Workshop

Start time is 8:00 a.m.