The Japanese American National Museum is devoted to preserving the history and culture of Japanese Americans. The museum is home to artifacts, textiles, art, photographs, and oral histories dating back to the first Issei (Japanese immigrant) generation, as well as home movies of Japanese Americans from the 1920s-50s.
K-12 student groups can visit the museum for guided tours, and choose from a variety of additional activities such as documentary screenings, taiko drumming and origami art. For a full list of available programs, see the Group Visits Brochure. JANM also offers special programs for school groups during temporary exhibitions, which you can browse on the museum website. The museum’s Bid for Education program covers admission and transportation costs for up to $350 per bus for Title I schools. Applications for the 2016-17 school year will be accepted beginning July 1, 2016.